AgriInnovate Benin 2023
In Benin, food insecurity persists as a critical challenge, significantly affecting the population.
The country faces numerous agricultural challenges, including limited access to resources, inefficient farming practices, and vulnerability to climate change impacts, which directly contribute to this food insecurity issue.
Implementing an incubation program for startups focused on agriculture presents a crucial opportunity to address these challenges, allowing for innovative solutions, sustainable farming practices, and increased food production, thereby contributing to the country’s efforts to tackle food insecurity and transform its agricultural landscape. Join the Unsung Heroes AgriInnovate Benin 2023.
We look for ideas to improve food security people lives impact business scaling business
December 4th - December 18th
Partnership with MAP AFRIQUE
MAP AFRIQUE is a humanitarian action and sustainable development NGO.
MAP AFRIQUE‘s mission is to include and promote young people and women economically and socially in the development and marketing of their production in Benin. This through technical and strategic training, support in their communication as well as logistical and organizational support.
MAP AFRIQUE works at or the protection of the environment and the promotion of agroecology, promoting digital inclusion through the digitalization of agriculture and To promote green entrepreneurship through the valorization of biowaste and the promotion of renewable energies.
CALL FOR IDEAS AND STARTUPS
For software or hardware ideas for humanitarian purpose
WATER SANITATION / HYGIENE
Make your product to be a humanitarian-tech solution.
Build the new value. Open new markets. Try it.
See the plan
KICK-OFF WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
INNOVATIONS IN AGRICULTURE
Up to December 10th
MENTORING SESSION I
FUNDING FOR IMPACT STARTUPS
HOW TO PITCH YOUR IDEA
Up to December 17th
MENTORING SESSION II
FOLLOW-ON WITH MENTORS
Speakers & Mentors
First of all you should apply to validate if the business idea makes any sense. The most common reason of startups failure is lack of market need for it.
The second of all, the program is for those founders who wants to become social entrepreneurs – to validate this idea with humanitarian organizations.
International team of mentors support you with understanding your business model from other perspectives and in the future, they might become your business partners.
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Unsung Heroes is free of charge. You do not give us any equity.
Deadline to apply is November 13th
The Program conducts 4 workshops and 2 mentoring sessions.
You will understand the path between your idea to the working business. Morever, you will check if this business idea might support humanity. Last but not least you meet mentors from many countries who could support you with business scaling in next stages.
First stage is the application screening. Then this is interviewing with companies selected by our humanitarian partners. After online meeting with us and one of humanitarian partner you receive feedback and information GO / NO GO (and why as well).