IGNITE Food Systems Challenge 2023 Second Edition – Apply Now

The second edition of the IGNITE Food Systems Challenge 2023 is now open for applications from the 6th of March to the 31st of March 2023 at 11:59 pm (CAT). This year, the program will be held in Rwanda.

IGNITE Food Systems Challenge

The Impact Hub Kigali (IHK) is offering this challenge in partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the USAID Bureau of Humanitarian Affairs, and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

IGNITE Food Systems Challenge 2023

The aim of this challenge in Rwanda is to create solutions that will address food insecurity by strengthening food systems.

Furthermore, IGNITE Food Systems Challenge will provide support for the advancement of Participating innovative Startups, MSMEs, and cooperatives, having viable solutions that can address the gaps in the food system.

The benefits of participating in this challenge include grant funding of up to $30,000 for a Successful Startup, plus 4 months of technical support to address business gaps.

Details About the IHK IGNITE Food Systems Challenge 2023

  • Category: Entrepreneurs
  • Host Organization: Impact Hub Kigali
  • Country: Rwanda
  • Value: $30,000
  • Gender: Male and Female
  • Application Open Date: March 06, 2023
  • Application Deadline: March 31, 2023

Financial Benefits of the IGNITE Food Systems Challenge 2023

  • Each successful venture will receive a funding of Up to $30,000 in equity-free funding pe
  • Participants will receive up to 4 months of technical support to strengthen their skills and address business gaps.
  • Opportunity to connect directly with experts and Mentorship platforms
  • Participants will have to Opportunity to network and be exposed to potential investors, and public, private, and government partners.

About Impact Hub Kigali

Impact Hub Kigali seeks to be the center and home of social enterprise in Rwanda.

The Organization’s mission is to serve its community, facilitate collaboration, and drive positive and sustainable change.

The core values of the Impact Hub Kigali include: Accessibility, Collaboration, Community, and Sustainability

How to Apply for Impact Hub Kigali IGNITE Food Systems Challenge 2023?

Eligibility Criteria for IHK IGNITE Food Systems Challenge 2023

  • To be eligible, Candidates must have valid registration/certificate of incorporation for operating in Rwanda
  • The venture must be at least 1 year of operation
  • Provide evidence of a revenue-generating business of at least the equivalent of USD 5,000 for the full year of 2022
  • To be eligible, the business is expected to be with a team of at least 3 full-time members who are committed to the MSME/cooperative.
  • A minimum of 50% of the founding and/or senior management team must be from Rwanda/East Africa
  • The prospective entity must have existing key operations in Rwanda

Selection Criteria IHK IGNITE Food Systems Challenge

  • Level of innovation
  • Impact
  • Financial sustainability
  • Level of traction
  • Scalability
  • Team

Application Deadline

March 31, 2023.

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