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Sri Lanka Agripreneurs Forum partners with USAID to conduct Agcelerator Bootcamp

In an effort to support young entrepreneurs in agriculture, the Sri Lanka Agripreneurs' Forum (SLAF), a prominent agricultural business association in Sri Lanka, is collaborating with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to organize the Agcelerator

The Agcelerator Bootcamp, hosted by SLAF and supported by USAID Catalyze Sri Lanka Private Sector Development (PSD) Activity, is a training program aimed at founders of agricultural startups, small and medium-sized agricultural enterprises (SMEs), and agricultural entrepreneurs who have innovative solutions to real-world problems.

This program is part of the second phase of the Agcelerator Project, which provides funding and mentoring to empower agricultural entrepreneurs in the sector. The primary goal of this training program is to educate, motivate, and equip Sri Lankan agripreneurs with the knowledge and skills to enhance their potential for future success.

The event is scheduled to take place on April 27, 2024, at theCeylon Chamber of Commerce, Navam Mawatha, Colombo 02 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The program will cover key areas essential for agripreneurs, including Design Thinking and Problem-solving, Marketing for agri-business/agri-products, Operations Management, Financial Literacy, and Pitching and Presenting.

Expert speakers will lead discussions on these topics throughout the day.
“This initiative by SLAF presents a valuable opportunity for all agripreneurs in Sri Lanka to enhance their skills and potential. We are hopeful about the bright future of agricultural entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka, driven by the enthusiasm and dedication of its young generation,”
said Ruwin Mapa, CEO of SLAF.

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