• Environment Award
    Sylvester Mujakperuo
    Nigeria
    For his startup,
    St. Michelles and Joey Ltd

    Recycled paper products reduce impact on landfills
  • Environment Award
    Kwame Ababio
    Ghana
    For his startup,
    Green Afro Palms

    Efficient palm oil cultivation methods for farmers
  • Environment Award
    Allen Kimambo
    Tanzania
    For his startup,
    Zaidi General Enterprises

    Recycling paper to create jobs and save trees
  • Environment Award
    Folashade Amusa (represented by Victor Amusa)
    Nigeria
    For her startup,
    VicFold Recyclers

    Innovative process to pelletize plastic products
  • Innovation Award
    Christelle Kwizera
    Rwanda
    For her startup,
    VOMA Groundwater Solar Kiosks

    Innovative water collection and purification for rural communities
  • Innovation Award
    Badr Idrissi
    Morocco
    For his seed idea,
    Atlan Space®

    Artificial intelligence in drones to monitor ships and protect marine ecosystems
  • Uncharted Award
    Flavien Kouatcha Simo
    Cameroon
    For his startup,
    Save Our Agriculture

    Feeding cities with urban aquaponics
  • Innovation Award
    Meryam El Ouafi
    Morocco
    For her seed idea,
    Green Engineering Mission

    Agricultural irrigation technology to eliminate water waste
  • Education Award
    Louise Williamson
    South Africa
    For her startup,
    Sustainability Professionals

    Safe mashesha cook stoves for schools
  • Innovation Award
    Geoffrey Ssekatawa
    Uganda
    For his startup,
    Brent Technologies

    New technology to recycle and resell motor oil
  • Environment Award
    Adan Mohammed
    Kenya
    For his startup,
    Ecodudu

    Using biomass for protein rich animal feed
  • Uncharted Award
    Paul Bartels
    South Africa
    For his prototype,
    WaterBok

    Firefighting carts to save rural farms


Congratulations to 12 Winners from 9 countries

These entrepreneurs share the $1 million award to launch and scale their businesses

Read Their Stories to Inspire Your Own!


Looking Ahead to 2018

The Presidential Jury selected 12 winners from 9 countries: Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. For the Winners and Finalists, the Journey continues as each entrepreneur receives one more year of free, expert mentoring to help grow their business. For the next African Entrepreneurship Award, the Journey will start again in 2018. Stay tuned as 2018 details are announced in January.


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