What are the judges looking for?

 

The judges are looking for:

  • Agriculture or agro-processing idea
  • Viable business model with experienced shareholders/management
  • Ability to create 25-50 new opportunities (jobs or contract farming/out-grower opportunities) within 1-3 years , businesses must show how the amount of money they request will be used to create sustainable opportunities , preference will be given to efficient use of money (impact/dollar).
  • Innovative idea with potential to influence industry development
  • Leveraging prize money with own contribution and/or debt financing will be favorably viewed.