Jack Ma, the visionary founder of Alibaba Group, was inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit he encountered during his first trip to Africa in 2017.
This led to the creation of the ABH programme, a commitment to identify and elevate African entrepreneurs who are making a tangible difference in their communities.
The philanthropic programme aims to support 100 African entrepreneurs over the course of 10 years. The selected ones receive grand funding and invaluable training.
Burgeoning Entrepreneurial Spirit In Africa
The ABH Prize Competition is a beacon of hope for entrepreneurs across the continent. It’s open to individuals from all 54 African countries, regardless of age or sector.
The year 2023 marks the fifth anniversary of the ABH programme, signifying the halfway point in its 10-year commitment to uplift African entrepreneurs.
The upcoming event reflects the burgeoning entrepreneurial spirit in Africa as a staggering 27,267 applications have poured in, the highest since the programme’s inception.
A Glimpse Into The Event
The 2023 ABH Summit and Grand Finale is a momentous return to physical events. This means the public can witness entrepreneurs pitch their ideas live to inspiring global leaders.
Set to take place on November 23 and 24 at the Kigali Convention Centre in Rwanda, the two-day event will be attended by over 1,000 African entrepreneurs, investors and other key players.
Renowned African influencers, musicians and entertainment icons will also be part. Although attendance is free, it’s recommended to reserve seats promptly.
Not Just A Grand Celebration
The 2023 Africa’s Business Heroes Summit and Grand Finale is an opportunity to forge notable and sustainable collaborations and partnerships.
A staggering $1.5 million is up for grabs – as the winner takes home $300,000 and even the top 10 finalists receive substantial grants at the event.
From the launch of the ABH Media Award to the release of a captivating Impact Report Coffee Book, participants can look forward to a series of special announcements and events.