The wind of change blowing across Africa has led to an increase in the number of Startups and Entrepreneurs in our rich and resourceful continent. However, most of them have a problem of capital and little information on how to raise funding. That’s why I’m here to inform you about the entrepreneurial award programs. Better hurry up and apply. You don’t have much time left.
Entrepreneurial Award Programs
- African Entrepreneurship Award. This award is powered by BMCE bank of Africa. It offers a mentoring journey for business ideas and puts them on the right foundation, while empowering young Africans to create change. The application deadline is July 11th, 2016. Hurry up if you haven’t submitted yours.
- Empowering Girls in Emergency Setting (EmGEmS) Challenge Prize. This program was launched to address the Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) needs of girls in emergency settings. It seeks for innovations that help girls meet their sexual and reproductive rights and health while empowering them. To win a $100,000 submit your application before September 5th, 2016.
- The Green Star Awards. This award recognizes individuals or organizations that have made remarkable efforts to prevent, prepare for and respond to environmental emergencies. The deadline is January 30th, 2017.
- The Miles Morland Scholarship for African Writers. The Miles Morland Foundation is currently accepting applications from young African writers for their scholarship award. Applications are open until October 31, 2016.
- The Open Data Institute (ODI). Building on three years of successful incubator programs, the ODI is expanding their startup impact. They are creating a new accelerator program. It is a UK-based initiative which will run across two UK cities – Leeds and London. It is open to applicants around the world. To support startups to innovate with data, creating economic, social and environmental impact. Deadline is 11th July.
For more opportunities visit Opportunity Desk. There also are a handful of entrepreneurial award programs that support young entrepreneurs every year. Unfortunately, the deadlines for this year have passed already. But that leaves you with a lot more time to prepare for next year’s edition. They include
There also are a handful of entrepreneurial award programs that support young entrepreneurs every year. Unfortunately, the deadlines for this year have passed already. But that leaves you with a lot more time to prepare for next year’s edition. They include The Anzisha Prize, The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme, U.S Embassy Self-Help Fund (for Cameroonians).