To recognize some of the continent’s most innovative and impactful entrepreneurs, there is the Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship. Applications are open for the award which has over the past 9 years, attracted over 7000 applications from industries and sectors ranging from education. health, transport, energy among others.
It is divided into four:
+Women Bell Award
+Best Mature Business: legacy companies with significant revenue base and continental footprint
+Youth Entrepreneur of the Year: entrepreneurs under the age of 35
+Social Entrepreneur of the Year: social impact-oriented enterprises
+You must be an African company.
+You must have a track record of innovation, profitability, business excellence and social impact
+You must be from any sector.
+To apply for the Outstanding Young Entrepreneur category, you must be 35 years old or below.
+Just one representative is allowed to apply for a company.
The selection criteria for this award would be based on Leadership, culture and values, innovation, profitability, long term business strategy, social & Economic impact on communities. These would enable the organizers rightly award the best entrepreneurs.
Lagare (Morocco), Poult Voult and Strauss Energy are previous winners of the Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship which is an initiative of the African Leadership Network.
12 finalists (3 per category) will be invited to attend the African Leadership Network (ALN) Annual Gathering. This will be after undergoing a rigorous selection process. The ALN annual gathering will be hosted in Mauritius in November this year, where one winner per category will be announced.
Application Period: 22 May – 7 July 2018 .