THE NESt AFRICA: FOODTECH
THE PLATFORM THAT CONNECTS AFRICA'S FOOD, BEVERAGE & MILLING INDUSTRY BUSINESS OPERATORS WITH BIG CORPORATES, SUPPLIERS, FUNDERS, EXPERTS AND OTHER NETWORKS
The food industry is at the very core of the economic, social and nutritional growth of many African countries. That is why we have this sector as the foundation of the launch of The Nest Africa.
However, Africa’s scarce food resources are often wasted in the fractured supply chains, while the rate of innovations and investments to fill the rising demand for food by a population set to rise to about 2.5 billion by 2050, remains low.
The Nest Africa FoodTech innovations platform connects young and established African food companies with big corporates, suppliers and other stakeholders and builds their capacity through business incubation, events, product development labs and training & mentorship. It further provides them with access to financial capital from the community that makes up the Hub to catalyse the sustainable growth of the sector.
The focus areas of this platform include:
Food products innovation
Food safety and quality
Food waste and loss management
- Formulation and value addition of local agro produce
- Food storage, distribution and post-harvest management
- Food nutrition, health and wellness
- Food processing, engineering and automation
- Food service, catering and hospitality
- Digitalisation and next generation technologies
WHAT WE OFFER
Incubation & Support
We bring together young entrepreneurs and established businesses and provide them with the right logistical support and platforms that incubate and grow their ideas to life through our facilities, networks and community.
Mentorship & Training
We introduce you to mentors and advisors, who are leaders in your sector and who can guide you on your journey of business start-up and growth. We also provide training and consultancy services to businesses, covering the most important business topics to ensure that you succeed from early on in your journey.
Product Development Labs
We plan to have shared product development, processing and packaging facilities for use by young businesses to develop and commercialise their new product concepts, before introducing them to other partners who can help them grow further.
Connection with Investors
We create a community of young entrepreneurs, established companies, investors, private equity and venture capitalists that ensures that you have access to knowledge, facilities and critically – capital to innovate and grow
Corporate Networking & Events
We ensure that young and established businesses find the most critical networks that add value to their business growth by organising regular corporate networking events and industry focused technical and commercial events that add value to our members and community
Shared Office & Facilities
We plan to have shared office space for use by young entrepreneurs and businesses to start off, incubate and grow their ventures before they eventually branch out on their own.
FOOD INDUSTRY SECTORS
GRAINS, MILLED & ANIMAL NUTRITION PRODUCTS
FRUIT, VEG & NUTS
MEAT, POULTRY & FISH PRODUCTS
SOFT & ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE PRODUCTS
SNACKS & CONFECTIONERY
PLANT-BASED & NOVEL FOODS
READY MEALS, FAST FOOD & CATERING
CONDIMENTS & SAVOURY PRODUCTS
TRADITIONAL & ETHNIC FOODS
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We believe in the possibilities out of Africa. Join us today - become part of our platform