Supporting SUN Pitch Competition participants

Coaching entrepreneurs to become investment-ready

Bopinc is the overall business mentor for the Global Sun Pitch Competition. In this role, we provide finalists to the Competition with (group) training and individual coaching, to strengthen their overall nutrition business models and to get the entrepreneurs ready to pitch towards investors.


Sun Business Network


Product and service design
Business model innovation


Food and agriculture




2019 to 2020

21 finalists supported with training

The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Pitch Competition, organised by the SUN Business Network, harnesses innovative solutions for improved nutrition by connecting Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets with technical assistance and investment opportunities.

Nutrition is key to development, and key to food & agriculture businesses. An investment of $1 in nutrition can have a return of up to $16. The key is to work with companies to uncover that business case and develop nutritious food products that are affordable and accessible to low income consumers. Bopinc is  the SUN Pitch Competition’s chosen partner to conduct 8 weeks of intensive online training for the 21 finalists who will compete in the Global SUN Pitch Competition. In addition, each finalist is assigned a mentor from the Bopinc team to provide individual support based on their needs.

The 2020 SUN pitch competition winner is Baby Grubz from Nigeria, The company produces nutritious complementary foods for infants. Baby Grubz not only won the $ 20,000 prize money, but will also benefit from a Bopinc mentorship package, focusing on digitalization of business operations and marketing.


Supported innovative food entrepreneurs to get investor-ready

21 Entrepreneurs supported

With training and a mentor leading up to the finals of the pitch competition

Facilitated pitch competition final online

With 300 participants attending

In-depth innovation support

Supported Baby Grubz to implement further digitalization of consumer outreach and other key marketing processes

We just wanted to say a big thank you to the Bopinc project team for the timely and excellent delivery of the GAIN consultancy assignment with respect to the SUN Pitch Competition! It was a pleasure working with you and the entrepreneurs were really pleased with the training that has been provided to date.

Ritta Sabbas Shine | GAIN | SBN Country Support Manager
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Project milestones


Supported the SBN team in setting up the call for proposals and making a selection of 21 finalists out of a total of 1000+ applicants


Organized a detailed in-take and needs assessment with the finalists, and based on this created a detailed online training package


Implementing the training and mentoring to develop 21 solid business plans with the individual companies


Support the 21 companies to deliver a strong 3 minute pitch in the finals of the competition, and to present their investment documents to impact investors



SUN Pitch Competition website

All information on the pitch competition

Baby Grubz website

For more information on the competition winner Baby Grubz