Our finalists have used the funds to expand their teams, invest in technology and machinery and to expand their footprint locally and internationally.
For example, our 2019 Grand Prize winner – Temie Giwa-Tubuson - has leveraged the grant funds to expand Lifebank across Nigeria and launch in Kenya.
In addition, due to the exposure from the Prize, some of our finalists have gone on to secure investment due to the exposure from the show, attract top talent and engage with their country's senior leadership.
For example, thanks to the publicity from the Prize, Omar Sakr 2019 2nd Place winner raised $1 million in investment.
You can watch the Post-Prize stories of two of our finalists here:
Mahmud Johnson's Heroes Diary
Christelle Kwizera's Heroes Diary