The Africa hero competition is one of the grant opportunities for African entrepreneurs that has helped so many young entrepreneurs in Africa. Below are all you need to know about the Africa hero competition.
The Africa hero competition is a grant opportunity organized by the popular Chinese philanthropist Mr. Jack Ma.
The program is founded with the aim and objectives of helping talented people who have a way to help their community or the continent at large.
The program is slated to last for 10years with the target of 100african who would have been well stabilized by then.
- Every year, the program picks 10candidates as their winner and they are eligible for a total fund of 1.5million dollars.
- Every candidate is mentored and taught by expert and great successful entrepreneurs all over the world.
- It’s an avenue to learn about one’s business even more.
- It helps in creating valuable network connections with future wealthy businessmen and women.
The following are factors you must meet to be eligible for this grant.
- You must be a citizen of any of the 52 African countries or probably your grandparents are from Africa.
- You must be the pioneer of the business or at least, a co-founder.
- Your company must be registered in an African country and basically, the company must be operated in Africa.
- The business should have been established for at least 3 years and must have the revenue to show.
How the Africa business hero competition program picks its winners.
It’s quite important we note and remember that this grant isn’t free because it’s a competition. We have a lot of applicants applying for this opportunity every year and the following are the ways winners are picked by the organization.
- After your register, an online review will be carried out on your submitted information. This will be done by two experts.
- 50 applicants will be picked with whatsoever requirement set by the organization.
- The 50 applicants picked will be interviewed via video calls by an expert for 1hr.
- 20 applicants will later be picked from the previous 50 and then interviewed again by How the Africa hero competition partner (price water house coopers).
- 10 will be disqualified based on their requirements and the rest are probably the winners.
To register for The Africa hero competition program, visit www.africabusinessheros.org
At the time we are compiling this post, The Africa hero competition program is still available and will be closing by June 6th, 2022