A game-changing event took place in 2018 that breathed new life into old land: the first cohort of the Land Accelerator brought together entrepreneurs from seven countries across Africa. The magic will happen again from September 7-12, 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya. The program is free to attend and takes no equity. Also, travel costs will be covered.
The Land Accelerator is a highly selective training program and curated network for entrepreneurs who restore degraded forests and farmland. It is anchored by an action-packed 6-day agenda where the cohort meets in person for business education, technical lectures, and a Demo Day where participants pitch to prospective investors. This is the cornerstone of a four-month support package that includes mentoring, networking, and investor introductions.
You should apply if:
- You are working to improve a degraded landscape in Africa through a business approach. This includes climate-smart agriculture, sustainable forestry, reforestation, non-timber forest products, and similar activities
- You are interested in raising money for your venture
- You want to learn fast, both in the classroom and by connecting with mentors and other entrepreneurs
The application deadline is Monday, July 8. Applications are welcome in English and French and can be completed in as little as 10 minutes on F6S (you will need to register using your email or social media). We will select 15 applicants. Check out these tips on answering the application.