The African Entrepreneurship Award, powered by BMCE Bank of Africa, offers a mentoring journey for business ideas that can impact and improve lives in Africa.
The goal of the African Entrepreneurship Award is to inspire African entrepreneurs – living in Africa and abroad – to develop businesses across the African continent, creating jobs that improve lives.
The Award partners with entrepreneurs, business leaders and leading academics from Africa, Asia, Americas, UK and Europe. These partners are mentors who provide coaching to African entrepreneurs at every step of this journey. The journey includes USD$1 million across three categories: Education, the Environment and Uncharted areas – never been done before in Africa.
The journey begins in April with submitting your business idea and your story by June 30, so we can provide practical mentoring in three Rounds:
Round 1 – Regional mentors advise you in May and June on regional issues and decide which ideas most needed in your region
Round 2 – Pan-African mentors advise you in July and August on how to get your idea beyond your borders to successfully impact pan-Africa.
Round 3 – Global Partners advise you in September on how to become sustainable and scale your idea.
Jury – The Final Jury of entrepreneurs, business leaders and academics from Africa, China, and the USA will meet you in person in or by video October to hear your business idea and decide the winners.
Start your journey today and share with other Africans seeking to start businesses to create jobs in Africa.