Kenyan agri-tech start-ups led by youth and women have been invited to apply for the FoodTech Africa accelerator program, which offers access to US$ 100,000 in funding.
Aimed at addressing food security through innovation promotion, FoodTech Africa is a project commissioned by GIZ Make-IT in Africa and implemented by @iBizAfrica and Pangea Accelerator.
The 10-week program is designed to support women and young, growth-stage agri-based companies to sustain business growth by promoting access to finance, business support and technology adoption.
Selected companies will receive intensive training and mentoring, B2B sales incentives as well as an opportunity to connect with investors, with leading companies investing up to US$ 100,000.
“We are grateful to GIZ Make-IT in Africa for nominating this project to Pangea and Strathmore University to promote food security in Africa through the FoodTech Africa programme. We agree that Kenya and East Africa are at a crucial time and that creativity and young entrepreneurs have a major role to play in developing sustainable and local food systems, “said Jonas Tesfu, Chief Executive Officer ( CEO) and co-founder of Pangea Accelerator.