APPLY BY June 7
While many and many companies have yet to get rid of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, the “Business Heroes” competition gives ten finalists the opportunity to win a share of a $ 1.5 million grant, in addition to a platform that enables them to tell their companies’ stories and paths, without forgetting opportunities For networking, coaching and mentoring.
Win up to $300,000 business grant in the “Business Champions in Africa” programme that is committed to engaging everyone, without exception, from all parts of the African continent.
In this year’s edition, the organiser plans to ensure that all African regions and countries are well represented because up to now, registration requests have been received from almost all African countries
Accordingly, we invite entrepreneurs and small business owners to send applications to participate in the competition, especially from Algeria, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Gabon, Libya, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Senegal, South Africa, and Togo. , Tunisia, and Zambia .
“We are grateful for the overwhelming amount of positive responses we received in response to our ongoing call to register. With reference to the challenges the business world faced in the past year, empowering the largest possible number of talented entrepreneurs has taken on a greater significance. Represented adequately as an opportunity to grow their business and tell their stories. ” This is how Ms. Zahra Petit Boateng, Head of Partnerships and Programs at the “Business Champions in Africa” initiative, commented on this news. Before she adds, “We are looking for those people who have made the creation of successful companies creative job opportunities and a solution to the challenges facing their communities as a goal in their lives.”
Although North and Central Africa regions are underrepresented in terms of the number of applications submitted, the competition “Business Champions in Africa” received excellent applications from those regions in the previous editions, as two North African entrepreneurs reached the first ten ranks in 2019, while an entrepreneur arrived From the Central African region to the first ten ranks in 2020.
The main theme of this year’s edition is “The African Time”, which is the title of a bold appeal that we send to African entrepreneurs who do not hesitate to confront negative stereotypes and achieve positive impact and growth thanks to their companies and businesses. The “Business Champions in Africa” competition is the flagship philanthropic program of the Jack Ma Foundation in Africa. It is a competition open to all entrepreneurs, founders and co-founders of African-based companies and other social institutions of at least three years of existence. Accordingly, African entrepreneurs, of all sectors, genders and ages, can submit applications for registration in the competition.
1st place: $ 300,000
- 2nd place: $ 250,000
- 3rd place: $ 150,000
- Remaining (7 number) mattresses: $ 100,000
- It also allocates $ 100,000 to enable the ten candidates to participate in a comprehensive simulation
How To Apply
The online registration for participation applications remains open until June 7, and after a rigorous evaluation process, candidates for the semi-final round will be announced in August. As for the ten finalists for the 2021 edition, their names will be revealed next September before they participate in the final ceremony and compete for the chance to win.
Visit here for more information on how to apply.
You can also register a great entrepreneur ( bit.ly/3u6lehP ) that you would like to nominate for the final role.
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