Are you a high performing African entrepreneur with a track record of business excellence and high social impact? Do you share our core belief that business is development and that entrepreneurship is the key to Africa’s economic resurgence? Do you see yourself as an icon of entrepreneurial success in Africa? If so, then this year’s African Awards for Entrepreneurship may bear your name!
The Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship (AAE), indubitably 'the Oscars' of business and entrepreneurship in Africa,
is pleased to announce the 2012 Awards Programme. African Leadership
Network (ALN), the premier network of Africa's new generation of
leaders, is pleased to partner with Legatum Group, a leading Private
Equity firm and previous hosts, to bring you the Awards this year. As in
previous years, the programme will recognize and award exceptional entrepreneurial leaders who serve as role models to Africa's aspiring entrepreneurs and who demonstrate business excellence, innovation and profitability.
Since inception in 2007, AAE has attracted more than 7,000 applications from leading African businesses and has given out prizes in excess of US$ 1.4 million to 25 leading companies. Aside from the generous prize money, the incredibly high beam of spotlight provided by the Awards, as well as the unrivalled access to a network of top entrepreneurs and funding resources, has spurred previous winners unto even more glorious heights in their respective industries.
Unlike in past years when the AAE was limited to only
enterprises with revenues from US$ 1M to US$ 15M, this year,
entrepreneurs with a range of business sizes from as small as US$ 500k
to as much as US$ 50M or more in revenue may apply for the Awards.
Please download the 2012 application form in either English or French and send in your completed entry to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for entries is 31 August 2012. AAE 2012 especially welcomes women entrepreneurs to apply.
If you would like to nominate an applicant, please download the English or French nomination form and send it to email@example.com with the subject "Nomination for AAE 2012".
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