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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.
New technology, new business model or attempting to solve a problem that’s never been solved before in your region.
CRITERIA INCLUDE: Is it durable? Is it multi-functional? Is it environmentally sustainable? Is it low cost?
Promotes integrity, perseverance and friendship to unite communities.
CRITERIA INCLUDE: To what extent does it strengthen the economy? To what extent does it improve health of our youth? To what extent does it reflect values, especially integrity?
Ten months to launch or scale your idea, build your business, & share in the Award.
MARCH: SUBMISSIONS OPEN
Submit your idea by April 30.
APRIL: 3 ROUNDS OF ONLINE MENTORING
Our mentors help define your market & put your scalability to the test.
OCTOBER: ON-SITE VISITS
Entrepreneurs in the top 50 are visited by the Award team.
Finalists benefit from a 3-day Boot Camp; then pitch their ideas to the Presidential Jury.
The jury decides the number of winners & how the $1 million award is shared.
Throughout the journey, you’ll receive one-on-one mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs and investors to sharpen and hone your idea.