Win R28 Million With Africa Netpreneur Price Initiative 2020 – Jack Ma Foundation

Stand a chance to win US$1.5 million cash price as Jack Ma Foundation has launched its second competition for innovative entrepreneurs. The Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) is a initiative of the Jack Ma Foundation aiming to support and inspire the next generation of African entrepreneurs.

The initiative wants to award $1.5 million in prize money to 10 entrepreneurs from across Africa.

According to the they mission is to identify and spotlight African entrepreneur heroes and their stories to inspire the continent and beyond. The Prize will host a grand finale pitch competition in Africa where ten finalists from across the continent will compete for a share of US$1.5 million in total grant prize money.

Make it to the grand finale and you’ll have your shot to pitch your story to Jack and the rest of the judges. The Prize will be fully inclusive. Entrepreneurs of any age, gender, and sector who are nationals from any 54 African countries are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: 9th June 2020


1. Check that you are eligible to apply! ANPI has strict eligibility criteria. Only applicants who meet the ANPI criteria will have their application reviewed. See below for ANPI Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant should be the Founder or a Co-Founder of the company.
  • Applicant has traceable/provable African nationality. In other words, you have/had African citizenship and/or a Parent or Grandparent has African citizenship.
  • Company is Africa-Based. The business is registered and headquartered in an African country, and primarily operates in Africa.
  • Company is post-Idea stage. Business is 3 years old or more and has at least 3 years of revenue history

2. Be honest. Selected finalists will be required to submit documents proving their responses. Top 10 finalists will undergo a rigorous due diligence process.

3Demonstrate your answers. Where relevant provide examples and details that will allow judges to thoroughly assess your application.

4. Answer all required questions. Required questions will be indicated with an *.

5. Be concise. Stay within the word limits.

6. Shoot & upload an introductory video.

7. Get a recommendation and ensure your referral submits it by the deadline.

8. Refer to our application FAQ & Guide, if you’re stuck or email us at if any questions are unclear.

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