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Fate Foundation ScaleUp Lab Agribusiness Accelerator Programme 2020 for young Nigerians

The Agribusiness Accelerator Programme targets outstanding Nigerian agribusiness entrepreneurs (Founders, CEOs and Owner-managers) whose businesses are currently at growth stage and who are looking to scale their business expand their market reach and attract potential investors and strategic partners.

Programme duration is 4-6 months and includes a one-week accelerator bootcamp, interactive workshops, consulting sessions, business support services, one-on-one and group mentoring sessions with a team of seasoned sector faculty members and advisors.

The Agribusiness Accelerator Programme is implemented by ScaleUp  Lab, FATE Foundation and supported by Africa Capital Alliance (ACA) Foundation.

Application opens on Friday, March 13, 2020 and closes at 12:00 midnight WAT on Sunday, April 12, 2020.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicant must

  1. Be a Nigerian citizen (male or female).
  2. Be between ages 21-40 as at April 10th, 2020.
  3. Be Founder,Owner manager or CEO of a growth stage agribusiness venture. (Only one applicant per business will be accepted).
  4. Be operating a CAC registered agribusiness ventureat growth stage, currently in operation and generating income.
  5. Have minimum annual turnover of Fifteen Million Naira (₦15,000,000) only.
  6. Have minimum three (3) full-time highly skilled staff in managerial capacity (excluding part-time staff and low/semi-skilled staff).
  7. Available to participate FULL-TIME in the one-week boot camp in Lagos between Monday, May 25, 2020 – Friday, May 29, 2020 and ALL other activities required throughout the duration of the programme from Wednesday, June 10, 2020 – Saturday, August 8, 2020.
  8. Able to cover all personal, transportation or communication costs.

Programme Flow

  • Call for Application
  • Shortlisting & Enrolment of 10 Agribusiness Entrepreneurs
  • Agribusiness Boot camp

Gap Assessment:

  • Product/Service Development & Sustainability
  • Business & Operating Model
  • Access to Market
  • Financial Management
  • Develop Growth Plan of Individual Participants
  • Implementation of Accelerator Support in line with Growth Plan
  • Demo Day & Business Pitch Competition
  • Graduation of Fellows




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