Apply for the 2012 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship!

Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship is an initiative of the African Leadership Network and Legatum a private investment group Based in Dubai.

Since inception in 2007, Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship has attracted more than 7,000 applications from leading African businesses and has given out prizes in excess of US$ 1.4 million to 25 leading companies.

The main purpose of the program is to recognize and award exceptional entrepreneurial leaders who serve as role models to Africa’s aspiring entrepreneurs and who demonstrate business excellence, innovation and profitability.

The awards are opened to firms originating from Africa that are independent and not a subsidiary of a larger organization, and are fully registered in the home country.

The 2012 Awards will have the following four categories:

Transformational Business Award Transformational Business Award
Citation and trophy awarded to notable business leader who has had a major socio-economic impact in Africa by building a business with revenues greater than US$ 50M.



Lifetime Achievement AwardLifetime Achievement Award
Citation and trophy awarded to a senior African business leader who has served as an entrepreneurial icon for several decades and has left an enduring legacy of entrepreneurial success in Africa.


Outstanding Mature Business AwardOutstanding Mature Business Award
First Prize: US$ 100,000 prize to a business leader who has built a company with revenues between US$ 5M to US$ 50M
Runner-up Prize: Additional US$ 50,000 to the first runner up.


Outstanding Small and Growing BusinessOutstanding Small and Growing Business Award
US$ 50,000 prize to a young, remarkable African business with revenues between US$ 0.5M and US$ 5M.



The deadline for entries is 31 August 2012. AAE 2012 especially welcomes women entrepreneurs to apply. More information here


About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of, Founder of, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at

Leave a Reply

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>