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The African Entrepreneurship Award will fund an African entrepreneurs with scalable and sustainable businesses to the tune of $1 million USD.

This initiative aims to support talented entrepreneurs from Africa or Africans in the diaspora whose ideas create jobs and improve lives on the continent.

During the past 3 years, the Award were for projects in Education, Environment and others. But this year’s categories are in Sports and Innovation.

Last year, over 12,000 entrepreneurs applied from 132 countries and out of 112 finalists, 33 winners received funding to launch or scale their business.

The first round is open to all entrepreneurs to apply, from every country in Africa.

Round two and three questions entrepreneurs on the scalability and sustainability of their idea.

Applicants ask support for their project with an uploaded video or document.

At the end of the journey, finalists are flown in to Morocco for a Boot Camp, before they pitch in front of the Presidential Jury for their chance to win.

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Digital Journalist with multimedia production skills and extensive experience in Digital, Social Media, Print and Broadcast Journalism. Trained at the BBC in broadcast production, he also has a Postgraduate Degree in Digital Journalism from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland and over 7 years experience in multimedia production as News Reporter/TV Producer for a pan-African International broadcast network, Vox Africa UK. Before his current post, he was Multimedia Journalist with an Award-winning digital publication, Maze Magazine and Production Consultant for an independent television production company in the United Kingdom. He has covered UK general elections for the BBC and London Mayoral Elections for Vox UK, flagship and major Africa continent-wide events for Pan-Africa television network - Vox Africa. His focus on economic, business, diplomacy and development programs and coverage across the African continent was recognised by his contributions to the impartial coverage of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), through their subregional office for East Africa on its annual report for 2013. He has received several accreditations for coverage of UNECA and Africa Union flagship events such as Africa's Finance Ministers conferences in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire and was selected as the main contributor to a workshop on media governance in Africa organised by UNECA. He is also a pioneer founding member of African Broadcasting Company international (ABCi) Media Ltd. George regularly contributes to and participates in business dynamics within Sub Saharan Africa and is passionate about Africa's prospects for economic growth and especially through inputs from the African diaspora and associated partners. In his spare time, he blogs about business moves and diplomacy in Africa and socialising.

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