Thursday 31 March 2022


 The official slogan of the competition, “It’s African Time”, is a bold call to action to all talented African entrepreneurs who are challenging stereotypes associated with “African time” – creating local impact and building a better, more inclusive future through their businesses.

Ten outstanding entrepreneurs from across Africa will share a $1.5m grant courtesy of the “Africa’s Business Heroes” prize competition.

According to a statement, the Africa Business Heroes is one of the Jack Ma Foundation’s flagship philanthropic programmes spotlighting and celebrating Africa’s entrepreneurial talent.

The statement added that the annual grant had been opened for applications for its fourth annual edition and can be accessed via (

Entrepreneurs from all 54 African countries, across every sector, age group, and gender are now able to submit their applications, in either French or English, for a chance to become one of the Top 10 finalists.

At the grand finale later this year, 10 finalists will take the stage to present their businesses to a panel of business legends to win a share of the $1.5m grant. The journey to the finale will also include access to a community of international leaders and innovators, industry experts, investors, and accelerators, as well multi-disciplinary boot camps and training sessions to help the finalists take their businesses to the next level.

Deadline is June 6th 2022 23:59 GMT.

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