The 2020 ABH Competition ran from April 6th to June 22nd 2020. Due to the challenges of COVID-19, the ABH team actively leveraged digital platforms. Notably, we launched the applications via a virtual event that connected an audience of ~4,000 entrepreneurs with speakers in 8 countries.
Following the virtual launch, the call for application went out via social media, TV, Radio, and via our ABH Partner network.
We actively worked with our anchor partners Ashesi, Dalberg, Janngo and RiseUp to directly engage with promising entrepreneurs to support entrepreneurs both navigate COVID-19 as well as learn how to apply for the ABH Competition.
Our joint efforts led to significant results. Over the course of the application period, over 22,000 applications were submitted on the Africa’s Business Heroes online portal.
Once applications closed, all applications underwent a rigorous review and selection process.
Africa’s Business Heroes aims to provide African entrepreneurs with the tools and platform to scale and collaborate with our likeminded entrepreneurs. As such, at each stage of the competition, we provided our finalists with the chance to engage with industry experts, venture capitalists and celebrities.
Our 2020 Top 10 Heroes come from 8 countries, are 50% female and from 6 sectors. They are:
CEO & COO of Amaati Company Limited
CEO & Founder of INVESTIV
CEO & Founder of Le Chocolatier Ivoirien
Founder & CEO of BrightGreen Renewable Energy
Founder & Chairman of Enko Education
Co-Founder and CEO of Moneymart
Founder of MST Junior School
CEO & Founder of Uganics
CEO & Founder of Diarrablu
CEO & Co-Founder of Mdaas Global
To learn more about our Top 10 Heroes visit this page: 2020 Top 10 Heroes.