The GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition has returned to help food warriors working to change Africa’s food system.
Are you ready to succeed as an agrifood business owner? Then boost your creativity.
To begin, join the GoGettaz Community when you enter the competition to gain access to education, mentorship, and investment networks to assist you in launching, growing, or scaling your agrifood business.
Before you begin your application for Africa’s largest agripreneurship competition, review the information on this page. In the 2022 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition, you may be one of two US$50,000 GRAND PRIZE WINNERS.
For the most innovative and scalable company initiatives, two entrepreneurs, one woman and one male, will each win $50,000.
We’d want to hear from companies that have a strong commitment to the environment.
ingenuity (20 percent )
Potential and traction in the market (20 percent )
Impact on Society and the Environment (20 percent )
business plan (20 percent )
The founder and his team (20 percent )
We’re looking for the following:
Criteria for Eligibility
The GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize is a terrific chance for young African agripreneurs to expand their business. The competition also provides top agripreneurs with the opportunity to attend the annual African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) and make their mark, in addition to the US$50,000 prize. This year, if COVID constraints do not prevent it, the leading Gogettaz agripreneurs will attend the AGRF Summit in Kigali, Rwanda.
Mentorship, programmatic connections, and support will be provided to all of our finalists to help them continue their entrepreneurial journey.
Entrepreneur is under the age of 35 at the time of competition submission and is legally recognized as an adult in the country of nationality.
Entrepreneur is a citizen of an African Union member country (as evidenced by a valid ID).
Entrepreneur is the founder/co-founder of the enterprise he/she represents in the competition and is involved in its operations and management.
If required, the entrepreneur will produce a signed declaration stating that he or she has no criminal record connected to corruption, tax evasion, financial impropriety, felony, or other offense.
Venture is intended to be financially self-sustaining, whether as a for-profit firm or as a non-profit organization that generates some money and is not reliant on donor support.
Through an invention or process improvement, Venture contributes to the agri-food sector’s development and/or helps the agri-food sector’s development.
- Businesses in the agri-food sector may be defined as:
- Research and development in the agri-food industry
- Production of primary foods (farming)
- Plant nutrition
- Drones, for example, are examples of mechanization, automation, or robotics.
- Crop security
- Urban farming vs. hydroponics
- Transportation, distribution, storage, and logistics are all aspects of logistics.
- processing of food
- Marketing or packaging
- Food service or retail
- Recycling vs. waste management
- Agri-food sector digital or technology solutions/services
- Financing/services for the agri-food sector that are innovative.
- Agri-food sector renewable energy or environmental solutions/services
In mid-July, the Top 24 semi-finalists will be notified by WhatsApp and email.
Each semi-finalist will be interviewed and given additional information.
The jury will choose 12 finalists by the end of July 2022. The finalists will be notified by WhatsApp and email, six male and six female.
Finalists will engage in an online/virtual pitching competition.
Mentorship, programming connections, and other resources will be provided to all 12 finalists to help them continue their entrepreneurial journey.