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Apply Now for the AGRI-Business Innovation Challenge $16,000 Equity-Free Grant

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Apply now for the AGRI-Business Innovation Challenge $16,000 Equity-Free Grant. The challenge aims to identify, develop, and scale innovative solutions to food safety challenges and provide a healthier supply food chain to meet the growing population in Nigeria.

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), a Swiss-based foundation launched at the UN in 2002 in partnership with the Nigeria Climate Innovation Center (NCIC) has co-created the Agribusiness Innovation Challenge to solve the challenges of human suffering caused by malnutrition.

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The challenges will help identify, develop, and scale innovative solutions to food safety. Furthermore, the challenge which is a part of GAIN’s Strengthening Nutrition in Priority Staples project to provide technical assistance and training women and youth-led start-ups to strengthen their capacity, improve their access to financial services, and develop their business concepts leveraging innovation to improve food supply chain efficiency in Nigeria.

Eligibility and Requirements of the AGRI-Business Innovation Challenge

Participants must meet the following:

  • The challenge is for women and youths aged 18-35 years (Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply).
  • Participants must have Agri-business innovations that can address and solve Food Supply Chain challenges in Nigeria.
  • Participants who are shortlisted should be willing to commit to all program deliverables.
  • Finalists should be willing to test and replicate their solutions in Nigeria; Benue State, Kaduna State, Nasarawa State, and Ibadan State.
  • All participants must have businesses registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).

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What You Stand to Gain from the AGRI-Business Innovation Challenge

Selected participants will receive the following:

  • The challenge will give the selected participant a $16,000 equity-free grant.
  • The selected participant will be a part of the pitch Readiness boot camp.
  • The selected participant will also be a part of the mentorship Community.
  • The selected participant will receive a technical Assistance Program.
  • The selected participant will have a Demo Day and a Deal Day.

Application Process

The application deadline is the 24th of October, 2023.

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit the official webpage of the AGRI-Business Innovation Challenge.

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