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African Leadership Network Entrepreneurship Awards,2017

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Nomination Entries are now been made for the prestigious 2017 African Leadership Network Entrepreneurship Awards,Only applications from eligible persons will be accepted and all submission must be made before the sated deadline.

About the Award: The Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship aim to recognize some of the continent’s most innovative and impactful entrepreneurs. Over the past 8 years, AAE has attracted over 7000 applications from industries and sectors ranging from education. health, transport, energy among others. The awards aim to recognize Africa’s most talented entrepreneurs across 4 categories:  

  • Best Growing Business: high growth companies
  • Best Mature Business: legacy companies with significant revenue base and continental footprint
  • Youth Entrepreneur of the Year : entrepreneurs under the age of 35
  • Social Entrepreneur of the Year: social impact oriented enterprises

Previous winners of this prestigious award include Spark Schools (South Africa), Astro Mobile (Zimbabwe), Prep Class (Nigeria) and Aspen Holdings (Mauritius).

Application Deadline: 7th August 2017

Eligible Countries: African countries

To Be Taken At (Country): Mauritius

Type: Entrepreneurship

Eligibility: 

  1. Only African companies are eligible for these awards. You will be required to provide proof that your core operations are on the continent.
  2. We look for a track record of innovation, profitability, business excellence and social impact
  3. Businesses from any sector are encouraged to apply.
  4. Applicants interested in the Outstanding Young Entrepreneur category must be 35 years old or below.
  5. Applications must be filed by a single company representative.

Selection Criteria: 

  1. Leadership, culture and values: This majorly points out to how your organisation invests in its employees as well as the values ethics that drive it.
  2. Innovation: We look for companies that are providing creative and leading edge solutions that add real value to the lives of customers
  3. Profitability:  Your business should be commercially sustainable and demonstrate a robust financial position
  4. Long term Business Strategy: Your business should demonstrate a sound and coherent strategy for future growth and continued value addition
  5. Social & Economic impact on communities: Your business should be adding value to their communities. We are looking for companies that have a demonstrable commitment to using business for social impact

Number of Awards: After undergoing a rigorous nomination and selection process, 12 finalists (3 per category) will be invited to attend the African Leadership Network (ALN) Annual Gathering which will be hosted in Mauritius in November this year, where one winner per category will be announced.

Value of Award: Successful candidates will be invited to attend the  award ceremony in Mauritius.

How to Apply: The first step is to fill in our application form and upload your supporting  documents online via the ALN Website. We will notify you of the status of your application by the end of August. Shortlisted candidates will the interviewed by our panel of judges via skype interview.

APPLY HERE: Link

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: African Leadership Network

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