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Agri-Tech Innovation Program For African Students And Entrepreneurs

Agri-Tech Innovation

The Agri-Tech Innovation through Humans to Humans is calling for application from students and entrepreneurs who are within the agri-tech space in Africa to apply.

This is for students who want to gain unique exposure to emerging markets, and for entrepreneurs who are ready to network with leading experts in agri-tech and entrepreneurship.

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About The Agri-Tech Innovation Program

The Agri-Tech Innovation Program extends the Humans to Humans mission to a thematically focused program in agriculture, agroecology, agroforestry, organic farming, and pisco-agriculture with an emphasis on technological innovation. The program targets sustainable ventures within the agri-tech space on the African continent.

Following a highly selective process on a rolling application basis, teams will consist of one entrepreneur paired up with two university students. And, this year’s cohort will consist of 25 companies and 50 students.

The Agri-tech innovation program is an online remote collaboration opportunity that is unpaid. So only students interested in the program must submit their application and resume.

See Also: Jim Leech Mastercard Foundation Fellowship On Entrepreneurship 2021 For Young Africans

How It Works

Following an initial screening process, selected students will be interviewed by two members of the management team. Accepted applicants will then be matched with entrepreneurs based on corresponding demands and skills.

In addition, the entrepreneur’s venture needs to be in line with the Humans to Humans social impact policy based on the UNDP’s Economic, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors. The organisers will conduct in-house due diligence to assess the entrepreneur’s venture’s compliance through a thorough application process requiring official documentation, referrals, interviews, and performance data.

Agri-Tech Innovation Program Benefits

Accepted students will:

  1. Impact real-time problems
  2. Develop transferable skills
  3. Gain unique exposure to emerging markets
  4. Network with leading experts in agri-tech and entrepreneurship
  • Accepted entrepreneurs will:
  1. Collaborate with top-tier students to innovate venture.
  2. Gain visibility and traction in new markets
  3. Gain exposure to potential investors
  4. Network with leading experts in agri-tech and entrepreneurship

Also, entrepreneurs must have worked on their venture for a minimum of 1 year and possess a working knowledge of English.

See Also: 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 Nomination For Young Leaders Worldwide

Who Can Apply?

Applications are open to university students for one of these three positions;

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Go from idea to starting your business in 30 days
  1. Public Relations/Marketing
  2. Business Development/Consulting
  3. Tech Role (front end & back end)

It is open to university students studying Agri-Tech concentrations, including but not limited to; Agricultural Sciences, Economics and Management, Agricultural Technology and Industry, Animal Science, Crop, Soil and Water Science, Food Science, Biological Engineering, and Environmental Studies and sustainability.

See Also: Venture For Africa 2021 Cohort For African Young Talents

The program starts January 11, 2021, and ends: May 7, 2021

Students deadline for application is December 4, for entrepreneurs November 30, 2020. So, if you find interest in this program, apply now using this link; https://www.genuinehumanconnection.io/our-programs/

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