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GIZ-SAIS Investment Readiness Programme 2022 - for African AgriTech and FoodTech startups

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted August 5, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on August 30, 2021
GIZ-SAIS Investment Readiness Programme poster
GIZ-SAIS Investment Readiness Programme poster

The overall goal of the project is to support African startups in scaling their digital innovations; these innovations should enable users in the agriculture or food sectors to increase their income.

Up to 18 startups are selected annually to participate in a nine-month Investment Readiness Programme fully funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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The aim of the Investment Readiness Programme is to support more African startups in improving their business models, gaining access to investors and business partners, and achieving greater impact.

SAIS is looking for:
1. startups registered and operating in at least one African country;
2. innovative startups that are about to scale rapidly and apply digital solutions to the agriculture and food sector which enable their users to improve their income.

In addition, digital products or services that help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 are a plus and will be taken into special consideration.

Please note that early-stage startups will not be considered for the program.

The Investment Readiness program includes:
• Weekly advisory and coaching sessions;
• Additional services;
• Hub integration;
• Access to GIZ-SAIS network;
• Extended services;
• Meet-up events.

Application deadline: 31-Aug-21.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Aug 06
Aug 06

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed calls that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Aug 09
Aug 09

Thanks, Ana.