Green Innovation & Agritech Slam 2019

Green Innovation & Agritech Slam 2019

Business Competition

Hi ! Are you an agri-entrepreneur?a young start-up?a digital innovator?


Green Innovation & Agritech Slam 2019 (GIAS) is a nation wide agricultural business competition that aims to find innovative solutions to critical challenges of the agricultural sector.


The competition supports Ethiopian entrepreneurs and is awarding 10 innovative ideas and businesses with over 1,000,000Br shared prices among winners. The winners will also business development support, mentorship, expert advise, exposure visit to Germany and recognition.



+251(0) 11 667 4804

iceaddis, Zewedu Gesese Building, Moenco, Addis Abeba


SEP 20

Pitch AgriHack Challenge

Deadline for the Pitch AgriHack Challenge.


The Value Chain Challenge

Deadline for The Value Chain Challenge

NOV 19

Grand Award Ceremony

Winners will be awarded in a grand event

NOV 20


One day conference on agricultural technology and innovation in Ethiopia.

Year Long

Business Support

Incubation, acceleration and exposure visits for the winners


1,000,000Br shared prize

10 winners

Exposure visit to Germany

Market linkage & commercialization

Conference & Showcasing

Business development support


  • How is the cash prize distributed among the 10 winners? Is it equally among all winners or differently?

    There will be first and second winners, cash prizes are distributed based on the rankings for each categories.  

  • How far should a business have progressed to be eligible to apply?

    Idea stage entrants must have advanced their product beyond imagination. You must have a working prototype, which will be considered during review.

  • Can a single entrepreneur apply in all categories?

    No, we recommend entrepreneurs to find more suitable categories and apply with focus.

  • I don’t live in or around Addis; would the competition accept applications from regions?

    Absolutely. In fact we encourage rural youth and women to be part of these competition from anywhere in Ethiopia.


  • Young and driven entrepreneurs 
  • Resident in Ethiopia 
  • Submit the application by the deadlines. For the Value Chain Challenge this is October 1st,2019, and for Pitch AgriHack Challenge, September 10th, 2019 (Deadline extended until September 20th, 2019).


The rules and regulations include the pillar sections listed below.

  1. Context and aims
  2. Publicity
  3. Eligibility
  4. Definitions
  5. Submission of projects
  6. Selection Committee & Jury
  7. Awards
  8. Announcement of results and presentation of awards
  9. Exclusions
  10. Rights and obligations
  11. Disputes
  12. Further information

To see the details of each section, click the “learn more” button.


Applicants will join the partners’ network on young entrepreneurs and innovators and winners will have the opportunity to benefit from networking and capacity building opportunities.

Grand Award 
Grand Award, November 19, 2019
Venue: Hilton Hotel, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia

November 19th, 2019 
4pm – 8pm – Invitation Only 
Time Program
16:00 – 20:00
– Grand Award Ceremony
– Startups Showcasing
– Dinner
AgriTech Movers Ethiopia Forum
November 20, 2019. Venue: Hilton Hotel, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
November 20th, 2019

Time                                               Program
09:00 – 09:30 Registration of Participants
09:30 – 09:40 Opening Ceremony 
09:40 – 10:00 Opening Speeches
10:00 – 10:45 New & Transformative : How to build tech enabled agriculture ecosystem in Ethiopia 

Opening Panel 

10:45 – 11:30 Coffee Break & Stand Visits 
  Showcasing  & Networking I

Stand 1 – 7 : GIAS2019 – All Winners feature

Stand 13 – 15: CTA, GIC, and iceaddis 

11:30 – 12:30 Panel Discussion I: Digital Agriculture Startups in Ethiopia

Panel I

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Panel Discussion I: Digital Technologies becoming the national agenda in Ethiopia – Truth or Myth?

Panel II

14:30 – 15:30  Lighting Talks I 

[5-15min) Presentations in various topics

15:30 – 16:45 Coffee Break II ; 

Showcasing  & Networking II

Stand 8 – 12 : GIAS2019 – All Winners feature

Stand 16-18 : Incubators & Accelerators 

16:45 – 17:15 Closing Plenary