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:
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