February 17

Launch of 2017 Edition

April 28

Round 1 Submission Period Closes

Important News for 2017

  • Submit Today
  • 30 Minutes Round 1
  • April 28
  • Submit 3 Languages
  • All are Mentored
  • Mentored 3 Languages
  • 60 Women Mentors
  • 3 Categories
  • African Entrepreneurship Award Network
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Advice and Guidance from the Award

As you are answering Round 1 questions, the African Entrepreneurship Award team has prepared videos and articles to guide you through the journey. The Entrepreneurship 101 blog also contains valuable articles curated or written by the Award team to help you through Round 1 and beyond. Come back to the blog at anytime to read the latest tips and guides to answering your business proposal questions.

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Entrepreneurs on the Journey

These women persisted through the journey as entrepreneurs and made it to the final round, where they pitched in front of the Award Jury. Listen to their stories and read about how their businesses are impacting African lives. Read more >

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Are you an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, academic or have experience with new ideas in education or the environment? Would you consider joining us as a Mentor to African entrepreneurs? You can discover the business ideas that will create jobs and have sustainable and scalable impact across Africa.

3rd Edition Award Journey

With the Award submission period starting on February 17 and ending April 28, entrepreneurs who start early have about 10 weeks to submit a proposal to Round 1. Round 1 Mentoring can start as early as you have submitted your business proposal and will end the beginning of June. You should get feedback on your idea by a mentor sometime during that time period. You should also note that your business proposal can be edited and resubmitted if your mentor(s) believe you can make it stronger. We will continue to update you throughout the Journey on important dates and information.

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