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Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Bootcamp. Scaling Ventures in Agribusiness

Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Bootcamp: Youth, Young Adults, SMEs, Startups


 

Our bootcamps teach the average entrepreneur how to build a sustainable agribusiness venture using various critical-thinking exercises and business frameworks. There will be a lot of group activity focused on getting entrepreneurs to think outside-the-box. If you have a business that is unique, can scale quickly, we may work with your startup to get additional resources.

What is an entrepreneur? What does it take to take an idea from concept to reality? How do you get funding? What if I fail? These are questions that every entrepreneur asks himself or herself when they start a business. Most people have to fail several times before they get the right skills and technical know-how to build the right type of business that fits their lifestyle.

 

 

What to Expect:

In our bootcamps, expect to learn critical-thinking exercises that can help the average entrepreneur scale a product or service in the agribusiness value chains. Participants are expected to ask questions and learn from each other. Expect to hear insightful presentations from experts and presenters in various sectors of agribusiness. On the last day of the bootcamp, entrepreneurs will be invited to pitch their venture idea to a panel of judges – investors and experts in agribusiness.  After the boot camp, winning participants will receive prizes and mentorship from a local partner.

 

Key Topic Areas Include:

  • Introduction to the opportunity for agribusiness in Africa

  • Viability of an Idea, critical-thinking exercises

  • Market, industry, and competitive analysis

  • Idea shaping and product definition

  • Defining your value proposition

  • Business model canvas framework and assessment

  • Harnessing resources

  • Preparing and practicing your elevator pitch

  • How to leverage your local network

 

During the Bootcamp Participants Will:

  • Gain a better understanding of how to scale a venture that makes sense for the local and global market

  • Learn how to partner, scale and integrate yourself into a multinationals supply chain

  • Acquire tools and framework to identify opportunities for product and market fit: target market, market segmentation, and competitive analysis

  • Learn how to scale a potential product or service that can serve a market need

  • Learn ideation techniques

  • Understand how global agribusiness supply chains work

  • Understand what investors are looking for when they invest in a business