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2022 VC4A Venture Showcase Africa – Women Founder Edition
Agri Food News and Media Agri Tech and Digital Services

Calling for investor-ready scale-ups looking to raise between $250K and $10M.

We’re looking for up to 16 women founders leading innovative, high-growth scale-ups to showcase to the global network of Africa-focused investors. Are you operating in Africa, generating revenue, and looking to raise between $250K and $10M? This is the opportunity you’ve been looking for!

Grant
All Countries
Deadline: 27th of May 2022
Thomson Reuters Foundation — Rural Poverty and Agriculture
Agri Food News and Media

The Thomson Reuters Foundation invites journalists from West Africa to register for a rural poverty and agriculture workshop. The program will build the capacity of journalists to cover food security, food production, markets and climate issues. Applicants must be full-time journalists or regular contributors working for media organizations based in the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal or Togo

Fellowship
All Countries
Deadline: 20th of June 2022
Queen Elizabeth Prize For Engineering
Agri Food News and Media

The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize) champions bold, groundbreaking engineering innovation which is of global benefit to humanity.

The world’s leading award for engineers and engineering, the annual £500,000 prize promotes excellence in engineering and celebrates engineering’s visionaries. It inspires young minds to consider engineering as a career choice, and it encourages engineers to push the boundaries of what is possible.

Grant
All Countries
Deadline: 15th of July 2022
Startup SG: Global Startup Competition
Agri Food News and Media

Startup SG seeks global startups to compete in the Slingshot 2022 Global Startup Competition. Entries to the competition need to present game-changing innovation in one of four challenge categories, including Sustainability (e.g., Agriculture, Clean Energy, Food, or Green Technology). This is your chance to anchor yourself in Singapore – one of the world’s top innovation nodes – and compete for over S$1.2M (US$ 800,000) in attractive prizes: Top 50 startups will join us in Singapore for the finals at Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH 2022)!

Grant
All Countries
Deadline: 24th of July 2022
Global Good Fund
Agri Food News and Media

The Global Good Fund Fellowship is for innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders of positive social impact organizations. This program is for emerging leaders, entrepreneurs who are 40 or under, with diverse ethnic, religious, economic, geographic and gender experiences. Ideal entrepreneurs are in a leadership role, and are dedicated full-time to their organization that's over 1-year-old. Each fellow is offered mentoring; resources for leadership assessment; a peer network; and financial support.

Grant
All Countries
Deadline: 30th of June 2022
Volvo Environment Prize
Climate Change

The Prize is awarded by an independent foundation. A Scientific Committee does the initial screening and evaluation of candidates. Internationally renowned scientists in the Prize Jury make the final selection of prize laureate. 

The Prize is awarded annually and consists of a hand-crafted diploma, a glass sculpture and a cash award of SEK 1.5 million (approximately EUR 150,000 or USD 160,000). The award ceremony is held in Stockholm in November  each year.

Grant
All Countries
Deadline: 23rd of January 2023
Ayo Scaling Africa Series
Agri Food News and Media Food Business

This year, AYO presents the first-ever: Scaling Africa Series challenge to empower South Africa’s Technopreneurs. In collaboration with the SA Innovation Summit, this series will identify and support South African digital and tech-based businesses, disrupting the ecosystem with novel ways to solve communities' business and everyday needs across Africa. The AYO Scaling Africa Series will provide Series A funding seekers, with high growth strategies and sustainable competitive advantage, a chance to build capacity and grow. It aims to provide exposure, access to new markets, funding opportunities, business support and opportunities to scale.

Grant
South Africa
Deadline: 30th of June 2022
NGFP :Joseph Jaworski Main Award
Agri Food News and Media Climate Change

Are you an innovator in foresight, working to shape or disrupt the future?

The NGFP Main Award recognises an individual or a team (up to five people) that is shaping the future of their community or field. You will be using innovative approaches, bringing fresh ideas and inspiration, and be able to showcase your impact. You should be committed to putting people at the heart of the future, with a focus on impact and purpose.

Grant
All Countries
Deadline: 30th of June 2022
Africa's  Business Heroes Competition
Agri Food News and Media Agri Tech and Digital Services Climate Change Food Business

ABH aims to identify, support, and inspire the next generation of African entrepreneurs who are making a difference in their local communities, working to solve the most pressing problems, and building a more sustainable and inclusive economy for the future.

ABH also provides other benefits like insight into your business, targeted & practical training programs and Mentorship from business icons to the finalists.

Grant
All Countries
Deadline: 6th of June 2022
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship
Research and Development

The Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship is a global program that identifies and empowers the next generation of exceptional computing research talent. Microsoft recognizes the value of diversity in computing and aims to increase the pipeline of talent receiving advanced degrees in computing-related fields to build a stronger and inclusive computing-related research community. $15,000 is provided to qualified candidates towards completing their thesis.

Fellowship
All Countries
Deadline: 7th of June 2022