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2020 Top10 Finalist
The Virtual Exhibition and Finale connected 12 global locations and provided the 10 finalists an opportunity to showcase their businesses as they each were given a virtual booth in the exhbition hall which attacted over 1,200 visitors!
Ibukun Awosika
Founder of
The Chair Centre Group
Joe Tsai
Executive Vice Chairman,
Alibaba Group
Victor Williams
CEO,
NBA Africa
In addition, H.E. Graça Machel, Chair of the Graça Machel Trust Board; and Academy Award winner and UNSDG advocate Forest Whitaker addressed the finalists to congratulate them on their achievements.
OUR TOP 3 HEROES
After listening to all ten pitches and cross-examining their businesses further, our three judges whittled down the ten finalists to three finalists who they engaged in 30-minute roundtable discussions to thoroughly interrogate all aspects of the finalist’s business and their own character and motivations. From that process, the judges identified the top three finalists in the following order:
1
st
PRIZE
WINNER
Khadija ElBedweihy
Co-founder & CEO of
PraxiLabs
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2
nd
PRIZE
WINNER
Ikenna Nzewi
Co-founder & CEO of
Releaf
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3
rd
PRIZE
WINNER
Navalayo Osembo-Ombati
Founder & CEO of
Enda
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These three heroes are a diverse, accomplished, and inspirational group showing us that it truly is African Time!
WATCH THE HIGHLIGHT VIDEO OF THE 2021 GRAND FINALE: