DEADLINE: July 3, 2020

FUTURE AGRO CHALLENGE 2020

Join The Leading Global Competition in Food, Agtech, and Agriculture

Are you a Lebanese entrepreneur addressing national, regional, or global agri-food challenges? Sign up for the Future Agro Challenge for a chance to become the “Lebanese Agripreneur of The Year”, win valuable prizes, and represent Lebanon at the FAC Global Championship at the Global Agripreneurs Summit happening in Greece in October 2020.

Apply

Sign up for the Future Agro Challenge and let us know about you and your agri-food startup

BEFORE 3 JUL. 2020

Compete

Pitch your startup in front of the jury and compete with the 10 selected Lebanese finalists

 JUL. 2020

Win

Become the Lebanese Agripreneur of The Year, get expert feedback, and win valuable prizes

JUL. 2020

Go Global

Represent Lebanon at the Global Agripreneurs Summit in Greece and compete for the international title Agripreneur of The Year

OCT. 2020

ABOUT
FAC

The Future Agro Challenge is a global competition that targets food and agribusiness startups from various corners of the globe including Lebanon.

For the third year, Berytech has partnered with Future Agro Challenge (FAC) to catalyze innovation in the agri-food industry and bring you the FAC competition.

This global competition targets food and agribusiness startups from various corners of the globe addressing national, regional, and global challenges.

In Lebanon, Lebanese agri-food startups compete in the local competition to win the title of “Lebanese Agripreneur of The Year” along other valuable cash and business support prizes.

The winner of the local competition makes it to the international finals to represent Lebanon at the Global Agripreneurs Summit and compete with the most promising agri-food startups from across the world for the title of “Agripreneur of the Year”.

The competition is co-funded by the Kingdom of The Netherlands and Berytech in Lebanon, and is organized under the Agrytech Accelerator Program.

WHO CAN APPLY

The competition is open for entrepreneurs with an innovative idea or startup related to 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.

You can apply if:

Your new venture:

  • is younger than 5 years
  • has an innovative or scalable business idea or model in the agrifood innovation sector (ranging anywhere from farm to fork)
  • transforms a community, a nation, a region, or have global impact
  • has a Minimum Viable Product
  • has clear business model and customer segment
  • has received market traction
  • has a unique, strong and applicable technology or innovation

One of your team:

  • is proficient in the English language
  • has no hesitancy to talk about your venture in public
Out of all the applications submitted online, 10 shortlisted applicants will participate in the local FAC competition and pitch their idea to the public and the jury.

THE
PRIZES

1ST PRIZE

The First Place Winner will earn the title “Lebanese Agripreneur of the Year”, win a $2,000 prize, and receive an invitation to compete internationally at the Global Agripreneurs Summit  in October 2020*.

2ND PRIZE

The Second Place Winner will receive a $1,000 prize.

GET
INSPIRED

Compost Baladi: Lebanese Agripreneur of The Year 2019

Compost Baladi S.A.L. is a social enterprise specialized in providing waste management products and services for municipalities, commercial establishments, households, restaurants, academic institutions, etc.

Startchy: Lebanese Agripreneur Of The Year 2018

Startchy synthesizes starch-based bio-plastic coating for fruits and vegetables aiming to offer an organic alternative to wax and vacuumed plastic for preserving food to extend their shelf-life.

Applications are now closed.  If you have any questions, please contact us at agrytech@berytech.org

THE SDGS

As a member of the Global Compact Network Lebanon, Berytech enacts the 10 principles of the UNGC and the Agrytech program falls under Berytech’s mission to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.

    Sustainable Development Goals

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