The 2022 AgriFood Nigeria Accelerator Program seeks to equip and empower agri-food tech entrepreneurs in Nigeria with the skills and resources they need to start and grow successful and thriving agri-food tech firms. The program will use innovative modules to diagnose the gaps faced by the Startups, and then deploy appropriate support mechanisms such as training, business planning, mentorships, peer learning and technical support to help the participating Agritech Startups stay afloat. Outstanding Nigerian agricultural entrepreneurs who are looking to scale their firms, increase their market reach, and attract new investors and strategic partners are targeted by the program.
The training will take place over the course of seven weeks.
The program will run for a duration of 7 weeks and Interactive workshops, consulting sessions, business support services, and one-on-one and group mentorship sessions with a team of seasoned sector industry professionals and trainers.
ACCESS TO INVESTMENT TRAINING
The program will groom participants to have the necessary tools and skills to secure investment from investors.
Experienced coaches will facilitate scheduled or need-based mentorship to provide personalized attention in addressing each company’s needs. Coaches also support tailoring growth strategies and pathways.
The program will support entrepreneurs’ access to up to 20 hours dedicated to optional engagement with Microsoft Technical Partners
Entrepreneurs will undergo an intensive period of business evaluation and diagnosis. The curriculum is then tailored to meet the unique needs of each company
- Call for Application
- Shortlisting & Enrolment of 20 Agribusiness Entrepreneurs
- Needs Assessment
- Develop Growth Plan for Individual Participants
- Implementation of Accelerator Support in line with Growth Plan
- Mentorship & Technical support
- Demo Day & Business Pitch Competition
- Workshops 8
- Duration 7 weeks
- Skill Level Intermediate
- Language English
- Cohort Size 20
- Categories Growth Stage
Who is implementing the AgriFood Nigeria Accelerator?
This program is being implemented by Pangea trust in partnership with Microsoft.
Where can I access the application form?
You can get the application form Here.
Who is eligible to apply?
The following is the eligibility criteria for the application
1.Nigerian Women and youth owned post revenue companies in agriculture and related industries
2.The business needs to have an existing working product and generating revenue
3.The founder must be between the ages of 18-35 yrs.
4.The business must be based and registered in Abuja, Nigeria.
5.Be operating a CAC registered agribusiness venture at the growth stage
6.At least one co-founder must be on the project on a full-time basis.
When is the application deadline?
The application deadline is 11:59pm WAT, 15th April 2022.
What are the benefits of applying to the AgriFood Nigeria Accelerator?
The program has the following benefits for you:
1.Opportunity to receive investment training and linkages for high potential innovative businesses
2.Access to Technical Support with Microsoft Partners
3.7 weeks of intensive business development training
4.Access to a leading network of experts in Agriculture
5.Tailored coaching sessions to address your business needs and mentoring
How long is the acceleration period?
The acceleration period is 7 weeks
When does the program begin?
The program is starting on 25th April 2022
When does the program end?
The program is ending on 10th June 2022
What specialised skills will I learn during the accelerator?
Specialised skills include
2.Investor preparedness and engagement
5.Customer acquisition skills
6.Design and presentation skill