Ultimate List: 50+ Business Funding Opportunities & Awards for African Entrepreneurs

African entrepreneur competition

From students, startups, young and social entrepreneurs to small & medium and successful businesses, African and global organizations open business plan competitions and awards annually to support and encourage budding and successful entrepreneurs in Africa. Whether you need funding to bring your bright idea to limelight or have made innovative progress as an entrepreneur in … Read more

BMCE Bank of Africa – African Entrepreneurship Award (USD$1 Million) 2022

BMCE Bank of Africa - African Entrepreneurship

The mentoring journey continues for businesses with Innovation or in Sports. Apply soon. Application Deadline: 30th June 2022 Eligible Countries: African countries About Award: Are you looking for mentoring to launch or grow your business or idea in Africa? Submit your idea starting April 1st to start your journey! This Award mentors entrepreneurs as they launch and scale their businesses in … Read more

TotalEnergies Startupper of the Year Challenge 2021/2022 for African Entrepreneurs – Up to $30,000

Total startupper of the year

TotalEnergies Startupper of the Year Challenge 2021/2022: Are you a young entrepreneur? Do you have a project you believe in? Is it innovative and does it address a social or community challenge in your country or for your fellow citizens? Register and apply now. You could be the Startupper of the Year Application Deadline: 23rd … Read more

And the OVER 1,000 Winners of the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme 2019 Are…?


This year, over 216,000 applications were received, an increase from last year’s 151,000. Nearly 90,000 were submitted by female entrepreneurs, an increase of 45%, illustrating the Foundation’s strategy to achieve greater gender balance. The selected Entrepreneurs will each receive non- refundable $5,000 of seed capital, access to mentors, and a 12-week business training programme, directly … Read more

Video: 13 Practical Ways to Make Money as a Student (or as anyone else)

Make money online as a student

Anyone, student or entrepreneur, young or old, can earn a decent extra income with at least one of these methods. You can use the extra income to support your education, pay bills, travel or whatever it is your heart desires. Do you think pursuing a university degree and making money simultaneously are incompatible? Think again. … Read more

Female Entrepreneur? Apply for She Leads Africa Accelerator Program 2018

The SLA Accelerator is a 3-month program designed to identify, support and fund the next generation of Nigeria’s brightest female entrepreneurs. Apply now for your chance to get one step closer to being one of Nigeria’s most prominent business women. Application Deadline: 20th May 2018 Offered annually? Yes Eligible Countries: African countries About the Award: She … Read more