Africa Contest

2024 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize: Competition for African Entrepreneurs with up to $50,000

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Are you a young agripreneur leading the charge against these urgent challenges? Do you have a transformative venture making significant strides in the agrifood landscape? Africa’s food sector is confronting escalating challenges in climate resilience, food security, and nutrition, making the need for innovative solutions more crucial than ever.


Two recipients will be awarded a combined total of 100,00 US Dollars in prizes!!

  • Two grand prizes of 50,000 US Dollars each.
  • Impact Awards: The judges will recognize ventures making a notable impact in improving rural livelihoods, nutrition, climate resilience, technology, gender equality, natural resource conservation, and job creation.
  • Facilitated participation at the Agribusiness Deal Room
  • Top finalists will be invited to participate in the 2025 GoGettaz Africa Leadership Program.


The Entrepreneur:

  • Aged 35 or below at the time of competition submission, and legally recognized as an adult in their country of nationality
  • Holds nationality from an African Union member country with official identification
  • Founder or co-founder of the represented venture and actively involved in its operations and leadership
  • Applicants must have no history of criminal offenses related to corruption, tax evasion, financial impropriety, felony, or other violations.

The Venture:

  • Already legally registered or in the process of registration in an African Union member country before July 1, 2024
  • Headquartered in an African Union member country
  • Designed to be financially sustainable, either as a for-profit or non-profit generating revenue without dependency on donor funding
  • Contributes to the agrifood sector’s development through innovation or process improvement.
  • The agrifood sector encompasses businesses involved in various aspects such as:

  – Agrifood research & development

  – Primary food production (farming)

  – Crop nutrition

  – Irrigation

  – Mechanisation, automation, or robotics, including drones

  – Crop protection

  – Hydroponics or urban farming

  – Transport, distribution, storage, or logistics

  – Food processing

  – Packaging or marketing

  – Food retail or service

  – Waste management or recycling

  – Digital or technology solutions/services for the agri-food sector

  – Innovative finance solutions/services for the agri-food sector

  – Renewable energy or environmental solutions/services for the agri-food sector

Application Process:

  • Click on the provided link to apply, which will direct you to our technical partner, VC4A (Venture Capital 4 Africa).
  • VC4A manages the GoGettaz community and securely collects all GoGettaz applications.
  • To initiate your application, you’ll need to create a VC4A profile.
  • Your application will be saved on your profile, allowing you to save progress and continue later.
  • Ensure to submit a quality application, as it’s your first opportunity to make a favourable impression.
  • Complete and submit your application before the deadline of June 10, 2024.
  • Note that once you submit your application, it cannot be updated.

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