37 finalists shortlisted for 2016 African Entrepreneurship Award




The BMCE Group Bank of Africa has announced the final Round of the second edition of the African Entrepreneurship Award, an initiative to support African entrepreneurs by rewarding talent and technology transcending borders.

After 3 Rounds of online mentoring, 37 finalists from 22 African countries have been selected for the final phase that will take place during a Bootcamp in Casablanca from December 1 to December 4, 2016. Candidates will be prepared for their final presentation through coaching and personal training sessions.

On December 5, 2016, the day following the coaching sessions, a closing ceremony will take place rewarding the most social and sustainable projects in the three categories of the program: Education, Environment, and Uncharted Domains.

Last year, 10 entrepreneurs shared the US 1 million grant with Business across 8 countries in Africa.

The winners will be assessed by a jury of international business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Announced in 2014, the award grants US $1 million to inspire entrepreneurship across Africa and reward the projects with the strongest social and sustainable impact.

The 2016 second edition of the African Entrepreneurship Award gathered over 7,000 applications from 105 countries including all 54 African and has extended its network to 180 partners/mentors from Africa, Europe, Asia and North America.




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