Africa’s Business Heroes: 2021 Shows aired on StarTimes and applications open for 2022 competition

Applications open in English and French for fourth year of the Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) ( prize competition; ABH annually awards 10 outstanding entrepreneurs from across Africa with a share of a US$1.5 million grant; Season 3 of the ABH Show featuring the Top 10 Heroes from the 2021 competition tunes in at 16:00 GMT, Saturday, and repeat at 13:00 GMT, Sunday, on ST Guide E of StarTimes since 2 Apr, and will rebroadcast later this year.

The “Africa’s Business Heroes” (ABH) prize competition, one of the Jack Ma Foundation’s flagship philanthropic programs spotlighting and celebrating Africa’s entrepreneurial talent, has opened applications for its fourth annual edition (

Entrepreneurs from all 54 African countries, across every sector, age group, and gender are now be able to submit their applications, in either French and English, for a chance to become one of the Top 10 finalists. 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.

At the grand finale later this year, 10 finalists will take the stage to present their businesses to a panel of business legends to win a share of the US$1.5 million grant. The journey to the Finale will also include access to a community of international leaders and innovators, industry experts, investors and accelerators, as well multi-disciplinary boot camps and training sessions to help the finalists take their businesses to the next level.

Aside from support of events and programmes featuring local culture across Africa, StarTimes has also been dedicated to bridging the communication globally with providing exposure to international culture to audience. Currently, exciting programmes on international channel BBC WORLD NEWS,FOX NEWS,TV5 MONDE,FRANCE 24E, ESPN, AL Jazeera, and local national TV stations of African countries are available on StarTimes.


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