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Africa’s Business Heroes 2022

2022 Africa’s Business Heroes Prize Competition

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Applications call for Africa’s Business Heroes 2022 to identify Africa’s Business Heroes!

Every year, ten finalists will compete in the ABH grand finale pitch competition as well as participate in a TV Show that will be broadcast online and across the continent. The finalists compete for a share of US $1.5 million in grant money.


  • Pitch business legends and receive advice from them.
  • Also, win your share of $1.5 million USD.
  • Gain global recognition and exposure via televised Africa’s Business Heroes Show.
  • In addition, access mentorship & training via the Africa Business Heroes’ Network of Partners and Judges.


  • The applicant should be the Founder or a Co-Founder of the company.
  • An applicant has African citizenship or is the child or grandchild of an African citizen.
  • Also, the Company is within Africa. The business is registered and headquartered in an African country, and primarily operates in Africa
  • The company is in the post-Idea stage.
  • In addition, the business is 3 years old or more and has at least 3 years of revenue history.

Also check out: Greening Your Business Grant 2022


Selection Process

  • Round 1: An online application and review process to determine our Top 50 Finalists.
  • Round 2: Video-Call interviews with established business leaders who determine our Top 20 Finalists.
  • Due diligence: Shortlisted top 10 finalists will need to pass due diligence checks by the host’s partner: Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) in order to move to the Semi-Finale round.
  • Semi-Final Pitch: In-person pitches with a distinguished and experienced panel of investors, business leaders, and professionals to determine our top 10 finalists.

At each stage of the review process, the judges provide applicants with feedback and advice to support them on their business journey.

Application Process 

  • First, Set up an account
  • Verify the eligibility
  • Fill and submit an application
  • Get a reference
  • Finally, submit Video introductions from yourself, team member(s), and a customer.



Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards Entrepreneurship Events
Deadline26 June,2022
FieldBusiness Pitch
Open toAfrica
OrganizerAlibaba Foundation
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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