New Venture Competition – Wharton Africa Business Forum

Entrepreneurs apply for a chance to win $10,000 towards your venture in Africa!

On behalf of The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania, and the student organizers of the 26th Annual Wharton Africa Business Forum (WABF), we are honored and excited to inform you that we will be holding our 5th Annual New Venture Competition at this year’s event. 

The competition is open to all entrepreneurs with businesses that are using innovation to solve Africa’s challenges and make a positive impact on the continent. Through this link, entrepreneurs can apply for the chance to pitch to a panel of expert judges who will determine the winner of the $10,000 grand prize. Finalists will gain access to resources that will accelerate their venture’s growth including a powerful network of investors, mentors, and coaches.

Applications are due on October 14thand our goal until then is to get the highest quality ventures into the application pool. Please apply and/or circulate this competition within your community if you or anyone you know thinks they have what it takes to win! We look forward to receiving and reviewing the applications!


October 14
November 2 - November 4, 2018
Wharton Africa Business ForumBusiness school
Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Réunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Agribusiness, Business services, Clean technology and energy, Utilities, Construction and manufacturing, Manufacturing, Creative, media and entertainment, Education, Financial services, Healthcare, ICT, Leisure and travel, Retail and wholesale, Consumer non-durables, Transport and logistics, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Cars, Household appliances, Luxury goods and jewelry