The AgriLab program has opened its applications, to assist early-stage Agri-tech start-ups to grow.
This growth process will see them pass through mentorship and funding.
The program is, a partnership, between Ventures Platform, an Abuja-based tech incubator and the Irish Embassy.
Ventures Platform incubates and supports start-ups, through its investment fund and Not-for-Profit arm.
The partnership aims at assisting agri-tech start-ups, to meet up, with the requirements of Nigeria’s rapidly growing population.
The focus of AgriLab is, the agri-tech sector and it is the area that, Ireland has demonstrated its leadership, globally.
The partnership is an indication that Nigeria is in need of developing its agricultural sector.
Nigeria needs to develop, in order to diversify its economy and meet the demands, of a fast-growing population.
Eligibility And Selection Criteria
A Nigerian, with a business idea, in the Agri-tech space that, identifies the problem it solves.
A business model that is both, sustainable and scalable
Resident in Nigeria
Applicant must be between the ages of 18 – 35
Available to take part in the entire program, if selected
Able to travel to Ireland, for a business visit
In possession of a valid International Passport
Benefits Of The Programme
In a 3-day ideation workshop and Bootcamp, selected start-ups will get to learn the required knowledge that will enhance their acceptance, into the incubation programme.
Participants will be exposed to mentorship and workshop.
Participants will get a seed capital of $2000
An all-expense paid trip to Ireland. The winner will get to meet with potential investors and business partners.
How To Apply
If you are in the Agric-tech start-up space and you have satisfied the criteria for selection listed above, you can, then go ahead to apply, for the AgriLab programme here.
The deadline for the application is Wednesday, December 18, 2019.