RiseUP is supporting the Jack Ma Foundation to identify promising and impactful entrepreneurs to participate in the Africa’s Business Heroes 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 reach as many promising entrepreneurs as possible. The competition is geared towards entrepreneurs that are post-idea stage and have a three-year track record.
The competition awards a pool of $1.5 million in grant money to 10 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 Strive Masiyiwa in a competition show that will be broadcast online and across the continent, later this year.
Please note that applications close on 6 June 2022.