Africa's Business Heroes Grand Finale And Awards Ceremony
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Kindly REGISTER via this link https://apo-opa.com/abh-finals-2022/ to attend the online event below as I believe entrepreneurs in your audience would be glad to know more about this ongoing grant opportunity.
The Africa's Business Heroes (ABH) Prize Competition, a philanthropic initiative sponsored by the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Philanthropy, which is now in its fourth edition, is slated to announce this year's top three winners at the ABH 2022 Grand Finale to be held virtually on Saturday, November 19.
We cordially invite you to attend the 2022 online Africa's Business Heroes Grand Finale and Awards Ceremony, where 10 outstanding African entrepreneurs (including a Ghanaian) will be awarded a total of 1.5 million USD grant. The top 10 finalists, selected from an initial pool of over 21,000 applicants from across Africa, will finally be competing LIVE for the title of 2022 ABH Winner at the Grand Finale! All of them will win a share from the total grant of US$1.5 million. This grant is ongoing for another 6 years so more startups can explore the opportunity.
- Date: Saturday, 19th November 2022
- Start time: 10:15 am CAT to 14:00 CAT – Top 10 pitches Q&A
- Top 3 announcement & Roundtable: 15:00 to 16:15 CAT
- Awards Ceremony & Winner Announcement: 17:00 to 18:00 CAT – Awards (See here what time it will be in your country)
- Format: Online (A link to access the virtual event will be shared with you once you confirm your attendance)
- Accreditation: Kindly REGISTER via this link https://apo-opa.com/abh-finals-2022/ or confirm your attendance directly to me while slots are still available. The accreditation team only needs (assigned reporter's full name, job title, media outlet name, reporter's email, editor's email, reporter's telephone number).
- Language: English and French
More about ABH Prize Competition 2022:
Africa's Business Heroes (ABH) Prize Competition is a flagship charitable program sponsored by the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Philanthropy to help foster an inclusive and vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa.
Each year for 10 years (2022 being the 4th edition), the ABH awards grant funding to 10 outstanding African entrepreneurs as follows: the winner receives cash $300,000, the 1st Runner up receives $250,000, the 2nd Runner up receives $150,000, and 7 others in the Top 10 each receives $100,000, on top of other networking and learning opportunities and support. The remaining $100,000 is also split among the 10 finalists accordingly. All the Top 10 entrepreneurs are truly inspiring and are a testament to the talent, resilience, innovation, and passion of African entrepreneurs.
This year's ABH top 10 entrepreneurs were selected through multiple stages of interviews and evaluation from over 21,000 applications across all 54 African nations. They represent eight African countries, including Egypt (2), South Africa (2), Cameron (1), Tanzania (1), Kenya (1), Rwanda (1), Ethiopia (1), and Ghana (1). Their businesses span a diverse range of key industries, such as agriculture, consulting, energy, environmental protection, healthcare, ICT, and retail. After a rigorous screening and evaluation process and numerous in-depth interviews, these Top 10 (50% being female) will finally be competing LIVE for the title of 2022 ABH Winner! After seven months of searching for Africa's most talented, inspiring, and promising entrepreneurs, all is ready for them to go head-to-head at the finale and impress ABH's distinguished judges: Ibukun Awosika, Founder and CEO, The Chair Centre Group; Joe Tsai, Executive Chairman, Alibaba Group; and Victor Williams, CEO of NBA Africa.
You can as well book for an interview with any of the available spokespeople (Top 10 finalist, Winner, Judges, ABH representative). Download speaker bios here: https://bit.ly/3XeZiRs
This year, ABH is calling on the community (public) to VOTE for their favourite Hero in People's Choice Awards. By voting, you will be entered into a lucky draw where 10 individuals will be selected will be in an online quiz during the Grand Finale vi a WhatsApp Quiz. Prizes you stand to win are:
- An all-expense paid trip to the 2023 Africa's Business Heroes Finale
- An ABH gift pack worth up to $200 USD
VOTE NOW via this link https://africabusinessheroes.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a74f3a9185a7b77ddb7952f73&id=f8e696445e&e=aff4155f10
Learn about our heroes here: https://africabusinessheroes.org/en/the-prize/finalists?&year=2022&type=top10
We hope you'll join to support a Hero from your own country/region/industry or simply put your weight behind a Hero who inspires you!