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Jack Ma Foundation announces 2021 Africa’s Business Heroes Prize

The Jack Ma Foundation’s Africa’s Business Heroes Program is looking for high potential CEOs/founders for its 2021 Prize Competition. 

Open to African entrepreneurs of all ages, from all sectors, and across all 54 African countries, the ‘Africa’s Business Heroes’ competition aims to identify, spotlight and support talented African entrepreneurs such as yourself.

The competition is geared towards entrepreneurs that are post-idea stage and have a 3-year track record. It will award a pool of $1.5 million in grant money to ten finalists who are working to solve critical issues in their local communities and who demonstrate core values such as resilience, innovation, and leadership. The ten finalists will also have the opportunity to pitch to global business icons such as Jack Ma and Strive Masiyiwa in a competition show that will be broadcast online and across the continent, later this year.

Applications for the 2021 cohort are open now. The deadline to apply is June 7th 2021. If you find this as interesting as I do visit this site to learn more about the competition and to apply.

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