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Entrepreneurs to compete for Agripreneur of the Year title

The Global Agripreneurs Summit will see innovative ‘agripreneurs’ compete at the third Future Agro Challenge (FAC) Global Championships during the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC).

The competition and take place on 12 -15 March in Johannesburg and will host entrepreneurs in the food, agriculture, and aggrotech, all of whom will compete for the title of Agripreneur of the Year.

In a space of three years, the FAC has gained support from more than 60 countries and five continents, to identify viable solutions for food supply chain challenges.

“The food chain is broken. We need a bottom-up approach to identifying new and sustainable solutions to current and future challenges,” says the co-founder of Agro Challenge, Carla Tanas, in a press release to Ventureburn.

“Innovators, who have submitted high-calibre applications to the FAC, are positioned to help us address those challenges.”

The Agripreneur Summit will welcome 5000 representatives from 150 countries.

This year, The FAC has partnered with Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development for the Global Agripreneurs Summit 2017. This four-day event will connect innovative entrepreneurs with key investors and stakeholders.

The Global Agripreneurs Summit will be hosted in partnership with Industry Disruptors, Industrial Development Corporation as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.Sida through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and the SA Department of Science and Technology are also co-hosts.

Sida through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and the SA Department of Science and Technology are also co-hosts.

Summit Participants will be granted access to:

  • Investor matchmaking opportunities.
  • Funding opportunities.
  • Mentor evaluations of business models and strategies.
  • An innovation marketplace.
  • International media.
  • Awards through the FAC Global Championships.
  • Like-minded entrepreneurs, potential clients and industry leaders.

“Agripreneurs must be on the frontline and the FAC ecosystem, including all our national stakeholders, are committed to help them succeed,” added the co-founder of Future Agro Challenge, Carla Tanas.

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