2016 Impact Booster Programme for Agricultural Innovation

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Do you have a start-up or are you a Small or Medium scale entrepreneur with a disruptively innovative idea, and would like to enter an emerging market? You are invited to apply for the five month Impact Booster program, starting February 2016.

The programme is open to both entrepreneurs from the Netherlands as well as from emerging economies. However, you should have a (technically) proven innovation, which contributes to the enhancement of the agricultural industry in emerging economies, with the aim of creating impact for people living at the bottom of the economic ladder.

Criteria for participation:

You must have a disruptively innovative service/product that will enhance the agricultural sector in emerging economies.
Your innovation has a proof of concept and a viable business case.

SELECTION OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES:

The applications are first screened on whether they meet the formal criteria. If your application makes it through the first round of selection, we will invite you for a face-to-face meeting. Based on the information provided in the application and through the interview, your innovation is rated on the criteria as mentioned below.

The top 30 ranked companies are invited to send a video pitch. Based on this video pitch and the former rating, the Impact Booster Committee selects a maximum of 10 cases to participate in the accelerator program.

The selected teams will be informed the last week of December 2015. The program starts on the first of February 2016.

Rating will be based on the following criteria:

  • Viability and scalability of the business model
  • Impact on local society (economic, ecological and social)
  • Innovation of agricultural sector
  • Experience, balance and commitment of the team
  • Quality of approach

To apply click HERE

TO visit the official application webpage, Click HERE

Good Luck!

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