African Business Heroes Grant Application 2023


African Business Heroes Grant Application 2023

African Business Heroes aims to identify, support and inspire the next generation of African entrepreneurs who are making an impact in their local communities, working to solve the most pressing problems, and building a more sustainable and inclusive economy for the future. 

  • Type: Grant
  • Target Countries: All Countries
  • Deadline: 12 May 2023


·        To apply for our competition, you should meet the following criteria:

·        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.


Benefits of Applying

ABH is more than your average competition, and has been designed to provide both applicants and finalists with a range of benefits to meet the needs of entrepreneurs across the African ecosystem:

Grant funds of up to $300 000

Our Top 10 finalists share a prize pool of $1.5 million in grants ranging from $100,000 to $300,000.


The first prize takes home $300,000; The 2nd and 3rd prize winners take home $250,000 and $150,000 respectively. All other 7 finalists, take home $100,000. An additional $100,000 is allocated for training.

Mentorship from business icons

Our finalists are given access to mentorship opportunities with global business icons, investors, and business professionals both throughout the competition and afterward.

Global recognition and exposure

ABH spotlights talented African entrepreneurs as finalists progress in the competition via press releases, social media, and news articles at every stage of the competition. We also provide significant exposure opportunities to the Top 10 finalists via the Africa’s Business Heroes Show, which is distributed across 40+ African countries.

Targeted and practical training programs

ABH community members are given access to a range of bespoke training programs including financial management, marketinInsights into your business g, understanding IP law, and more. Finalists are also given the opportunity to access additional programs and services such as investment readiness and management training via our network of partners and judges.

Access to an exclusive & vibrant entrepreneurship community and network

Finalists join an exclusive community of some of the most impactful and successful entrepreneurs from across the continent. ABH organizes numerous online and offline networking opportunities where these entrepreneurs can connect and collaborate.


>> Click the link to begin your application

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