Launch of 2017 Edition
Round 1 Submission Period Closes
Important News for 2017
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The One Thing You Should Know
Entrepreneurs on the JourneyThese 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 >
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.
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.