Wednesday, July 18, 2012

2012 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship

Are you a high performing African entrepreneur with a record of accomplishment in business excellence and high social impact? Do you share the belief that business is development and that entrepreneurship is the key to Africa’s economic resurgence? If so, then this year’s African Awards for Entrepreneurship may bear you name!

The African Awards for Entrepreneurship (AAE), unquestionably ‘the Oscars’ of business and entrepreneurship in Africa, is pleased to announce the 2012 Awards Programmme. The awards 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.
In this year’s programme, 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.

This year’s awards have 4 categories:
Lifetime Achievement Award – awarded to a senior African business leader who has served as an entrepreneur icon for several decades and has left an enduring legacy of entrepreneurship success in Africa.
Transformational Business Award – awarded to business leader who has had a major socio-economic impact in Africa by building a business with revenues greater than US $50M.
Outstanding Mature Business Award – First Prize: US $100k prize to a business leader who has built a company with revenues between US $5M to US $50M. First Runner-up Prize: US $50k prize to the first runner-up.
Outstanding Small and Growing Business Award – US $50k prize to a young African business with revenues between US $0.5M and US $5M.

The deadline for entries is 31 August 2012. AAE 2012 especially welcomes women entrepreneurs to apply.

For more on the competition here: Africa Awards 

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