Application Open to $10k Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) Entrepreneurship Award

Applications are now open to the Africa Finance and Investment Forum (AFIF) Entrepreneurship Award 2017, offering African-based startups a financial contribution of US$10,000 for a project of good impact.

The 2017 edition of Africa Finance & Investment Forum and to empower sustainable development and economic growth, innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa, AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2017 will be given to African startups as an offering of financial contribution and exposure / visibility to African Small Business Enterprises making an impact.

Application Deadline: 19th December, 2016

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be taken at (country): AFIF 2017 will be hosted by the Strathmore University (Nairobi)

About the Award: AFIF 2017 will attract over 300 delegates from all over Africa, Europe, America and Middle East. A pre-conference training will be held on “A Road-map for Entrepreneurship Growth” (13th -16th February 2017). The training will be addressed exclusively to AFIF 2017 participants and will be divided in two linguistic groups (English and French).

A special emphasis is laid on entrepreneurship and innovation especially on access to finance in key sectors such as energy, water, ICT, health and agriculture.  What role will Africa play int he 4th industrial revolution? Questions like this will be addressed in AFIF 2017. The 2015 award winner was Lazaro Mwakipesile, founder of Raphael Group Tanzania,who specialise in food grains processing and distribution.

“The AFIF Entrepreneurship Award aims to spotlight leading innovation private sector projects happening today in Africa. This is the moment when entrepreneurs can showcase their remarkable achievements, where partners and participants get to know about outstanding projects which are pushing boundaries in their community and country and where other entrepreneurs can be inspired and receive much-needed know-how,” says Inês Bastos, senior project manager at EMRC and head of AFIF 2017.

Type: Entrepreneurship

Value of Program: The prize will be given to an existing African small-medium business, who will receive a US$10.000,00 cash prize, year-long media promotion support in and out of Africa, free participation in the AFIF 2017, including the pre-conference Training.

Duration of Program13 February 2017 – 16 February 2017

How to Apply: Application must be sent to EMRC ( by December 19th, 2016.

Visit Program Webpage for details

Award Sponsor: Rabobank Foundation.

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