Africa’s Business Heroes Prize Competition has announced the top 50 finalists for the 2021 year and Aptech is proud to congratulate its Managing Director, Ghirmay Abraham, for being selected.
The Africa’s Business Heroes prize competition is a philanthropic initiative created by the Jack Ma Foundation. The ABH program is designed to inspire the next generation entrepreneurs across all sectors, building a more sustainable economy for Africa. Over a ten-year period, ABH will recognize 100 African entrepreneurs and commit to allocating grant funding, training programs, and support for the development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem. Each year, the ABH prize competition will feature ten finalists as they pitch their business to win a share of $1.5 million in grant money. Jack Ma, Founder of Alibaba Group and the Jack Ma Foundation, created the prize he was inspired by the energy and entrepreneurial potential of the young people he met which touring the continent in 2017.
In 2021, the Top 50 finalists were chosen from 12,000+ entries. Selections were made by a prestigious pool of 233 judges. The Top 50 winners represent 16 countries across Africa. The Top 50 finalists will progress to a virtual boot camp and further judging. The Top 20 finalists will be announced in August.
Aptech’s Managing Director, Ghirmay Abraham, was selected as one of Africa’s visionary entrepreneurs who are providing innovative solutions to problems in their communities. Winners were identified as passionate professionals that demonstrated an exceptional work ethic, financial sustainability and growth potential.
For more information about the African Business Heros, please visit www.africanbusinessheros.org