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Africa's Business Heroes Are Change-Makers That Believe in the Power of Entrepreneurship
ABOUT AFRICA'S BUSINESS HEROES
Africa's Business Heroes (ABH) is the Jack Ma Foundation's flagship philanthropic program in Africa to support entrepreneurs. Our mission is to showcase and grow local talent who are creating positive impact in their communities and beyond, and inspire a movement of African entrepreneurship. Over a ten-year period, the program will recognize 100 African entrepreneurs and provide grant funding, training programs, and broader support for the broad African entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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TRULY PAN-AFRICAN
We are open to Candidates from all 54 African Countries.
INCLUSIVE
Entrepreneurs of all ages and genders are
encouraged to apply.
SECTOR-
AGNOSTIC
Entrepreneurs from all industries
are eligible to apply.
GRASSROOTS
ORIENTED
We are looking for entrepreneurs
from all levels of society.
SUPPORT
The ABH PRIZE
Africa's Business Heroes directly supports talented and promising African entrepreneurs through its namesake Prize competition. Each year the Prize selects ten "business heroes" from across Africa that compete for their share of USD 1.5 million in grant funding. During the competition, participants have also exclusive access to training, mentoring and learning programmes, as well as to a community of like-minded African business leaders.
Applicants stand the chance to…
Pitch
business legends
Win their share
of $1.5 million USD
Gain global
recognition & exposure
Access
mentorship & training
Join an
entrepreneurship ecosystem
To learn more, read about "The Prize"
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The ABH SHOW
Africa's Business Heroes believes in the importance of storytelling and amplifying the journeys of African entrepreneurs. Through the annual ABH TV Show, Documentary, and media features, we aim to shine a spotlight on the passion, resilience, and innovation of Africa's entrepreneurs. To keep up with the latest developments of our Heroes, read our news.
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The ABH COMMUNITY
Africa's entrepreneurial ecosystem is vibrant. Through the power of collaboration, sharing, and global networks, we aim to nurture an open community of stakeholders: entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, and service providers, to unlock opportunities and solve challenges together.

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