• Environment Award
    Adan Mohammed
    Kenya
    For his startup,
    Ecodudu

    Using biomass for protein rich animal feed
  • Innovation Award
    Meryam El Ouafi
    Morocco
    For her prototype,
    Green Engineering Mission

    Agricultural irrigation technology to eliminate water waste
  • Environment Award
    Kwame Ababio
    Ghana
    For his startup,
    Green Afro Palms

    Efficient palm oil cultivation methods for farmers
  • Uncharted Award
    Flavien Simo
    Cameroon
    For his startup,
    Save Our Agriculture

    Feeding cities with urban aquaponics
  • Innovation Award
    Geoffrey Ssekatawa
    Uganda
    For his startup,
    Brent Technologies

    New technology to recycle and resell motor oil
  • Uncharted Award
    Paul Bartels
    South Africa
    For his prototype,
    WaterBok

    Firefighting carts to save rural farms
  • Innovation Award
    Badr Idrissi
    Morocco
    For his startup,
    Atlan Space®

    Artificial intelligence in drones to monitor ships and protect marine ecosystems
  • Environment Award
    Allen Kimambo
    Tanzania
    For his startup,
    Zaidi General Enterprises

    Recycling paper to create jobs and save trees
  • Innovation Award
    Christelle Kwizera
    Rwanda
    For her startup,
    VOMA Groundwater Solar Kiosks

    Innovative water collection and purification for rural communities
  • Environment Award
    Folashade Amusa (represented by Victor Amusa)
    Nigeria
    For her startup,
    VicFold Recyclers

    Innovative process to pelletize plastic products
  • Louise
    Education Award
    Louise Williamson
    South Africa
    For her startup,
    Sustainability Professionals

    Safe mashesha cook stoves for schools
  • Environment Award
    Sylvester Mujakperuo
    Nigeria
    For his startup,
    St. Michelles and Joey Ltd

    Recycled paper products reduce impact on landfills

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!


Boot Camp and the Presidential Jury

Finalists finish their Journey in Morocco. 40 entrepreneurs from 19 countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Comoros, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia and Uganda. These entrepreneurs will spend three days perfecting their pitch and fine-tuning their financials with a team of expert Boot Camp coaches. Then, entrepreneurs pitch before the Presidential Jury for their chance to win part of $1million. Stay tuned as the Journey continues…


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Meet the Jury


Photo of Othman BenjellounThe President Othman Benjelloun hosts International Experts from four continents as the Presidential Jury. These experts reflect AEA’s pillars of technology, startup innovation, and African investing: Chinese Technologist Gong Li, Cameroonian Entrepreneur Marie-Paule Niat, Silicon Valley Technologist and French Citizen JB Duler, and CEO of Bank of Africa, Brahim Benjelloun-Touimi.

Gong Li

Photo of Marie-Paule NiatMarie-Paule Niat

JB Duler

Photo of Brahim Benjelloun-TouimiBrahim Benjelloun-Touimi