Africa's Business Heroes Prize Competition 2021

About the Opportunity

ABH aims to identify, support, and inspire the next generation of African entrepreneurs who are making a difference in their local communities, working to solve the most pressing problems, and building a more sustainable and inclusive economy for the future.

The initiative aims to be as inclusive as possible. Applications are open in English and French to entrepreneurs from all African countries, all sectors, and all ages who operate businesses formally registered and headquartered in an African country, and that has a 3-year track record.

Every year, ten finalists will be selected to compete in the ABH finale pitch competition and participate in a TV Show that will be broadcast online and across the continent. The finalists will compete for a share of US $1.5 million in grant money.


Stand The Chance to:

  • Pitch business legends Opportunity to pitch to business legends and receive advice from them.

  • Win YOUR share of $1.5 million USD All ten finalists win grant funds from $100,000 to $300,000.

  • Gain global recognition & exposure International publicity via televised Africa's Business heroes Show, press releases, news articles, TV/radio & print interviews.

  • Access mentorship & training Tailored Feedback, Mentorship & Training via Africa's Business Heroes Network of Partners and Judges.

  • Get connected with entrepreneurs ecosystem An online community of ABH Alumni, judges, and key stakeholders that promotes peer learning, engagement, and networking.

To apply for our competition, you should meet the following criteria:

  • The applicant should be The Founder or a Co-Founder of the company.

  • The applicant has African citizenship or is the child or grandchild of an African citizen.

  • The Company is registered and headquartered in an African country, and primarily operates in Africa.

  • The company is in the post-Idea stage. Business is 3 years old or more and has at least 3 years of revenue history.

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