Bras Droit (assistant) to the Co-founder - AgriTech start-up

  • Station F
  • Internship
  • Start Date: 01 December 2019
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About

SOWIT leverages all the power of remote-sensing (drone & satellite), agronomy and AI to provide impact-driven decision support systems to African farmers.

We are filling the agronomic information gap in Africa and helping farmers to optimize most critical operations.

Our solutions allow farmers to acquire critical information such as water stress and nitrogen deficiency to sustainably improve their operations (sowing, fertilization, harvesting).

SOWIT is looking forward to recruting impact-driven talents that believe Africa is key to sustainably addressing the growing food & demographic challenges. Having a bias for action, thinking big and taking ownership are essential principles to SOWIT.

SOWIT is part of the FUTURE 40 aka the 40 most promising startups of Station F over 1000.

Job Description

Context

Started in 2017 and based in Paris (Station f), Casablanca and Dakar, SOWIT is providing decision support tools to African farmers to help them optimize their most critical operations. Farmers wonder everyday if they really need to fertilize, irrigate or if it is the right time to harvest. Thanks to its drone remote-sensing, statistics and agronomic technologies, SOWIT provides them with the right information at the right moment to decide and drive efficiently their operations.

Africa is the last growth frontier for the world food production as it holds almost 60% of arable available land while showing the lower yields worldwide. To meet the world (and especially African) demand, African farmers would need to increase their production by 70% by 2050 in a complex context of global warming. At SOWIT, we believe data-driven decision are a key component to drive the African green revolution in a sustainable and profitable way for African farmers and the World.

SOWIT is looking for a “bras-droit” which will basically work across all the business spectrum with a strong focus on operations to help satisfying SOWIT customers and driving its product development.

*Time-frame and location
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4 months minimum - mainly based in Paris.

Field missions : possible African trips (Ethiopia, Senegal..) - Field work is fundamental to us!

Compensation depending on the profile

*Main tasks/roles
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  1. Business & International Development

Preparing presentation Deck

Assisting the Co-founder with its ongoing project with leading international organizations and agribusinesses

Business case building

Hunting for similar businesses

2 .Strategic Marketing

Market analysis / intelligence

Prototyping : assisting SOWIT funder in framing the product prototype (business/use case)

Partnerships : initiating key partnerships with research institutions or researchers

  1. Finance

Inputs in SOWIT Business Plan

  1. Project management & Operations

Assisting in preparation of drone and precision agriculture trainings

  1. Communication & Strategy

SOWIT social media strategy & management

SOWIT blog content and partnerships

Preferred Experience

  • Interested in African development
  • Curious about agriculture and technology
  • Able to multitask and to deep dive in a fast-paced start-up environment and get involved in a fast developing venture
  • Comfortable with international environements
  • Bias for action and willing to drive operations

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Internship (Between 3 and 9 months)
  • Start Date: 01 December 2019
  • Location: Paris, France (75013)