April 28

Round 1 Submission Period Closes


June 10

Announce Round 1 Results


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
  • Follow African Entrepreneurship Award

Write a Strong Business Proposal

Listen to African Mentors' advice in the podcast below and follow their online tips when you submit your business proposal.

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The One Thing You Should Know


Advice from African Mentors

Use Mentors’ advice in videos and in articles to strengthen your idea in Round 1. The Entrepreneurship 101 blog helps many entrepreneurs improve Round 1 answers and respond to investors in each country. Come back to the blog at anytime to read the latest tips to attract investors and customers to your business idea.



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Entrepreneurs on the Journey

These entrepreneurs were mentored throughout the Journey and made it to the final round, where they pitched to the Award Jury. Learn from their stories and read how their businesses impact African lives. Read more >







Get Involved as a Mentor

Are you an entrepreneur with successful and failed ventures? A venture capitalist looking to help the next wave of businesses? An angel investor who has learned how to invest in small businesses throughout Africa? We invite you to dialogue with us about volunteering as an online mentor? The expectation is simple: share your wisdom online, privately to those you hope to inspire. The rewards are priceless: helping other Africans to create jobs and improve lives across Africa.


Start Your Journey of Mentoring

Your journey begins by submitting a proposal by April 28th, for free, online mentoring by an entrepreneur or investor in your region. Mentoring begins as soon as our 200 Regional mentors get to your idea but will be complete by beginning of June. Mentors may suggest you explain more or add to your idea to make it more attractive to investors. You will be notified by June 10 if your idea is One of the Most Needed in Your Region and you continue to Round 2 for more mentoring to improve your Pan-African expansion opportunities.


The Journey 2017

Make Your Business Proposal Stronger


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