Future Agro Challenge

“There’s an agricultural revolution underway. And our passion is pushing the envelope until innovative and fundable food, agtech, and agriculture innovations have spread around the globe, from farm to fork and beyond. The Future Agro Challenge is the leading global competition, bringing together the best of the best to make it all happen.”

 

 

While disruptive solutions are being created across regions, individuals and visionaries often feel overwhelmed by the complexities to integrate in the agricultural ecosystem. Discovering solutions to global challenges should not be so complicated. In that respect, Berytech created Agrytech, the program that aims to cultivate innovative startups turning Agri-Food challenges into business opportunities.

Within Agrytech’s scope, Berytech has partnered with Future Agro Challenge (FAC) a global competition for food and agribusiness startups from various corners of the globe addressing national, regional and global challenges.

FAC provides key tools and opportunities to help your startup grow its business and expand it into new markets. FAC is working to make a difference on a global level by increasing interaction amongst agro innovators, entrepreneurs, and stakeholders by addressing national policies and challenges.

Agripreneurs are you ready?

The competition is open for Ideas in:

  • Food tech
  • Ag tech
  • Agroforestry and husbandry
  • Food or Beverage product or retail
  • Nutrition & health
  • Safety and health
  • Packaging and logistics
  • Agriculture education
  • Food security and sustainability
  • Agriculture tourism
  • Food Waste
  • Agriculture production and processing

FAC culminates every year with its Global Agripreneurs Summit, where the most promising ideas and ventures on an international level are selected to compete for the title of the ”Agripreneur of the Year”.

The deadline for submitting your application is Nov 12, 2017 by midnight. 

Businesses participating should:

  • Exist no longer than 5 years
  • Have an innovative or scalable business idea or model in the food, agtech and agriculture sector
  • Have a Minimum Viable Product
  • Founders should be Proficient in the English language and have no hesitancy to talk about your venture in public

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The finalists will have the chance to Pitch in front of a Local Public during an Open Event on December 3, 2017 in Beirut.

 

The Winners of FAC Lebanon will receive:

1st Winner:

  • invitation to compete internationally at the Global Agripreneurs Summit  that is taking place at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress happening in Turkey on April 16-19, 2017.
  • $2000 in Cash
  • 6 Months access to Berytech’s Incubation Support*
  • 6 Memberships at the Berytech Fab Lab*
  • Getting a direct access to Batch 2 of the Agrytech Accelerator Bootcamp with a $3300 grant*
  • Earning the title of the “Lebanese Agripreneur of the Year”

1st runner up:

  • $1000 in Cash
  • 3 Months access to Berytech’s Incubation Support*
  • 3 Memberships at the Berytech Fab Lab*
  • Getting a direct access to Batch 2 of the Agrytech Accelerator Bootcamp with a $3300 grant*

All 5 finalists will

  • Gain the attention of investors
  • Attract potential clients
  • Capture media attention

 

* Not applicable to members of Agrytech accelerator of Batch 1

 

Do you have any questions? 

Contact us on info@berytech.org or +961 4 533 040 and we’ll be happy to answer you.

Are you having trouble filling the application? 

Berytech is organizing support sessions to help you out on Friday, September 22 and 29, 2017. Book your session by contacting us on info@berytech.org

 

Agrytech is a program jointly funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands and Berytech.

                     

 

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