Winners on the 2021 Africa’s Enterprise Heroes introduced
Winners of the 2021 had been introduced on the 18th of November throughout a digital dwell Grand Finale the place US$1.5 million grant funding was awarded to the highest 10 finalists. The highest 10 signify seven African international locations the place 80 % of the companies function in rural areas and half of those finalists are feminine.
Africa’s Enterprise Heroes supported by the Jack Ma Basis is a flagship philanthropic programme fostering an inclusive-yet-vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa. The annual competitors, in its third 12 months, shines a highlight on the continent’s expertise. The ABH competitors is organized at on grassroots transcending gender, age, language, and sector agnostic.
This 12 months 12,000 purposes had been obtained from 54 African international locations in Africa. The finalists had been chosen from a number of rounds the place a rigorous analysis was linked by 230 judges. They had been chosen after demonstrating visionary entrepreneurs who embodied resilience, innovation, progress potential, and impression on Africa.
Lots of of viewers throughout 49 international locations registered to look at this on-line grand finale and go to a digital exhibition whereas following the finalists who pitched their companies to a last panel of esteemed judges. The winners are:
Khadija Mohamed Elbedweihy – Founder at (Egypt)
Ikenna Nzewi – CEO, (Nigeria)
Navalayo Osembo-Ombati – CEO, (Kenya)
The opposite finalists will obtain $100,000 in prize funding and win an extra $10,000 which can go in direction of every finalist for a coaching program to be hosted on the Alibaba Group’s headquarters.
Ghirmay Abraham – the Founder, (Uganda)
Oghenetega Iortim – the Founder, (Nigeria)
Yvette Ishimwe – CEO, (Rwanda)
Charlot Magayi – CEO, (Kenya)
Chidi Nwaogu – CEO, (Nigeria)
Violet Amoabeng – CEO, (Ghana)
Ketshephaone Jacob – CEO, (Botswana)
“The type of expertise and keenness I noticed amongst this 12 months’s Africa’s Enterprise Heroes is unequalled all over the world,” stated Govt Vice Chairman of Alibaba Group Joe Tsai.