The Mentoring Journey

For Entrepreneurs to Launch and Scale their Businesses
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Looking for mentoring to launch or grow your business or idea in Africa?

This Award mentors entrepreneurs through free online mentoring from 400+ entrepreneurs, investors and business owners.
Submissions for this year closed, we invite you to submit an idea that is innovative or in sports February 2019.
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Innovation

Innovation is key to solving pressing issues and creating value in Africa. It means introducing a new technology, new business model or attempting to solve a problem that’s never been solved before. The Award seeks businesses that innovate to create jobs and improve lives in Africa.

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Sports

Sports and entrepreneurship share many of the same values. Sports promotes integrity, perseverance and friendship to unite communities. The Award seeks businesses in the Sports industry that create jobs and improve lives in Africa.

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The Award

Ten months to launch or scale your idea, build your business, & share in the Award.

March-May
SUBMISSIONS
Submissions Open Early 2019.
April-September
3 ROUNDS OF ONLINE MENTORING
Our mentors help define your market & put your scalability to the test.
October
ON-SITE VISITS
Entrepreneurs in the top 30 are visited by the Award team.
DECEMBER
BOOTCAMP
Finalists benefit from a 3-day Boot Camp; then pitch their ideas to the Presidential Jury.

Eligibility

You, the entrepreneur, must meet the following criteria to submit your business proposal:

  • You are an African citizen, & over 18 years of age.
  • Your idea or business is a for-profit.
  • You have a strategy for positive social impact.
  • Your idea or business includes a technological component.
  • Your idea or business is for Africa.
  • Your idea fits in one of this year’s categories.

Submissions re-open February 2019!
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