This week, Inter-Regional Economic Network (IREN), through a grant from the Hub, conducted an accelerated business training for 60 successful applicants of the Young Innovators in Agribusiness 2015 Competition. IREN delivered the training at the Toyota Kenya Academy on October 21 - 22. The youth, aged between 18-35 years, run start-up businesses that meet a need along various agricultural value chains in their respective countries. They were exposed to a variety of business models and equipped with skills that will help them grow their ventures.
The top 30 finalists will receive entry to the Agribusiness Innovation and Trade Fair to be conducted by IREN and its partners, in May 2016. The top six finalists will receive seed capital amounting to $20,000.
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The opportunity for training is part of a larger Young Innovators in Agribusiness Competition that supports participating youth owned start-ups and SMEs to stimulate sustainable enterprises that attract potential investors and stakeholders through competition.
The competition is supported by the USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub, Syngenta and the Inter Region Economic Network (IREN). Find out more, here.