AYuTe Tanzania Challenge

AYuTe Africa Challenge Tanzania identifies innovative agriculture and technology ideas with the potential to address value chain challenges faced in Crop Production, Livestock, Fisheries, Forest and Natural Resources Management in the country.

About the Challenge

The challenge is an initiative of Heifer Tanzania, which is working closely with Sahara Ventures to run the competition. Sahara Ventures will employ its expertise in business acceleration to develop a strategic direction for youth, agriculture, and technology in line with Heifer Tanzania’s mission and approach.

AYuTe Africa Challenge Tanzania is part of the national edition of the AYuTe Africa Challenge and is open to youth agritech innovators across the country.

Innovations will focus on improving production, productivity, income, access to finance, and resilience, with awards provided to three standout young agritech innovators through a pitch competition.

Prizes total $22,500 in cash awards for the top three winners:

  • 1st > $10,000

  • 2nd > $7,500

  • 3rd > $5,000

  • Enterprises can expect to receive the following:

    1. Cash Prize awards of up to $ 22,500 for the top winners.

    2. Customized incubation program for the top 10 finalists.

    3. Customized training boot camps at the various levels of the competition.

    4. Technical assistance at the various levels of the challenge to strengthen the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and the business and financial model of the start-up.

    5. Coaching and mentorship personalized to unpack training into business implementation.

    6. Links to financial & investment opportunities.

    7. Networking opportunities to showcase your solution and meet with investors and other stakeholders.

  • 1. Established or registered in Tanzania.

    2. Early-stage start-up (less than 3 years old).

    3. Have an innovative agri-tech solution responding to the needs of the agri-value chain at various levels (e.g. production, aggregation, post-harvest losses management, value addition, access to markets, financing, etc).

    4. Have a focus on impacting the value chain in Crop Production, Livestock, Fisheries, Forest and Natural Resources Management.

    5. The innovation should demonstrate a strong potential to scale.

  • To apply, fill out the application form here - : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc_qK76wTcsd6It6UVYbwxQJpFkwb3EcfjXKoAcQDfg4ksKMA/viewform 

    The call for applications is open until June 30th 2024 at 11.59 PM EAT. Any queries? Please write to accelerator@saharaventures.com

  • ● Call for Applications: 15th June 2024 to 30th June 2024

  • 1. By entering this challenge, you accept and agree to the following terms and conditions which will govern the competition. Furthermore, you verify that you are unaware of any reason legally prohibiting you from entering this competition and, if the competition requires the submission of photographs, artwork, or images of people, or of anything else that requires consent or copyright, that you have the necessary consent and authority to do so, if required. Any entrant who contravenes these rules may be disqualified from the competition. The rules can only be modified by AYuTe Tanzania in a written revision posted on the challenge application page or any other official challenge communication methods.

    2. This is a digital and in-person run competition. Only entries received online via the AYuTe Tanzania official application page will be accepted.

    3. You may only enter this challenge if you meet the eligibility criteria as seen on the application page.