The Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship recognizes and awards exceptional entrepreneurial leaders who serve as role models to Africa’s aspiring entrepreneurs and demonstrate business excellence, innovation, and profitability.

Originally established in 2007 by the Legatum Group, the Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship are now hosted by the African Leadership Network (ALN). ALN believes that the surest way for Africa to create prosperity is through entrepreneurship. In line with this, ALN hopes to inspire as many Africans as possible to pursue the path of entrepreneurship through the Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship.

The Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship have the following categories:

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Awarded to a senior African business leader who has served as an entrepreneurial icon for several decades and has left an enduring legacy of success in Africa

TRANSFORMATIONAL BUSINESS AWARD – Citation and trophy awarded to a notable business leader who has had a major socio-economic impact in Africa by building a business with revenues greater than US$50million

OUTSTANDING MATURE BUSINESS AWARD – US$100 000 prize to a business leader who has built a company with revenues between US$5Million and US$50million

OUTSTANDING SMALL AND GROWING BUSINESS – US$50 000 prize to young, remarkable African business with revenues between US$500k – US$5Million

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR CATEGORY (NEW) – US$50 000 Awarded to an outstanding enterprise that has a demonstrated socio-economic and environmental impact, while blending profitability and sustainability in its business model.

To be eligible, companies must demonstrate revenues of between US$150,000 and US$2.5million in the last financial year.

Eligibility
The Awards are open to Africa-based entrepreneurs with firms that are fully registered in their home countries.

  • Have revenues over USD 150, 000 for Social Entrepreneurs and over USD 500,000 for other Categories
  • Have been profitable for at least 2 years
  • Are independent (i.e. not a subsidiary)
  • Are free of legal actions

Click here to apply: http://africaawards.com/nominate-an-entrepreneur/english-application-form

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