The 2022 AgriPitch Competition | PES-SME Online

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Questions

Eligibility requirements

  • Who is eligible to apply?

    • 1. Early Start-ups (0-3 years):
      -Meet eligibility criteria for Early Start-ups.
      -Individuals who are at the very early stage of developing ideas/concepts for agripreneurship or a newly established business.
      -Must have a clearly defined prototype or proof of concept.
      -May or may not have had any products introduced to the market.
      -May or may not have a registered corporate entity but must have required business licenses.

      2. Mature Start-ups (above 3 years):
      -Individuals and firms with existing market traction: technology, product or service, already in the market.
      -Must have a clear investment ask and growth plan/strategy.
      -Must be a registered corporate entity.

      3. Women-empowered Businesses (WEBs):
      -Meet eligibility requirements for either Early Start-ups or Mature Start-ups
      -Firms that are 51% owned by women or founded by a woman.

  • What is meant by Women-led?
    • Firms with at least 51% share of women ownership or founded by a woman.

  • What are the priority sectors?
    • Businesses in the Agribusiness sector value chain, focusing on food and nutrition.

Required Documents

  • Which documents are required to apply?
    • To apply, you need these documents

      National ID card / passport
      Company registration document
      Company brochure
      Summary business plan
      Business licences
      Company profile
      Financial statements
      Marketing materials
      Pitch deck

  • What if I do not have my business registered?
    • You need to have your business legally registered in order to apply for Mature Start-ups.
      For Early stage startups, you need to have the required business licences to operate in your required country.