Call for Application: The Pierre Castel Prize for Green Entrepreneurs 2024 (€25,000 in Prizes)

Call for Application: The Pierre Castel Prize for Green Entrepreneurs 2024 (€25,000 in Prizes)

The Pierre Castel Prize for Green Entrepreneurs 2024

Applications for the Pierre Castel Prize 2024 are currently open. The Pierre Castel Fund and its partners (Castel El Djazaïr, Brakina, Boissons du Cameroun, Solibra, Star, and Bracongo SA) are organizing the 7th edition of the Pierre Castel Prize from March 1 to July 10, 2024. This edition focuses on six African countries: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You are an agricultural entrepreneur;
  • You are between 18 and 45 years old;
  • You have the nationality of one of the countries concerned by this edition and you reside there;
  • Your business exists legally and has been in operation for at least one year;
  • You have a development project including a measurable social, economic and environmental impact on your ecosystem.

Also Apply: Call for Applications: Village Capital Greentech Africa Investment-Readiness Accelerator 2024 for diverse-led startups


The 2024 Pierre Castel Prize rewards 36 entrepreneurs (6 per country).

This competition’s grants aim to help selected companies grow and have a greater impact on value chains.These awards also seek to promote the development of entrepreneurial skills, facilitate and encourage knowledge transfer, and, finally, support the formation of pan-African synergies.


  • 1st winners : €15,000, sponsorship and a coaching program
  • 2nd winners : €10,000, a coaching program
  • Finalists : Access to certified entrepreneurial e-learning training with the Geneva International Trade Center (ITC) and participation in the Young Hopes Prize – For sustainable agriculture and food

Also Apply: Call for Applications: Access Bank Youthrive Program for Nigerian MSMEs


  • FROM MARCH 1 TO APRIL 15:  Call for applications: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Madagascar, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • FROM MARCH 10 TO APRIL 15:  Call for applications: Ivory Coast
  • FROM APRIL 16 TO 30:  Examination of applications and selection of 36 entrepreneurs (6 per country)
  • FROM MAY 2 TO 14:  Field visits
  • FROM MAY 21 TO 31:  Auditions of candidates by local juries and selection of 12 winners (2 per country)
  • FROM JUNE 3 TO 14:  Creation of provisional plans for the use of endowment
  • JUNE 21:  Grand Jury
  • JULY 10:  Pan-African awards ceremony in Algiers


  • FROM APRIL 17 TO 18:  Examination of applications and preselections
  • FROM APRIL 22 TO MAY 5:  Field visits
  • MAY 6:  Selection of the 6 finalists
  • MAY 17:  Local jury
  • FROM MAY 27 TO 31:  Creation of provisional plans for the use of endowment

Application Document

  • Application form
  • Presentation file
  • resume
  • Copy of your identity document (passport recommended)
  • Accounting balance sheet or operating account for the 2023 financial year
  • Official document certifying the legal existence of your business

Also Apply: Fully Funded Austrian Development Cooperation Scholarship for Students from Developing Countries 2024

(*) The application form and presentation file are available on the platform dedicated to registrations for the 2024 Pierre Castel Prize.

Application Deadline: APRIL 15 2024

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Pierre Castel Prize 2024

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