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  If you run an AgriTech startup in Nigeria (or elsewhere in Africa) and you’re looking to raise funding from investors to scale your venture, here’s an opportunity you may want to take advantage of. The Scaling Digital Agriculture Innovations through Startups (SAIS) accelerator is organizing an investment readiness program that will prepare AgriTech startups on the continent to receive funding from significant global investors.
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Startups targeted by this program are resident and active in Africa, offer scalable and market-based solutions to challenges in agriculture faced by stakeholders, and address issues related to food production and distribution, as well as climate change. SAIS is commissioned by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
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Participants in this program will benefit from it in the following ways:
  • Receive personalized coaching from local and international experts
  • Individual online training in pitching, data analytics, growth strategy, term sheet, valuation, marketing and sales, etc.
  • Access to services that will help to optimize key aspects of their business (legal advice, design, coding, online marketing, digital product optimization, etc.)
  • Get the opportunity to use a local hub, connect with peers and major industry players, and be integrated into the local and international ecosystems
  • Gain access to investors and partners, and get investments and business partnerships that will enable them to scale their business

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This program is open to entities that meet these criteria:
  • Must be duly registered in their country (with a certificate of registration as proof)
  • Should have a team of at least 2 people who work full-time for the startup
  • Must have a digital product that positively impacts agriculture and food production (verticals that have an impact on agriculture, like ClimateTech, Logistics, FinTech, eCommerce, etc., may be accepted)
  • Must have launched their product and gotten it to market at least 6 months before applying
Applications will remain open until October 19, 2023. If you would like to apply for this program, you can do so HERE. Featured Image Source: Opportunity Desk
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This article was first published on 31st August 2023


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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