Are you an African tech start-up interested in training to make you investment-ready? Apply for the SAIS Investment Readiness Program before 20 October 2023

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), through its “Scaling Digital Agriculture Innovations through Start-up (SAIS)” project, invites applicants to the Investment Readiness Program (IRP). The SAIS Investment Readiness Programme (IRP) offers African tech start-ups from the agriculture, food, and livestock sectors a year-long tailor-made support program to make them investor ready and scale up their business.

The program seeks to support start-ups in agribusiness, agritech, animal farming, clean technology and energy, crop farming, e-commerce, edtech, fintech, food and beverage, food production, and logistics. Interested applicants must fulfill the following to apply:

  • Be registered and operating in Africa with a certificate of registration
  • Have a clear and convincing business model
  • Have a clear problem statement, digital solution, customer segment, and revenue stream
  • Have a founding member on a team of at least two people who work full time
  • Founding and management team should have entrepreneurial and technical experience in their area of operation
  • Must have a viable digital product that impacts customers’ incomes
  • Must have a product that has a positive impact on the African AgTech, FoodTech or livestock (vertical sectors that have an influence can be accepted like e-commerce, fintech, logistics and edtech
  • Must have launched digital products at least six months before the application period
  • Be able to demonstrate traction (customer base and revenue)

Participating start-ups will benefit from the following:

  • Access to online training (tailored)
  • Add-on: Programme for Female Leaders
  • Access to the GIZ network
  • Access to additional services
  • Integrating you into a local hub (optional)
  • Regular sessions of personalized coaching with local and international experts

To apply, visit: SAIS IRP Applications