What is This?

Lishe Accelerator

Lishe Startup Accelerator is an accelerator to accelerate Tanzania's nutrition sensitive SMEs to be investor ready.

GAIN Tanzania through the SUN Business Network is currently organising a Local Elevator Pitch Competition (LEPC) for nutrition sensitive SMEs in Tanzania ahead of the GAIN 2018 Nourish Africa Investor Forum.

Part of this Local Elevator Pitch Competition (LEPC) nutrition sensitive startups based in Tanzania are mentored and trained to be investor ready before the forum in Nairobi where they are competing with startups from other African countries.

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Why Are We Doing This?

Objectives

The objectives of the Local Elevator Pitch Competition (LEPC) is to;

+ Build a pipeline of quality ‘nutrition investments’ with a focus on SMEs that can respond to pressing local nutrition priorities.

+ Leverage partnerships to provide capital and technical assistance to promising local nutrition sensitive SMEs.

+ To scale innovative nutrition investments and showcase sustainable market based solutions that address nutrition issues which can be adopted and scaled up regionally.

What Are We Looking For?

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Nutrition

Address local diet quality gaps and increases the consumption of safe and nutritious foods.

2

Innovation

Accessible and disruptive market based innovations in local food systems that can add value.

3

Scale

Commercially viable investment opportunities along the local food value chain that have the potential for larger food systems change.

4

Impact

Food system investments that provide meaningful benefits for the most vulnerable populations and hyperlocal communities.

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