African Entrepreneurship Award 2018 ($1 million)

Deadline: 30th  April, 2018:


Are you looking for mentoring to launch or grow your business or idea in Africa? Join the journey to receive free, online mentoring from over 400 entrepreneurs, investors and business owners. African Entrepreneurship Award 2018 is now accepting applications.

Throughout the journey, you’ll receive one-on-one mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs and investors to sharpen and hone your idea. Mentors will help define your market & put your scalability to the test. Entrepreneurs in the top 50 are visited by the Award team.


Award Categories

Innovation: An idea or invention which is or can become a good or service that creates value for which customers will pay. Ex: Using a new technology (something new to the industry), or using a new business model (new way to deliver, collect, share), or solving a problem not solved before in your region.

Sports: An idea, prototype or startup business in the sports industry which is a Product (e.g. apparel, equipment), Production Method (e.g. supply chain), Service (education, health, spectator-experience, athlete-experience), Supplier (e.g. sources of materials, resources), Market (e.g. buyers) or Media (e.g. promotion, information).



Finalists benefit from a 3-day Boot Camp; then pitch their ideas to the Presidential Jury.

Funding Information.

Applicants will be awarded with $1 million award.


Eligibility Criteria

You, the entrepreneur, must meet the following criteria to submit your business proposal:

You must be a citizen of an African country.

You must be a minimum of 18 years old as of November 1, 2018.

Your business or idea must be applicable in an African country.

Your business or idea must include a technological component (digital, machinery, computers, ICT, automated processes, field related technologies).

Your business or idea must be for profit.

Your business or idea must include a social impact. You need to articulate the problem you are trying to solve as well as the solution you offer.


Visit African Entrepreneurship Award homepage here to apply now.

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