Nest/World Bank AgriTech Challenge 2017 for Kenyan techpreneurs

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Application Deadline: July 25th 2017

The World Bank AgriTech Challenge, powered by Nest, is the region’s first open innovation programme focused on agribusiness. The World Bank is calling everyone from trailblazing startups and industry veterans to visionary teams from universities to apply*. This is your opportunity to build an actionable solution that could transform agriculture in Kenya!

Facilitated by the World Bank and Nest, selected teams will work closely with one of the region’s leading agribusiness companies to conceptualize, co-develop and prototype a product to alleviate acute challenges in the Kenyan agribusiness value chain.

The World Bank AgriTech Challenge is the first open innovation programme that bridges Kenyan techpreneurs with a vertically integrated agribusiness value chain. The 2-month long co-creation activity will include integration-focused workshops, one-on-one interactions with industry veterans, and structured product development. Each team will aim to develop a prototype or customize a solution in partnership with experienced operational professionals. These will be then presented to senior executives and investors at a Demo Day for potential commercial adoption and scale.

Benefits:

Accelerated product development
A chance to work with a leading, established industry player to build, test and potentially scale your solution

Resources
Access to the insights, internal infrastructure and operational excellence developed by the World Bank and one of the region’s most successful agribusiness corporates

Mentorship
One-on-one guidance from agribusiness veterans, integration consultants and startup capacity building experts

Intros to senior executives and investors
A platform to present a your solution to senior industry executives and quality investors

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Nest/World Bank AgriTech Challenge 2017

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