Afro-Students Entrepreneurship Challenge 2019 for High school/Undergraduate African Students ($5,000 Prize)

Afro- students Enterpreurship Challenge is a platform for student entrepreneurs in high schools and universities across Africa to showcase their innovative business models and community service projects with capacity to address one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. 

Application Deadline: 31st March 2019 11:59 Pm

Eligible Countries: African countries

About the Award: Shortlisted teams from each participating country will be invited to the Annual Afro-Students Entrepreneurship Education Summit where they will pitch to a panel of judges who will determine the most creative , innovative and impactful team. We are looking for students, school/community based teams with the most creative, innovative and impactful business initiatives/models.

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Field of Contest:

  1. For Profit Enterprise: A business model that is FOCUSED on addressing at least one customer problem and has the ability to maximize profit and scale.
  2. Social Enterprise: A business model FOCUSED on addressing at least one SOCIAL PROBLEM with the capacity to generate revenue for the sustenance of the social impact.

Type: Contest

Eligibility: All high school and university students not older than 25 years are eligible to enter. High school students must form a team of not less than 5 students. Individual entries are allowed for university students.

  • The competition is open to high schools and universities across Africa.
  • Must be a team based project (at least 5 students for high school entries).
  • University students may submit individual entries.
  • Business must relate to one or two of the categories : For Profit or Social Enterprise.
  • Entries must be submitted in English.
  • Make a 5 minute summary video of the business model concept.
  • Submit business model concept of not more than four pages showing your LEAN BUSINESS MODEL (appendix).
  • Send in photos of your project activities.
  • Entrants should be available to attend the Afro Students Entrepreneurship Education Summits hosted in different African country each year.

Number of Awards: 6

Value of Award:

High School Category (For Profit and Social Enterprise)

  • 1st Prize – $5,000
  • 2nd Prize – $1,500
  • 3rd Prize – $1,000

University Category (For Profit and Social Enterprise)

  • 1st Prize – $5,000
  • 2nd Prize – $1,500
  • 3rd Prize – $1,000

How to Apply: To submit your entry, you’ll need to complete the application form. APPLY NOW

  • It is important to go through all application requirements on the Programme Webpage (see link below) before applying

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