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iHub By Joseph / May 8, 2014

2014 GrowthAfrica Agribusiness Accelerator

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The  2014  GrowthAfrica  Agribusiness  Accelerator programme  is  designed  to  enhance  and  enable entrepreneurs with the most innovative solutions to some   of   the   most   pressing   problems   faced   in agriculture to grow and accelerate their startups.

The programme consists of a cohort of 12-15 for- profit  startups  that  are  operating  in  the  growth stage of the agricultural value chain than actual farming.

Eligibility

To be eligible we would like you to have:

A product/service that is within Agribusiness.

•   Achieved   customer   validation   and   proof   of concept  from your targeted audience.

•   You are earning revenue from your business

•   You have team members/ or intend to have. We prefer startups that are more than one person.

•   You and your team members must be working full time on this venture.

•   You are a registered as a for profit company or intend to be.

Programme Structure

It is a 18 week programme that is split into 8 parts of 2-day workshops. The programme is taking place at The   GrowthHub   Nairobi.   Teams   will   be   taken through    the   ImpactCompass™;    a    framework designed    to    guide    the    teams    through    the fundamentals of transforming their product/service into a company.

The workshops are very thorough and very practical and involve relevant models and frameworks for startups;  access  to  experts,  experienced  mentors and access to key decision makers in the various strategic companies.The programme ends with a Venture Fair where the cohort presents to a set group of investors on GrowthAfrica’s  equity  platform  and  raise  up  to 100,000 USD.

Workshop Schedule

Workshop 1: June 27-June 28

Workshop 2: July 11 – July 12

Workshop 3: July 25 – July 26

Workshop 4: August 8 – August 9 and August 22

Workshop 5: September 5– September 6

Workshop 6: September 19 – September 20

Workshop 7: October 10 – October 11

Workshop 8: October 24 – October 25

The Venture Fair: November 6

Apply Now

Applications are due May 31 2014. Apply here:

If you have any questions about the application process or the programme please visit: www.thegrowthhub.com/agribusiness or email us at agribusiness@thegrowthhub.com

Author : Joseph

A USIU trained journalist & an aspiring animator Joseph thrives behind the camera. He is a still photography and videography aficionado. Joe is currently the director/editor behind African Tech Bits, an iHub production that features start ups in the tech scene. This Canonite can mostly be seen at the iHub in the company of his Canon 550D.


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