2019 Orange Corners Nigeria Startup Challenge for Agro-Food and Sustainable Cities Innovators

Deadline: May 17, 2019.

Through Orange Corners we provide young entrepreneurs with a 6-month incubation progamme. At the same time, Orange Corners serves as a bridge between these innovative entrepreneurs and the private sector. This offers a great benefit to all partners involved. Orange Corners is an initiative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in collaboration with a local service provider.

Are you:

  1. Dutch startup – or based in the Netherlands – and do you have a solution for a challenge related to one of the SDGs and relevant to the Nigerian context?
  2. Active in the agro-food sector or do you offer a solution that contributes to the theme “sustainable cities and circular solutions”?
  3. Excited to travel to Nigeria together with Minister Kaag and other Dutch companies to explore business opportunities?



  • You have to qualify as a startup, meaning:
    • Your company does not exist longer than 5 years
    • Your company offers a new and innovative product with a high growth potential
  • Your startup has to offer a solution for a challenge related to one of the SDGs and relevant for the Nigerian context;
  • Your startup is already in business, meaning that you are already selling products or services to customers;
  • Your startup has to be active in the agro-food sector (could also be agro-logistics or other related themes) or offer a solution related to the theme sustainable cities and circular solutions;
  • Business experience in Africa is a plus;
  • We strongly encourage young and female entrepreneurs to take part in this challenge! In case of equal qualifications age and gender will be decisive in our judgement.



  • Join the 3-day trade mission led by Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Sigrid Kaag, to Lagos, Nigeria (max. 2 persons per startup) from the 9 July – 12 July. This will include company visits, matchmaking with local partners, networking, flights and hotel. Not included:  food and drinks not included in the mission fee, visa and vaccinations,
  • A meet and greet with Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Sigrid Kaag.
  • A chance to discover new business opportunities for your startup in Nigeria



  • Please send a video (max. 2 min) about why your startup should accompany the Minister on this trade mission to Nigeria! Be creative!
  • Send along basic information regarding your startup (pitch-deck); what is the value proposition of your product or service, what is the target segment, what is the business model.
  • Send your submission to IO@rvo.nl




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