Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 7 March 2018 at 07:30

Job Opportunity for the position of Fund Manager for the Enable Youth Program

Background Information

Truvalu.startups runs several acceleration programs in different parts of the world. These programs enable SME entrepreneurs with an innovative product or service to enter emerging markets. Its shareholders are ICCO and Woord en Daad. Truvalu.Startups is selected to run a 3­‐ year program for the Enable Youth Challenge Fund in Uganda. This is a 2 million fund to run 5 acceleration rounds in Uganda. Our target group of entrepreneurs is between 18 and 35 years old.

Enable Youth

Enable Youth Uganda is a pilot challenge fund aimed at identifying and supporting, through training, mentoring and investment support, selected motivated youth in five districts in rural Uganda who wish to set up their own rural or agri-­sector-based enterprise. The Enable Youth Challenge Fund provides both a training program to early stage startups as well as a seed investment.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 27 February 2018 at 12:57

Apply as a startup to our Horti-Tech Accelerator

Does your startup have a solution that helps to feed the world’s cities in vertical farming or horticulture? Does your innovation improve efficiency in water, energy or soil usage? Does your startup have a solution that helps to feed the world’s cities? Rapid population growth, urbanization and the effects of climate change challenge the way we are producing our food. 

FoodStars mobilizes broad alliance to invest in innovative startups World Startup Factory and Truvalu.startups, two international innovation accelerators, initiated FoodStars to invite a broad coalition of corporates,  research and knowledge institutes, government bodies and investors to invest together in boosting innovation and entrepreneurship in the sector. Innovation and investments in smart farming for metropolitan areas are crucial to achieving a sustainable food production in the future. We are going to select 10 startup teams. 

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Truvalu.startups pilot week Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  12 March 2018 - 08:00 to 16 March 2018 - 05:00
  Design Hub in Bugolobi, Plot 3 Bata Close 5th street, Industrial Area

Dear Stakeholder,

Do you have a scalable innovation? Are you looking for impact investment opportunities? If you are interested, kindly send in your applications to participate in the Truvalu.startups pilot week training of young energetic entrepreneurs to

Deadline: 2nd March, 2018

Truvalu.startups, formerly iMPACT Booster, is a business accelerator that provides the expertise, hands-on support and connections to help your business enter emerging economies. We guide great innovations through the pioneer gap and turn sustainable ideas into profitable companies.Truvalu.startups successfully accelerates innovative startups through the so-called pioneer gap when few (impact) investors are willing to provide money and technical assistance to fund the startups to develop their business, get their first clients and get started. Truvalu.startups focuses on startups that want to enter emerging markets with their innovation.

Training dates: 12th to 16th March 20

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 23 February 2018 at 07:55

Call for Applications of Trainers for the Enable Youth Challenge Fund

Truvalu.startups the enable youth fund manager is a business accelerator that provides the expertise, hands-on support and connections to help businesses enter emerging economies. We target to support a total of 150 young agripreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35 years and women, from and around irrigation schemes in the areas of Nebbi (Wadelai), Gulu (Tochi), Kasese (Mubuku II), Butaleja (Doho) and Kween (Ngenge). We will introduce the selected candidates to new technologies and innovative business models and we will help them to build up the local ecosystem that can support them best. At the end of the 6 months of intensive business acceleration program we will provide seed investment of maximum $8,000 USD each to the most promising 90 agripreneurs.

Truvalu.startups is therefore seeking for trainers to train young agripreneurs for this program. If you are a trainer and interested in being selected to do

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Ismail Bakundana I have applied 

10 months 3 weeks ago

Gloria Kyomugisha Hi Ismail, your interest in being selected as a trainer is inspiring indeed. Good luck with your application.

9 months 3 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 13 February 2018 at 09:25

Truvalu: a new player in the agrifood sector

 – with ambitions“The world food market can no longer ignore fair chains”

Fair chains are the way of the future in the world food market. Investing in food value chains is not only an obligation – it also offers scope for contributing to sustainable economic development in developing countries, said social entrepreneur Jaap Jan Verboom at the launch of Truvalu, a new part of the global development organization ICCO Cooperation. Truvalu makes use of the opportunities offered by the world food market to enable agrifood and food-processing companies in developing countries to grow and increase their market share.

Unprocessed agricultural commodities, like cacao and coffee, are the main export products for emerging economies. Processing these into marketable products is a profitable activity but is often done in Europe. Verboom: “That’s why local economic development is going nowhere. If we can enable farmers not only to get a fair pric

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