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PitchAgriHack is currently receiving applications from businesses that are developing technology-driven solutions to challenges faced by players in the agricultural sector. It invites AgriTech startups from across Africa at various stages of growth to enter its competition, in which winners will receive cash prizes.

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Generation Africa, a platform of the AGRF, will host the competition. The contest is sponsored by Heifer International, a global non-profit that’s working to end poverty in developing countries by supporting local agriculture.

How The Program Will Unfold

The competition consists of four categories, including three open segments and one invite-only category. The open segments are for:

  • Early stage startups
  • Growth Stage/Mature companies
  • Women-led businesses

Winners from these categories will win prizes totalling $45,000

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The fourth inviteonly category, called the AYuTe Challenge, will provide grants of up to $1.5 million to businesses that are already making a significant impact on smallholder farmers in Africa.

The competition’s organizers will select six winners from the open category and two from the inviteonly segment. They will announce the winners at the AGRF Summit, which will take place from September 5-9 in Kigali, Rwanda.

Leading contestants will prepare for their final pitches at a one-day Bootcamp.
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Winners will also receive support that’ll help them scale their enterprise.

Additional Benefits

Finalists will have their business profiles published in a Deal Book that will be circulated online and at the AGRF. Generation Africa’s web platform will also make these profiles public and enable the businesses concerned to get exposure to an investor community.

Applications for this competition will remain open until July 29, 2022.

If you would like to enter the Pitch AgriHack 2022 Digital Agriculture Competition, click here

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This article was first published on 28th June 2022


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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