Entrepreneurship in Africa is steadily reaching new heights thus moving the continent forward. Young entrepreneurs are continuously innovating on ways to transform Africa, re-writing history and changing up the game with excellent ideas to improve the lives of the masses. Recognizing that young African entrepreneurs are making strides in their respective spheres, the European Marketing Research Centre (EMRC) presents the AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2015. This is an initiative that seeks to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in the continent.
The non-profit organization has since 1992 been prioritizing the promotion of sustainable economic development in Africa through building business partnerships. AFIF 2015 aims to provide an African small to medium enterprise with financial support and global exposure. The overall award winner will receive a whopping $5 000, 00 cash prize. That’s not all! The winner will also get year-long media promotion support locally and internationally, free AFIF 2015 participation which includes a Training Workshop and travelling expenses to the AFIF 2015.
“This year we are boosting the Award, by offering the chance to all those remarkable entrepreneurs based in Africa to submit their business project. We are facilitating their presence which in turn will ensure that SMEs are strongly represented at the event,” Inês Bastos, EMRC Senior Project Manager, explains.
Hosted in the beautiful city of Cape Town from 24 to 26 November, this prestigious award ceremony will also substantial receive international press coverage.
“Participating in the Award brought me visibility. A visibility which is rather exceptional because I present the project to an assembly full of investors and business people who work with and in Africa. I told myself I had to jump on this occasion in particular because I really believe in my project and I worked hard to make it what is today”, says Magloire N’Dakon, 2014 award winner.
This exciting event brings together renowned investors who are on the lookout for innovative projects, investment opportunities and sustainable business partnerships. Throughout the duration of the event, entrepreneurs will get to attend B2B sessions, one-on-one sessions and a pre-forum training workshop. If you’re an African entrepreneur with a small to medium business and you think you have what it takes to win, what are you waiting for? Apply today! Visit http://www.emrc.be/en/events/afif-2015/award.aspx Closing date for project submissions is 12 October 2015.