The deadline to apply for Jack Ma’s Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative has been extended to June 21. The extension of the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative was announced on Twitter.
The tweet reads: “The 2020 ABH application deadline has been extended to June 22! We understand the past months have been challenging, so we want to give you more time to submit your application. Don’t waste one more day. Visit bit.ly/ABH2020 to apply. #LookingForHeroes
The second edition of the Prize Initiative opened for application back in April and entrepreneurs from all 54 African countries regardless of sector, age group, and gender can apply.
Every year, ten finalists will be selected to compete in a finale pitch competition show that will be broadcast online and across the continent.
At this year’s grand finale, all ten finalists will share a prize pool of US$1.5 million, up from $1 million last year, as well as gain access to the ANPI community of business leaders to leverage the community’s shared expertise, best practice, training, and resources.
Last year, the prize received nearly 10,000 applications from 50 African countries and it was won by Temie Giwa-Tubosun of LifeBank.
The 2020 edition of the ABH prize competition has received a tremendous level of interest and responses. To date, ABH has received 18,000 applications from candidates representing all 54 countries in Africa.