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26 April 2018

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Women In Tech Africa (WITA) Pitch Agrihack 2018

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), with the support of the African Development Bank (AfDB), in collaboration with the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRA), Women in Tech Africa, Wennovation Hub (Nigeria) and Suguba (regional), is launching Pitch AgriHack 2018.

Pitch AgriHack competition, part of the Agrihack Talent Initiative of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), aims at accelerating e-agriculture entrepreneurship for improved livelihoods.

This year, the competition will be organised under the theme: Women entrepreneurs innovate for agricultural transformation in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

Benefits

   Access to boot camps for finalist, training, mentoring and exchange sessions.

   Potential grants and funds for winners to develop their products.

Eligibility

   It is open to young innovators and entrepreneurs or owners of ICT platforms offering e-agriculture services.

   Applicants must be a female

How to Apply

Women in Tech Africa will advise on the call for application dates and corresponding modalities. But noteworthy is that there will be a one-day Pre-hackathon workshop in Ghana, Kenya, Zambia, Cameroon, Trinidad and Tobago and Nigeria.

So, if you are a female founder with an innovative tech solution that addresses a need in the agriculture sector, you might want to hit this button to indicate interest. Also, you can register to attend the workshop through this link:

Entrepreneurs without Borders (EWB) internship placement opportunity

As a startup/SME have you wondered what it would be like to have a young individual from Europe intern at your organisation? Well for those who have gone the extra mile of wishing for an opportunity as this, your wish might just come true as Swedish organization, Entrepreneurs without Borders (EWB) plans to begin sending interns to Nigerian Startups.

This will be made possible with its local Partner, Infomart Books and Media Nigeria, who will help with placement of the Swedish interns for a period of six to eight weeks.

Things to note

   Major criteria will be assistance with specific ongoing projects.

   Coaching and mentorship will also be provided by experts in Sweden throughout the duration of the programme.

   Selected/Interested Startups and SMEs must be willing to contribute towards the boarding, local transport, and meals of the intern for the stated period.

   The pool of interns includes product developers, computer science, mechanical engineers, media engineers, business developers etc.

   EWB Sweden will arrange the flight ticket, visa, medical insurance for the Intern.

Expression of interest

Deadline for submission of interest is May 15th, 2018. The application should be forwarded to info@ewb.world. Alternatively, you can visit the website on www.ewb.world and www.ewb.world/get-in-touch.