Pierre Castel Prize 2024

Deadline: 15th of April, 2024

Applications for the 2024 Pierre Castel Prize 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 issue focuses on six African countries: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.


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

The grants awarded as part of this competition aim to promote the growth of the selected companies and increase their impact within the value chains . These awards also aim to promote the development of skills of entrepreneurs, to facilitate and encourage the sharing of knowledge, and finally, to stimulate the creation 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


  • 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.


  • 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

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

Click here to apply

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