Jack Ma Foundation Searches for Africa’s Business Heroes
By Melitta Ngalonkulu
Jack Ma’s foundation has announced it is taking applications for the second edition of Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) competition for entrepreneurs across the continent.
ABH made its debut last year and aims to identify, support and inspire the next generation of African entrepreneurs who are making a difference in their local communities, working to solve the most pressing problems and building a more sustainable and inclusive economy for the future.
The ABH competition and show are organised by the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI), the Jack Ma Foundation’s flagship philanthropic programme in Africa. Ten finalists pitch their business to win a share of $1.5 million in grant money.
The foundation’s Senior Advisor for International Programs, Jason Pau, says globally it’s in unprecedented and extraordinary times.
Photo courtesy of Steven Lilley.