ABH Prize Competition 2023. The mission of ABH is to find, assist, and motivate the next generation of African entrepreneurs who are making a difference in their communities, tackling today’s most pressing issues, and creating a more sustainable and inclusive economy.
The project wants to be as inclusive as it can be. Entrepreneurs from all African nations, operating companies with headquarters in Africa and a 3-year track record are eligible to apply. Applications are accepted in both English and French.
The African Business Hero
Becoming a famous businessman requires hard work, dedication, and a combination of several factors, including:
- Identifying a unique business idea: You need to have a unique business idea that solves a particular problem or meets a specific need. This can be a product or service that is innovative, practical, and in demand.
- Developing a solid business plan: You should create a comprehensive business plan that outlines your vision, mission, goals, strategies, and tactics. This plan will serve as a roadmap to guide you in achieving your objectives and making your business successful.
- Building a strong network: You should network with other entrepreneurs, business leaders, and industry experts to gain knowledge, insights, and support. This can help you to build relationships, partnerships, and collaborations that can boost your business and your personal brand.
- Establishing your brand: You should establish your brand identity by creating a unique logo, tagline, and brand messaging that resonates with your target audience. You should also use social media and other marketing channels to promote your brand and build your reputation as a thought leader in your industry.
- Delivering exceptional customer service: You should strive to deliver exceptional customer service by providing high-quality products or services, responding promptly to customer inquiries, and resolving customer complaints promptly and effectively. This will help you to build customer loyalty and positive word-of-mouth marketing.
- Embracing innovation: You should always be willing to innovate and adapt to changes in your industry. This can involve investing in new technologies, expanding your product or service offerings, or exploring new markets etc.
WHAT IT TAKES TO BE OUTSTANDING IN A GLOBAL BUSINESS HEROES COMPETITION:
- Grant funds of up to $300 000
- Access to an exclusive & vibrant entrepreneurship community and network
- Targeted and practical training programs
- Global recognition and exposure
- Mentorship from business icons
- Insights into your business
- You’re the founder or a co-Founder.
- You’re an African citizen or the direct descendant (child/grand-child) of an African citizen.
- Your company is registered, headquartered and primarily in an African country.
- Your company has market traction and at least 3 years of revenue.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 29, 2023
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