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AYuTe Africa Challenge for Nigerian Entrepreneurs 2022

Heifer International and Enactus Nigeria created the AYuTe Africa Challenge Nigeria, an enterprise development program, to find, support, and nurture innovative, pertinent, and technology-driven agric-centric businesses to grow, scale, and prosper.

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Candidates should be youth-led, early-stage, or growing agritech businesses or companies with ground-breaking solutions that significantly impact smallholder farmers.

Key details
Host: Heifer International and Enactus Nigeria
Open to: Nigerians
Target: Entrepreneurs
Deadline: 16th September. 2022
Eligibility Criteria| AYuTe Africa Challenge for Nigerian Entrepreneurs
  • You must be aged 18-35 by the closing day of submission to the AYuTe Nigeria challenge.
  • Be a young person with creative ideas that emphasize the agriculture sector.
  • Possesses concepts that have been demonstrated to be effective at resolving social issues and are implementable, technically feasible, financially sound (affordable), and environmentally sound (eco-friendly).
  • Possess a valid form of identification proving Nigerian nationality, such as a permanent voter’s card or international passport.
  • Create the project’s financial statements.
  • The founder or co-founder of the business entered in the competition, and actively participate in its management and operations.
  • You must have no prior convictions for any crimes such as felony, tax evasion, financial impropriety, or corruption.
  • The ability to collaborate and form partnerships with other parties or stakeholders
  • The company must have:
  • An identifiable technological innovation that addresses the following problems for smallholder farmers:
    • Smallholder farmer productivity
    • Smallholder farmer income
    • Labour intensiveness of operations
    • Resilience
    • Access to information
    • Strong competitive advantage
  • Adherence to pertinent national policies and international agreements (e.g., SDGs)
  • Possibility of generating jobs and lowering poverty
  • Scalability and the capacity to influence a large number of smallholder farmers, including documented proof of an impact on their operations or income.

The AYuTe Africa Challenge will offer the following benefits to successful candidates:

  • For the top five finalists, personalized coaching and mentoring will be provided to translate training into business implementation.
  • At different stages of the challenge, technical support is provided to strengthen the MVP and the startup’s business and financial model.
  • Links to resources for money and investment
  • Opportunities for networking with investors and other stakeholders to present your solution.
  • A total of $20,000 in cash will be given to the top three winners as prizes:
    • Winner: $10,000
    • First Runner-Up: $6,000
    • Second Runner-Up: $4,000

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Application Procedure

The AYuTe Africa Challenge application form can be gotten from the following sources:

Web and App.

To access the form, follow the links provided below.

NOTE: Applicants are to provide a soft copy of any National Official ID (national identity card, international passport, driver’s license, or temporary/permanent voters’ card) and a soft copy of a clear passport.

All applicants will receive a confirmation by email/SMS after submitting their applications.

Any queries? Please contact info@enactus.org.ng

For more info, visit AYuTe Africa Challenge

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