We are excited to launch year-2 of our competition to identify, spotlight & support Africa’s Business Heroes. We are on the search for African entrepreneurs, of all ages and all sectors, who are leveraging business to create positive impact and solve pressing challenges in Africa! If this sounds like it could be you, we encourage you to apply.
  • Submit an online application & video introduction. Apply now.
  • Attend ANPI-Partner skill-building webinars and online workshops to support you
    through your application and to develop business management skills. Webinars
  • Access 1 on 1 pitch prep from Janngo Africa if you make it to the Top 10!
Pitch business legends and receive advice from them
Win your share of $1.5 million USD
Gain global recognition and exposure via the televised Africa’s Business Heroes Show
Access mentorship & training via the Africa Business Heroes’ Network of Partners and Judges
Gain admission into Alibaba’s eFounder program where you visit Alibaba’s HQ and participate in a 2 week digital economy immersion trip
To identify our heroes, we run a 4-step application process:
Round 1
An online application and review process to determine our Top 50 Finalists.
Each application will be reviewed by two judges.
Round 2
Video-Call interviews with established business leaders who determine our Top 20 Finalists.
Semi-Final Pitch
In-person pitches with a distinguished and experienced panel of investors, business leaders
and professionals to determine our top 10 finalists.
Due diligence
Our shortlisted top 10 finalists will need to pass due diligence checks by our partner: Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) in order to be confirmed an ANPI 2020 Africa's Business Heroes and to have their chance to pitch at the Africa's Business Heroes Show.
We are looking for Africa's Business Heroes who are bold, passionate, resilient, innovative and impact-oriented. African business owners from all 54 African countries are eligible to apply irrespective of age, industry sector or gender. However, ANPI has a strict set of criteria:
Applicant should be the Founder or a Co-Founder of the company.
Applicant has African citizenship or is the child or grand-child of an African citizen.
The Company is Africa-Based.
The business is registered and headquartered in an African country, and primarily operates in Africa
Company is post-Idea stage. Business is 3 years old or more and has at least 3 years of revenue history
At various stages of the application, we will require documents to prove these criteria. If you meet
all these criteria, we welcome you to apply.

Don’t miss the chance to become ANPI Africa's Business Heroes.

Apply Now