Tech startups working to transform the agriculture and food tech industry in Africa are invited to apply for the SAIS Investment Readiness Programme to help them scale.

The Investment Readiness Programme is provided by the “Scaling Digital Agriculture Innovations through Startups” (SAIS) project, implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the German Agency for International Cooperation, and co-funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

It offers selected food and agri-tech businesses access to a year-long, tailor-made support programme to help them raise funding and scale. This includes personalised coaching sessions with local and international experts, access to individual online training, and access to additional services such as legal advice, online marketing, and digital product optimisation.

Companies will also be given the opportunity to use a local hub or office space and be connected to the organising team’s investor and partner network. It also offers special support for female founders and women in leading positions of the startups through networking and peer-to-peer learning as well as increased visibility.

Applications are open here until October 20.

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