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The Jack Ma Foundation's Africa's Business Heroes (ABH) program is #lookingforheroes who are leveraging business to create positive, sustainable impact in their communities to apply for the 2021 ABH prize competition.

The competition is geared towards entrepreneurs that are post-idea stage and have a 3-year track record. It will award a pool of $1.5 million in grant money to ten finalists who are working to solve critical issues in their local communities and who demonstrate core values such as resilience, innovation, and leadership.

Interested in applying? The 2021 application is open and the deadline to apply is June 21st 2021. Don't waste a moment – it's African time.
Know some entrepreneurs who could benefit from this opportunity?
You can help to share this exciting news with them in the following ways:
Nominate a Hero: Know African change-makers who are operating a business in Africa? Refer them here and we'll make sure they get all the information on how to apply.
Post on Social Media: Check out our folder and download any of our posters to share on Whatsapp, Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook or Instagram. We've also included suggested text you can use.

You can also follow us on social media and re-share material:
Send a direct email: Encourage a Hero you know today by sending them a direct invitation to apply. You can use this draft email to invite inspiring entrepreneurs in your network to apply.
Include the news in your newsletter: You can download any of the images below to create awareness in your community.
Share the 2021 Call for Applications Flier/Infobooklet. You can download them here.
Inspire other entrepreneurs: Watch these videos to get to know our 2019 and 2020 Heroes and share in your network to encourage change-makers you know to step into the spotlight.
It's time for a new narrative, it's time for African Heroes. Help share the news - it's African time!

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