The Prize

The Africa Netpreneur Prize is an entrepreneurship Initiative by The Jack Ma Foundation set to run over the next 10 years. The program follows a commitment made by the Alibaba Executive Chairman, Mr Jack Ma during his first visit to Africa in 2017 where he experienced the power and energy of Africa’s young entrepreneurs first-hand

Applications open in:

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Timeline

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Official Launch
8​th​ August 2018
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Application opening
End of January 2019
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Application Deadline
End of​ April 2019
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Regional selection
End of June 2019
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Regional semi-final events
End of August 2019
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Grand prize event
Fall / Winter 2019

Eligibility criteria

  • Young entrepreneurs
  • Business must be registered in the country of operation in Africa
  • Founders should be African nationals from any of the 54 African countries

FAQS

  • - Why is the Initiative tailored for entrepreneurs who are African born nationals?

    The initiative seeks to inspire Africans to innovate and develop solutions for Africans in Africa and ultimately grow its economies

  • - What’s the geographical coverage of the program ?

    Initiative will cover all 5 regions in the continent. i.e. Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Eastern Africa, Western Africa, Central Africa