First City Monument Bank, FCMB, in partnership with Passion Incubator, has recently launched its pitch event, the FCMB Agritech EPIC Pitch 2020.
Passion Incubator, a Lagos-based, early-stage incubator and accelerator, has been investing in some Agritech start-ups, thus, making FCMB confirm its renewed commitment, in supporting the Agritech ecosystem on the African continent.
This 2020 edition, will feature a virtual conference with the theme: ‘Redefining and Repositioning Agricultural value chains in this COVID-19 era’.
The conference will see a gathering of global experts, who would discuss and give valuable insights into agricultural value chains.
The program has its focus on the following Agricultural value chain solutions:
- Agricultural Finance
- Agricultural Marketing
- Supply chain
Benefits of participation
- A sum of N1.5 million to assist the top two winning start-ups from the programme
- Mentorship support
- Access to workspace
- Market and networks that stimulate innovation
- Collaboration and business growth
- Access to the Passion Incubator’s resources & partner organization support
- Access to business development services
“This initiative is geared towards building and accelerating the growth of the Agritech Start-ups in Africa and also helps young and self-driven Nigerian entrepreneurs grow their business.
This mission would, eventually, build investible, sustainable and scalable businesses that can contribute to the nation’s employment rate, as well as the growth of the nation’s GDP”, a source from FCMB stated.
The 2020 edition would hold, as a virtual conference, due to the prevailing coronavirus pandemic.
How to apply
Interested entrepreneurs in Agrictech can go ahead to apply here.
The deadline for the application for FCMB Agritech EPIC Pitch is Friday, July 24, 2020.
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