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Welcome to the 2024 ABH Application

We're excited you have decided to apply for the ABH prize competition. To maximize your chances of success, we encourage you to read our guidelines carefully before you begin.

You have until May 19th, 2024 to submit your application. Before then you can visit the application and edit your responses as many times as required.

Our application is made up of six sections:
Aperçu du processus de candidature
Application Guidelines
PACE YOURSELF
You don't have to complete the application in one go, but we encourage you to start early and read through all the questions so you know what to prepare (e.g. the customer testimonial video, references, financials).
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THE APPLICATION FORM
This can help you work offline and share your responses with teammates or mentors. Remember to copy, paste, and submit your answers to all the mandatory questions before the deadline.
GET KEY DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED FOR THE APPLICATION READY

You will need to upload two to three key documents to complete your application. Please have scanned /digital versions with you to upload.

  • One form of a personal Government-issued ID that belongs to you (the applicant). Suitable ID can be a passport, citizen/national card, or a voter’s card.
  • Business license/registration certificate: this is a legal document indicating when you registered the business with the government.
  • or
  • Proof you‘ve been operating for 3 years or more (if you haven’t been registered for 3 years). This can include bank statements in your company’s name from 3 years ago, rental agreements etc.
EXPLORE THE APPLICATION
Answer the simple questions first. Skip questions that require more thought/time and return at any point before the deadline – May 19th, 2024 - to complete or edit your answers.
ANSWER ALL
THE MANDATORY QUESTIONS
(marked by an asterisk *). Although you can initially skip them, all mandatory questions will need to be filled out before you can submit your application.
READ THE DO’S & DON’TS BELOW!
DO'S
Let’s see what you should do when completing the application
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DONT'S
Let’s see what you should not do when completing the application
LIRE LA SUITE
Video Requirements

As part of the application, you will need to upload ONE mandatory video of yourself, the founder, and have the option to upload ONE additional video of a customer telling us why they purchased your product or solution. We encourage you to start this process early as the founder video is a mandatory part of the application, and while the customer testimonial is OPTIONAL we HIGHLY RECOMMEND your provide one to support your application. In the MANDATORY founder video you will need to do the following:

In the MANDATORY founder video you will need to do the following:

  • Tell us who you are and why you are an African Business Hero.
  • Be authentic, this video helps our judges understand the person behind the business and your fit for the ABH prize.
  • Be 1 minute 30 seconds or less.
  • Be recorded in a landscape (horizontal) format.
  • Be recorded in the language you are applying in (English or French).

In the optional, but HIGHLY RECOMMENDED customer testimonial video you will need to do the following:

  • The video should feature a customer/beneficiary doing the following:
    • introducing him/herself
    • explaining why they are using your product/service
    • explaining how your business/organization has positively impacted them
  • Be 1 minute 30 seconds or less.
  • Be recorded in a landscape (horizontal) format.
  • Be recorded in the language you are applying in (English or French).

Please note videos do not have to be professionally made and you can record your video using a smartphone.

If any of the videos feature any language other than the one you are applying in, you will need to include English or French subtitles or VERBALLY translate what is said.

Vous pouvez également regarder cette vidéo, pour plus de conseils sur comment enregistrer votre vidéo.
BONNE CHANCE
“ LA CHANCE SOURIT AUX AUDACIEUX ” – FRED SWANKIKER, JUGE DE LA DEMI-FINALE D’ABH