Most Significant and Sustainable Businesses (Round 3)

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The Top 50 Most Significant and Sustainable Businesses represent 26 countries in Africa – across all of Africa from north to south, from east to west, from large to small, anglophone, francophone and lusophone: Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Congo-Kinshasa, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lesotho, Malawi, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sao TomĂ© and Principe, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia
The Top 50 entrepreneurs range from 21- 66 years old, with 28% of them women. They all come with ideas, prototypes and existing businesses that can improve education for young and old, can improve the environment through sustainable practices and to boldly invent new solutions in uncharted areas.
These Top 50 submitted their ideas in English, French and Portuguese because they span all six economic zones.
Our Global Mentors from 14 countries spent six weeks on-line mentoring over 185 entrepreneurs by reviewing their ideas, their financials, and their teams. Following the guidelines in The Social Entrepreneurs’ Playbook, these Global Mentors selected the Top 50 entrepreneurs in Africa whose ideas are the most significant and sustainable in Africa.

On the journey, these Top 50 benefited from an average of five mentors during the journey and were part of a larger group of 270 conversations to help them improve their business ideas.

The Top 50 entrepreneurs now continue their journey, applying this mentoring advice to lead their businesses to the next level, creating jobs and improving lives in Africa. During the next eight weeks, each entrepreneur will enjoy a live conversation at their respective business sites with our Award Team. In this way, the entrepreneur can dialogue personally with the Team, identifying how the mentoring can help his/her business, and benefiting from live conversations with small business advisors. During these live meetings, the Top 50 will learn about the next steps in the Award Journey.


Businesses Most Likely to Succeed Across Africa (Round 2)