#foodsystem
Enabling inclusive food systems through social innovation

Connect and access a network of mentors, experts, and food innovators transforming the food system for good.

The Food System program aims to unleash the potential of social entrepreneurs to develop and sustain innovative solutions addressing food inequity, insecurity, and unemployment in South Africa

Are you a positive impact, food entrepreneur or innovator?

Any high impact solution from farm-to-plate can connect with us

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Ideate, Test, Scale, Repeat

Service package valued
at R200K

Ecosystem of +100 entrepreneurs and mentors

Up to R100 000 of funding for selected startup

Access to
consulting services

Required commitment from entrepreneurs:
Takes up to 1 hour a week 

Peer to Peer Space

Masterclass

Oribi Coaching + Goals setting

Support
Service Clinic

 

Selection Process

Enter a 4 weeks entrepreneurship and rapid innovation challenge to test your ideas and be one of the 30 entrepreneurs to enter our programme!

The program is run in three phases (9 months):

2022 Cohort Call for Application is now closed

July - August

PHASE ONE:
Ideation (30 entrepreneurs)

Defining and Refining your
Product-Market-Fit

September - November

PHASE TWO:

Go-to-Market (15 entrepreneurs)

Support Services to develop your Communications, Marketing, and Impact Strategy and implementation plan

December - February

PHASE THREE:
Investment readiness (10 entrepreneurs)
Support services to develop your
investment-raising plan + financial model

 

Each month: WEEK 1 - Masterclass  |  WEEK 2 - Peer to Peer Space  |  WEEK 3 - Support Service Clinic  |  WEEK 4 - Oribi Coaching + Goals

Selection Criteria

Early-stage social enterprises and non-profits (6m - 3yrs) 

High potential to create social economic and environmental value

Well-tested idea with validated proof of concept

Proven capacity to generate revenue
Ability to contribute up to R1000 p/m to their cohort’s business stokvel by week 12

Strong willingness to integrate women and/or youth in value chain

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Become a Mentor

Are you eager to support aspiring social entrepreneurs? Send us details of your expertise and areas you can mentor in and we will get back to you.