65% of all the uncultivated arable land left in the world lies in the continent yet Africa spends $35 billion in foreign currency annually importing food, a figure that is set to rise to over $100 billion per year by 2030. Across sub-Saharan Africa, entrepreneurs are leveraging technology to solve problems in the agricultural industry, a market that is set to be worth $1 trillion by 2030.
Afri-[X] is Afrijob’s Incubation Lab that builds top teams to develop agricultural tech startups from idea to Minimum Viable Product (MVP) stage in 60 days. Entrepreneurship teams will consist of 4-6 Rwandan and international university students who will participate in the program in Kigali, Rwanda over Summer 2020 (June-August).
Together with local partners, Afrijob will provide the teams with working space, mentors, networks, critical industry knowledge, and other essential resources to facilitate the building of startups. The program will culminate in a Demo Day, where the teams will pitch their startups to a panel consisting of key stakeholders such as investors, government representatives, experienced entrepreneurs, and industry experts. Learn more >>