Deadline: 6 April 2016
Are you an African citizen with a business idea that will create jobs and improve lives in Africa? Will it improve education or the environment, or solve a problem that is uncharted? If yes, then apply for African Entreprenuership Award 2016!
The BMCE Bank of Africa invites the entrepreneurs across Africa, having a business idea to create jobs and improve lives in their regions, for its 2nd edition of African Entrepreneurship award.
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The business proposals will be reviewed in one of the following categories:
- Education – positively impact education in Africa
- Environment – positively impact the environment in Africa
- Uncharted – a high-impact business venturing into unexplored territory or untested markets
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The winners will be awarded up to USD $1 Million.
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The applicant must meet the following criteria so as to submit their business proposal:
- Must be a citizen of an African country
- Must be a minimum of 18 years old as of October 1, 2016
- Business must be applicable in an African country
- Business proposal must include a technological component (digital, machinery, computers, ICT, automated processes, field related technologies, etc.)
- Business must be for profit.
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- A proposal can be submitted as a resident of any country worldwide – keeping in mind that an applicant is a citizen of an African country
- For example, a resident of the United Arab Emirates with Egyptian citizenship is eligible for this Award
- Applicant’s business can operate in any African country even if he/she is not a citizen of that country
- For example, you can submit a proposal for a different country in Africa than your personal, African citizenship (e.g. a Ghanaian citizen can submit a proposal for a business in Liberia)
- A proposal can be submitted for a business already in operation
- Applicant’s business can be operated across borders in multiple African countries
- Applicant’s business should demonstrate the potential to scale beyond one region in Africa to pan-African impact
- Applicant can operate in multiple countries, but will be asked to designate a primary community in Africa that will benefit or be impacted by the business.
How to Apply
Applicants must apply through online registration process via official website.
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For more information, please visit African Entrepreneurship Award.