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GIZ-SAIS Investment Readiness Program for African AgriTech and FoodTech Startups


GIZ-SAIS Investment Readiness Program for African AgriTech and FoodTech Startups

Deadline: 31 August 2021
Open to:
African AgriTech and FoodTech Startups
Benefits: services, advisory, coaching sessions, events and more

Description

Applications are open for the GIZ-SAIS Investment Readiness Program 2022. ‘Scaling Digital Agriculture Innovations through Startups’ (SAIS) is a project implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The overall goal of the project is to support African startups in scaling their digital innovations; these innovations should enable users in the agriculture or food sectors to increase their income. Up to 18 startups are selected annually to participate in a nine-month Investment Readiness Program fully funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The aim of the Investment Readiness Program is to support more African startups in improving their business models, gaining access to investors and business partners, and achieving greater impact. Seven output indicators (also called investment readiness criteria or investment readiness output indicators) have been defined to assess and monitor the investment readiness level of selected startups.

Eligibility

Selection Criteria

Mandatory Criteria

Competitive Criteria

Benefits

The Investment Readiness program includes:

How to apply?

Application deadline is August 31, 2021. All submissions must be complete on or before this date.

For more information, please visit the official website.



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