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Top 50 Announced in Africa’s Business Heroes 2022 Prize Competition

21,000 applications received from across all 54 African countries, the most diverse applicant pool yet

The Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) Prize Competition (www.AfricaBusinessHeroes.org), a flagship philanthropic program established by the Jack Ma Foundation to spotlight and support African entrepreneurs, has announced the top 50 finalists (https://bit.ly/3da1s2g) for its 2022 edition. This year, the competition received more than 21,000 applications and saw applicants from across all 54 African countries.…

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Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) extends Deadline for Applications to 20th June 2022

The extension has been made in recognition of the strong level of interest from across the continent

The Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) Prize Competition (AfricaBusinessHeroes.org/en/), a philanthropic program established by the Jack Ma Foundation to spotlight and support African entrepreneurs, has announced it is extending the application deadline for this year’s competition to the 20th of June. African entrepreneurs running a business in Africa will have until…

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Africa’s Business Heroes Builds Out Vibrant Ecosystem of Partners and Judges

Entrepreneurs and small business owners will have until June 6 to apply for this year’s edition

The Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) prize competition (https://AfricaBusinessHeroes.org) has expanded its ecosystem of partners and judges for its 4th edition. With a more robust partner and judge network in place, the ABH program will be able to better fulfil its mission of spotlighting and supporting entrepreneurs from all industries across…

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Africa’s Business Heroes Unveils Community Leads and Launches New Scaleup Program

Entrepreneurs and SMEs across Africa have until 6th June to submit their applications for 2022 ABH Grant

The Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) prize competition (www.AfricaBusinessHeroes.org) has announced a new Community Lead and ScaleUp Program to provide more enhanced mentoring and networking opportunities for ABH applicants and finalists. Now in its fourth year, applications for the ABH grant are currently open in both French and English and the…

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Radio News Release (Soundbite): Applications Open for 2022 Africa’s Business Heroes Prize Competition

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The “Africa’s Business Heroes” (ABH) (www.AfricaBusinessHeroes.org) prize competition, one of the Jack Ma Foundation’s flagship philanthropic programs spotlighting and celebrating Africa’s entrepreneurial talent who are building a more sustainable and inclusive economy for the future of the continent, has today launched applications for its fourth annual edition. Today also marks…

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Applications Open for 2022 Africa’s Business Heroes Prize Competition

ABH annually awards 10 outstanding entrepreneurs from across Africa with a share of a US$1.5 million grant

Applications open in English and French for fourth year of the Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) (www.AfricaBusinessHeroes.org) prize competition; ABH annually awards 10 outstanding entrepreneurs from across Africa with a share of a US$1.5 million grant; Season 3 of the ABH Show featuring the Top 10 Heroes from the 2021 competition…

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2021 Africa’s Business Heroes Winners Announced

The Top 10 represent seven African countries, with 80% operating businesses in rural areas and half of the finalists are female

Entrepreneurs from Egypt, Kenya and Nigeria make the Top Three; top 10 Finalists pitched live in a virtual grand finale connecting 14 locations across the world. The 2021 Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) (www.AfricaBusinessHeroes.org/en/) winners were announced last night during a virtual live Grand Finale, with US$1.5 million in grant funding…

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“Africa’s Business Heroes” Announces Top 10 Finalists for 2021

Ten finalists, 50% female and from 7 African countries, will make their pitch at the grand finale pitch in November

The 2021 Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) (https://AfricaBusinessHeroes.org) prize, a flagship philanthropic program established by the Jack Ma Foundation, has announced this year’s top 10 finalists. These ten entrepreneurs will take the stage at the grand finale in November for their final pitch to win a share of a US$1.5 million…

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“Africa’s Business Heroes” (ABH) prize competition unveils Top 20 for 2021

Of the Top 20, 45% of the entrepreneurs are female and the average age of the group is 34

Top 20 will proceed to Semi-finals for a chance to become a Top 10 hero; Top 20 represent 11 countries from across Africa and a wide spectrum of key business sectors The Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) (https://bit.ly/37MiCwK) prize competition, a flagship philanthropic program established by the Jack Ma Foundation, just…

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Top 50 Announced in Africa's Business Heroes 2021 Prize Competition

Top 50 finalists will progress to an ABH virtual boot camp and further judging

The Top 50 finalists chosen from 12,000+ entries, selected by a prestigious pool of 233 judges; 16 countries from Africa represented in the Top 50; 38% of Top 50 candidates are female entrepreneurs; 10% are Francophone; Top 50 finalists will progress to an ABH (www.AfricaBusinessHeroes.org) virtual boot camp and further…