ABH Prize Competition 2021 Seeks Applicants

Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) Prize Competition aims to identify, support and inspire the next generation of African entrepreneurs making a positive impact in their local communities. The competition recognizes entrepreneurs who work towards solving pressing problems  such as connected households to direct water supply and building a more sustainable and inclusive economy for the future.

Africa’s Business Heroes supports African entrepreneurs with the tools and the platform to scale and collaborate with likeminded entrepreneurs. ABH provides entrepreneurs with the chance to engage with industry experts, venture capitalists and celebrities. With the support provided the ABH finalists have made significant strides, including establishing new stores, increasing revenue and raising investments.

The competition is now receiving applications both in English and French. It is open to entrepreneurs from all African countries and sectors. Each year, ten finalists are selected to compete in the ABH finale pitch competition and participate in a TV Show that broadcasts online and across the continent.

The selected finalists for the competition will receive; 

  • An opportunity to pitch to business legends and receive advice from them
  • Grant funds ranging from $ 100,000 – $ 300,000
  • International publicity via televised Africa’s Business Heroes Show, press releases, news articles, TV/radio & print interviews
  • Tailored feedback, mentorship & training via ABH’s network of partners and judges
  • Connection to the online community of ABH Alumni that promotes peer learning, engagement and networking

Who can apply?

This competition is an opportunity for entrepreneurs who fulfil the criteria below:

  • Applicant must be the founder or a co-founder of the company
  • The applicant is of African citizenship or is the child or grandchild of an African citizen
  • The company is registered and headquartered in an African country and primarily operates in Africa
  • Business is 3 years old or more and has at least 3 years of revenue history

How to apply

To take part in the competition 2021, register and apply here.

Application deadline: 07th June 2021; 23:59 GMT

For more information;

Email; info@africabusinessheroes.org

Visit; https://africabusinessheroes.org/en/the-prize/overview