Village Capital Agriculture Africa Program 2019

Application Deadline: June 28 2019

Support through peer due diligence and constructive feedback

The program will select a cohort of 12 ventures, who will then participate in three 3 -day workshops that will take place between October 2019 and December 2020. Our award-winning curriculum encourages deep collaboration within the cohort and helps entrepreneurs explore and leverage business synergies among themselves.

Interactions with mentors, customers, and strategic partners

Early-stage startups need validation from customers as well as relationships with key partners in order to tailor solutions as they scale. We will streamline this process, helping startups connect and interact with:

  • Leading investors, entrepreneurs, and other sector experts who will offer mentorship during workshops;
  • Potential customers, partners, and other industry stakeholders, who will participate in business development sessions at the workshops;

The program will culminate in curated investor meetings with investors from our network for all companies in the cohort.

Eligibility criteria –

  • At least one full-time team member based in the country of operation
  • A minimum viable product
  • Meaningful customer or business validation (not limited to revenue, can also be successful pilot studies, number of users, and/or strategic partnerships)

Applications open – June 3, 2019

Applications close – June 28 2019

Workshop 1 – October 8-11, 2019

Workshop 2 – December 3-6, 2019

Workshop 3 – January 14-17, 2020

Selected startups are required to have at least one C-level team member attend all three workshops, and Village Capital will bear flight and lodging costs for a team member to attend.

For more information about the program, please email

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