The 2022 ABH Competition application period ran from March 24th to June 20th, 2022. For the first time since 2019, the ABH team physically gathered entrepreneurs from across the continent via a hybrid launch event that connected physical audiences in Rwanda, Egypt, and the Democratic Republic of Congo to a large online audience.
Following the hybrid launch, the call for applications went out via social media, TV, radio, and via our ABH Partner network. Our Local Connect Leads actively engaged with entrepreneurs in Kenya, Egypt, Nigeria, and South Africa to encourage them to apply for the ABH Competition and provide support to hopeful entrepreneurs to help them strengthen their applications.
We actively worked with our anchor partners: RiseUp, SAIS, The Room, VC4A and our channel partners: African Management Institute, Afrilabs, After School Africa, Briter Bridges, Disrupt Africa, Moroccan Center for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MCISE), Seedstars among others to promote additional awareness around the ABH Competition.