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The Nest Africa is open to collaborative partnerships with individual members, corporate and individual members and corporate sponsors; universities and research institutes and other government/non-government agencies to deliver on its mandate of revolutionising the food, beverage and milling industry in Africa.

We believe that it is this power of collaboration that will finally deliver for our members, who are largely Africa-based young companies that are seeking to build then next wave of food systems that are more innovative, efficient and more sustainable.

We have a number of opportunities of memberships, including:

THE BASE

Corporate Members

This option is open to young companies and start-ups in the food, beverage and milling industry value chain in Africa. 

These members sign up to utilise The Nest Africa’s facilities (depending on their specific needs) plus they have access to networking opportunities, consultancy and training and other benefits 

Corporate Member companies will gain from the following activities by The Nest Africa:

  • Access to The Nest Africa’s product development labs, shared production facilities and office facilities
  • Access to trainings and workshops organised by The Nest. This includes monthly networking and business management training and workshops (HR, food technology, food safety and quality, branding, marketing, sales, logistics and distribution, finance and taxation etc.) from external sponsors, partners and consultants
  • Access to capacity building programs run by The Nest Africa 
  • Access to consultants on a need basis from a cluster of sponsors, partners and consultants
  • Access to regular food industry events in Africa at subsidised fees (where charges are levied)
  • Access to financial and investment advise from those that have partnered with The Nest Africa
  • Access to strategic partners from within and without The Nest Africa community that will facilitate their business growth
  • A shoulder to stand on for their future growth from The Nest Africa staff and community

THE SUPPORT SYSTEM

Knowledge Partner Members

This membership option is open to universities and research institutions from Africa and beyond.

These organisations are vital to building the capacity of the food industry supply chain stakeholders and thereby adding value to the cog of the food industry enterprise in Africa.

Knowledge Partner Members gain from the following activities offered by The Nest Africa:

  • Access to all The Nest Africa’s trainings, workshops and events 
  • Selected students from partner universities and research institutes have access to The Nest Africa’s product development labs, shared production facilities and office facilities
  • Opportunity to provide trainings and host workshops in conjunction with The Nest. This includes monthly networking and business management training and workshops (HR, food technology, food safety and quality, branding, marketing, sales, logistics and distribution, finance and taxation etc.) 
  • Opportunity to appear on the list of approved consultancy providers approved by The Nest Africa
  • Access to regular food industry events in Africa organised by The Nest Africa and FW Africa
  • Access to strategic partners from within and without The Nest Africa community

THE NEXT TEAM

Individual Members

This option is open to individuals and students that have an interest in the food and agriculture industry value chain in Africa.

These individuals will gain from the following activities by The Nest:

  • Access to trainings and workshops organised by The Nest. This includes monthly networking and business management training and workshops (HR, food technology, food safety and quality, branding, marketing, sales, logistics and distribution, finance and taxation etc.) from external sponsors, partners and consultants
  • Access to capacity building programs run by The Nest Africa 
  • Access to regular food industry events in Africa at subsidised fees (where charges are levied)
  • Access to strategic partners from within and without The Nest Africa community that will facilitate your business growth

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Sign Up to be A Member

The Nest Africa welcomes dedicated and focused start-ups, young companies (for corporate member option); universities and research institutions (for associate member option) and young individuals and university students (for individual member option) that are based in Africa that are interested in being active members of our community. 

If you are interested in becoming a Member of any of the three options or have a few queries on how to engage with us, please contact us by filling the form attached here and we shall contact you with more details on how you or your company can join.

On receiving this form, we shall send you a detailed application form on which you will provide us more information about your work and ideas of partnership. Further discussions will follow the application process before you will be admitted into the Hub.

For the Corporate Member, we are especially looking for young companies and startups that are focused on providing solutions or developing products in the food and agriculture value chain; have a unique business and technology idea and can be a good addition to or community of innovators and entrepreneurs.

Please note that the official application period for Corporate and Individual membership will be communicated once the Hub’s facility is ready, but we do welcome the indication of interest to be a part of this community at any time.

 

We shall be pleased to hear from you

If your mission is to change the face of the food industry in Africa, please talk to us . . . .

Think you have an Idea we can help you make Greater?

drop us a line and We Shall keep in touch

FW Africa Tel: +254 725 34 39 32 Email: info@fwafrica.net