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The Foodtech Programme aims to identify and support small, fast growing businesses and start-ups working to provide solutions in the food value chain in Africa. Global food security continues to be a growing concern with supply chain inefficiencies, water scarcity and decreasing arable land and food wastage. This programme covers businesses in agriculture and food production across the value chain of food tech, food waste streams, food transportation and business to food consumption. AI, data, IoT, blockchain businesses solving issues in the food value chain are all welcome.

In partnership with the SA Innovation Summit, Anza Capital is offering an investment partnership to promising South African foodtech innovators and businesses that are disrupting the space with the vision to transform the landscape. Companies stand a chance to obtain investment appropriate to their turnover and traction or become investment ready through an investment readiness programme.

Why Apply?

Potential for a R1 - R7 million investment.

Media exposure

Mentorship from investors and leading entrepreneurs

Participation at SAIS2022

Investment Readiness content and templates

Pitch at the WIE Innovation Awards 2023

Entries for The Foodtech Programme are open. For more information, please contact us:

Deadline: Extended to 24 July 2022


A panel of evaluators will review all the applications and make a selection based on information provided in the application form. The 10 selected start-ups will undergo a due diligence process.

Business overview

South African registered
At least 6 months in operation
Stage: Seed to Series A


Two founders minimum


Innovative / disruptive solution


Sizeable market showing one can capture a market fast


The Investment Readiness Programme is more than acceleration it is an experience of building equity in the marketplace for you as a founder and your business.  The programme focuses on tangible outcomes that build your business as you work through the programme.


Flexible self-paced world class content to fit any founder's schedule.

One-on-One Virtual Mentorship

Captains of industry available at the click of a button.


A tribe of African innovators supporting and inspiring each other.


Below are the General Terms & Conditions for The Foodtech Programme:
  • The SAIS and its partner, Anza Capital, reserve the right by its sole discretion not to accept applications should they have been made by illegitimate, suspicious, and/or unqualified participants. Additional documentation may be requested during the review process as proof of information provided in the application.
  • All applications are to be made through the online form. Applications received via email or other channels will not be accepted.
  • Only fully completed application forms will be reviewed. Any applications with missing information will be automatically disqualified. 
  • Any applications that do not meet the criteria for the programme entered will be automatically disqualified. Applicants to ensure their business meets the programme requirements before completing the form.
  • Applicants to ensure concepts are protected – competitions are non-confidential. Concepts will be viewed by the public and therefore important to not divulge the know-how e.g. formula, code etc.
  • By entering the programme, you give the SAIS permission to use images, footage and other visuals collected during the live pitch on social media, website and other relevant platforms.
  • If an investment offer is made, due diligence will be undertaken and the potential investors have the right to request documentation. Should the information provided in the entry form be a misrepresentation of the business, the investors can withdraw their offer.