Deadline: June 26, 2022

Application is open for Africa’s Business Heroes. Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) is the Jack Ma Foundation’s flagship philanthropic program in Africa to support entrepreneurs. Its mission is to showcase and grow local talent who are creating a positive impact in their communities and beyond, and inspire a movement of African entrepreneurship. Over a ten-year period, the program will recognize 100 African entrepreneurs and provide grant funding, training programs, and broader support for the broad African entrepreneurial ecosystem.


  • Entrepreneurs of all ages and genders are encouraged to apply.
  • Entrepreneurs from all industries are eligible to apply.
  • looking for entrepreneurs from all levels of society.


Africa’s Business Heroes directly supports talented and promising African entrepreneurs through its namesake Prize competition. Each year the Prize selects ten “business heroes” from across Africa that compete for their share of USD 1.5 million in grant funding. During the competition, participants have also exclusive access to training, mentoring, and learning programs, as well as to a community of like-minded African business leaders.
Applicants stand the chance to:
  • Learn about yourself & business
  • Receive invaluable feedback
  • Develop skills to tell your story
  • Join an entrepreneurship ecosystem
  • Access exclusive mentorship and training
  • Gain global recognition & exposure
  • Pitch to business legends and win your share of USD $1.5 million

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