Apply now: Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech 2021 [Worth $1M USD]

Milken-Motsepe Prize In AgriTech 2021
Key details
  • Host: Milken Institute and Motsepe Foundation
  • Open to: All nationalities
  • Target: Entrepreneurs
  • Deadline: 31st December,2021

Applications for Milken-Motsepe Prize In AgriTech 2021 is currently ongoing.

Milken-Motsepe Prize In AgriTech 2021
About the Milken-Motsepe Prize In AgriTech

The inaugural Milken-Motsepe Prize focuses on driving progress toward SDGs 1 and 2: no poverty and zero hunger. The Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech is a global competition for creative agricultural technologies that increase farmers’ economic value, from seed to sale.

Winning teams will increase net economic value to small and medium-sized farms by:

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  • Developing innovative technology solutions for any stage of the food system, from seed to sale
  • Designing a viable business model
  • Increasing farm productivity and/or decreasing post-harvest loss
Eligibility Criteria
  • Anyone, regardless of age, place, or other factors, is qualified to register.
  • Anyone who has a brilliant idea is welcome to join.
  • Minors would need to have someone of legal age sign legal papers on their behalf.

The winning team will receive a $1 million grand prize, as well as other rewards totaling $1 million.
Many entrepreneurs lack the knowledge and resources they need to bring their ideas to life. The Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech offers a diverse range of rewards for entrepreneurs in addition to the opportunity to win cash prizes.

  • Online Community: Simply complete the free prize registration process and you will join an online community of other entrepreneurs. The prize portal will give you access to:
    • Team matchmaking
    • Resources for entrepreneurs
    • Online training and help desk
  • Certificate Program: Teams will receive a 12-week experiential learning program powered by the Stanford Center for Professional Development Idea to Market curriculum. Upon completion of the program, teams will receive a Certificate of Completion:
    • Stanford Center for Professional Development Certificate of Completion
    • Mentoring from industry experts
    • Pitch and feedback sessions
  • Alumni Network: Winning teams will join the Milken-Motsepe Innovation Prize program alumni network following prize completion, with access to:
    • Investors
    • Data Analysis
    • Networking opportunities

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Application Procedure

There are two stages to the Prize competition: an eight-month Design Round and a one-year Finalist Round.

  • Design Round: Teams submit their design and business model. An independent panel of expert judges will select up to 25 teams to receive $10,000 each and advance in the competition.
  • Finalist Round: Teams develop their prototypes and conduct field tests on small and medium-sized farms in Africa.

Interested candidates who wish to apply can click the button below:

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