This will be the third year of the competition, which provides a forum for African entrepreneurs to showcase their talent and develop their businesses.
The competition’s core theme, “It’s African Time,” is a call to action for all young African entrepreneurs who are using their businesses to counter assumptions associated with “African time,” to use the grant to scale their efforts and share their stories about how they have created solutions and driven change.
Applications to African entrepreneurs from all industries in English and French, with a special focus on those working to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Ten finalists will take the stage at the grand finale later this year to present their businesses and solutions to an acclaimed panel of judges in order to earn a share of the US$1.5 million grant. Several rounds of intensive review panels will be held along the way, as well as access to a group of world leaders and innovators, business experts, investors, and accelerators through a seriesof training sessions.
Applications close on the 7th of June. Semi-finalists will be revealed in August, and the top 10 finalists for 2021 will be announced in September.