2019 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition

Deadline: September 30, 2019.

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is a network of 114 Universities in 38 African countries is pleased to announce the 2019 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC). The 2019 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC) whose overall purpose is to catalyse entrepreneurship through promotion of business innovation and provision of seed funding to young entrepreneurs with creative and innovative business ideas among African youth.



  • Agribusiness
  • ICTs
  • Health
  • Engineering
  • Natural resources
  • Meteorology
  • Transport
  • Tourism


Applications are invited from enterprises and individuals that meet the following eligibility criteria.

  • Persons with an established business enterprise and/or those with innovations that can potentially be commercialized and/or those with business concepts
  • The business enterprise/potential enterprise should have a defined business model that show case the innovativeness of the proposed enterprise/business/innovation.
  • Persons in the age category 16-34 years
  • Submissions should be in English or French using the template provided.



RUFORUM targets to award 20 awards each at  US$ 2,000  and all winners will be sponsored to participate in the 2019 RUFORUM AGM to be held on 2 – 6 December 2019 in Cape Coast, Ghana.




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