Applications are now open for the fourth year of the Africa’s Business Heroes competition, which annually awards 10 outstanding entrepreneurs from across Africa with a share of a US$1.5 million grant.

The Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH( competition is the flagship philanthropic initiative spearheaded by the Jack Ma Foundation aimed at supporting and inspiring the next generation of African entrepreneurs across all sectors.

Over a ten-year period, ABH will recognise 100 African entrepreneurs and commit to allocating grant funding, training programmes, and support for the development of a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Entrepreneurs from all 54 African countries, across every sector, age group, and gender are now able to submit their applications, in either French and English, for a chance to become one of the 10 finalists for the fourth edition of the challenge. The official slogan of the competition, “It’s African Time”, is a bold call to action to all talented African entrepreneurs who are challenging stereotypes associated with “African time” – creating local impact and building a better, more inclusive future through their businesses.