Are you African with an innovative business idea in any field particularly in sports? Have you been seeking opportunity for mentorship and funding? If your answer is yes, then The African Entrepreneurship Award 2018 might just be the platform you have been waiting for.

The African Entrepreneurship Award is powered by BMCE Bank of Africa. The goal of the African Entrepreneurship Award is to inspire African entrepreneurs – living in Africa and abroad – to develop businesses across the African continent, creating jobs that improve lives.

The African Entrepreneurship Award will be offering USD$1 million for African entrepreneurs in Africa and abroad this year. The jury however decides the number of winners & how the $1 million award is shared.

Eligibility

You, the entrepreneur, must meet the following criteria to submit your business proposal:

  • You are an African citizen, & over 18 years of age.
  • Your idea or business is a for-profit.
  • You have a strategy for positive social impact.
  • Your idea or business includes a technological component.
  • Your idea or business is for Africa.
  • Your idea fits in one of this year’s categories.

Award Categories

Innovation

New technology or invention, new business model or attempting to solve a problem that’s never been solved before in your region.

Includes ideas that are:

Durable

Multi-functional

Environmentally sustainable

Low cost

And in all sectors

Click here to apply for this category

Sports

Promotes integrity, perseverance and friendship to unite communities.

Includes ideas in:

Apparel, Equipment and Footwear

Fitness, Training and Sports Infrastructure

Events, Media and Spectator Experience

Health and Nutrition

Talent Management

Leisure and Tourism

Click here to apply for this category

Submit your idea by April 30.