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Are you Gauteng’s next big agripreneur?

If you're a farmer or agripreneur in the City of Gold, why not join the “Grow the city” movement? This is an urban-based agriculture initiative empowering a whole new generation of visionary entrepreneurs. Hurry, applications close soon!

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Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit that is just waiting for the right opportunity to blossom? Then join the “Grow the city” movement, an urban-based agriculture initiative that is already empowering a whole new generation of visionary entrepreneurs. 

The urban agriculture initiative is a powerful concept brought to you by a collective of well-established role players, including Wouldn’t It Be Cool (WIBC) and the Jobs Fund. Together, they are committed to developing the most sustainable urban agricultural ecosystem in Gauteng through entrepreneurship, innovation and the use of cutting-edge technology. 

SIGN UP HERE: Applications close today!

The initiative aims to find, develop, fund and support aspiring young entrepreneurs with a keen interest in agriculture or agribusiness. With the aid of a well-thought-out comprehensive plan, you will get assisted to get into, and effectively utilise, the agriculture value chain.

There is a limited intake, so if you think you have what it takes, apply soonest! Remember, the most successful entrepreneurs are the ones who took action.

If your application is successful:

  • you will enter a 12-week pre-incubation programme that will enable you to test business concepts and present a tested agribusiness concept for funding or support;
  • you will receive entrepreneur development training, business mentorship, and technical training; and
  • only selected concepts from pre-incubation will be accepted for incubation and support.

The next step towards helping you and the city grow couldn’t be simpler! Just fill in the application form on the urban agriculture initiative survey and you will receive an e-mail within five business days acknowledging your application.

Minimum criteria

  • You must be a historically disadvantaged individual;
  • be a Gauteng resident iand in relative proximity to farming operation (within 5km);
  • must have an interest in agriculture or agribusiness;
  • must be willing to be full-time on business operations;
  • preference will be given to people aged 18 to 35 years, women and persons with disabilities.
Need more info? Contact Rethabile Pakkies on rethabile@wibc.biz if you have any further questions.
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Dona Van Eeden
Dona Van Eeden
Dona van Eeden is a budding writer and journalist, starting her career as an intern at Food for Mzansi. Furnished with a deep love and understanding of environmental systems and sustainable development, she aims to make the world a better place however she can. In her free time you can find her with her nose in a book or wandering on a mountain, looking at the world through her camera's viewfinder.
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