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Africa Business Heroes (ABH) 2023 Prize Competition for African Entrepreneurs

ABH is the Jack Ma Foundation’s flagship philanthropic entrepreneur initiative in Africa that was launched in 2019. It aims to strengthen the African entrepreneur ecosystem by identifying, telling the stories of, training, and awarding grant-funding to 100 African entrepreneur “heroes” across Africa over the next 10 years.

ABH Judges are seasoned professionals, investors, and entrepreneurs who help identify & support some of Africa’s most talented, impactful and inspiring entrepreneurs. ABH judges either review online applications or participate in video call interviews with ABH Finalists. Your support will help ABH to identify their next set of ‘Africa’s Business Heroes’ finalists who will stand the chance to win up to $300,000 in grant funds, significant media exposure and training opportunities.


ABH Prize Competition

Application DeadlineNot Specified
Funding TypePartially Funded
TypeEntrepreneurs
SponsorAfrican Business Heroes (ABH)
GenderMen and Women
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Benefits of ABH Prize Competition

As a judge, you will

  • Positively contribute to the growth of promising & talented African entrepreneurs.
  • Gain recognition for your impact via the ABH website and other PR opportunities.
  • Access the ABH Community and connect with over 100,000 stakeholders in the ABH ecosystem including entrepreneurs, investors, and partners.
  • VIP Passes to the ABH Grand Finale and other exclusive events.

Requirements for ABH Prize Competition

  • Open to seasoned professionals, investors, and entrepreneurs who help identify & support some of Africa’s most talented, impactful and inspiring entrepreneurs.

Selection Process

Judging criteria

  • Entrepreneurs from all sectors across the African continent with 3+ years of market traction.
  • Previous finalists have included Temi Giwa-Tuboson of Lifebank Nigeria, Chebet Lesan of BrightGreen Renewable Energy Kenya and Khadija ElBedweihy of PraxiLabs Egypt, Elia Timotheo of EA Fruits Tanzania.

Application Deadline

Not Specified

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to African Business Heroes (ABH) on africabusinessheroes.org to apply

Register to allow ABH to get to know you, your skills and experience. After your registration has been received, it will be reviewed and they will get back to you within a week to inform you of their decision.

For more details,visit ABH website


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