General Entry Criteria

Anyone, business, or organisation is qualified to be nominated if they are African, entrepreneur (in the case of an individual) and they have a business, or are a business or organisation, that is registered with the appropriate authority in their country.

However, we are very interested in entrepreneurs, businesses, and organisations with stories of breakthrough and positive impacts. The Entrepreneur Africa reserves the right not to select any nominee, or to cancel any Award for any reason at any time.

We accept no liability for cancelling any or all of the Award categories or for anyone’s failure to receive actual notification of any cancellation. The decisions of The Entrepreneur Africa on all Award categories are final and binding.


2022 Award Categories

Young Entrepreneur of The Year

This Award celebrates the successes recorded by a budding entrepreneur as he or she navigated through the murky waters of the business environment. The ideal winner must have achieved a certain level of business success that is worthy to serve as an inspiration or a model to other businesses across board.

The Entrepreneur Africa Award for Tech Innovation

No doubt, technology is a major driver of businesses in today’s world. This Award celebrates the innovation in tech that has a viable business model for business needs.

Top 10 Startups of The Year

This Award honours 10 newly emerged business ventures that have viable business models.

The Entrepreneur Africa Award for Creative Arts

As the name implies, we seek to reward that individual or company whose efforts and contributions to the Creative Arts Industry have been extraordinary and an inspiration to many.

The Entrepreneur Africa Award for Fashion Business

Africa has a lot to offer when it comes to fashion and design. We are looking for that person or company that celebrates and showcases Africa to the world through his or her creative designs.

The Entrepreneur Africa Award for Beauty Business

From fragrances to perfume to makeup, we are looking for that beautician who recorded glamorous results in the beauty world in the year under review.

Logistics Company of The Year

Through this Award, we seek to celebrate that brand that has risen to the challenges of meeting logistics‘ needs and exceeding expectations where possible.

The Entrepreneur Africa Award for Agriculture

Agriculture remains a sector with vast opportunities. The winner of this award will have demonstrated sheer hard work, resilience, and zest in confronting the many obstacles that are peculiar to the Agro sector.

The Entrepreneur Africa Award for Philanthropy

This Award recognises and celebrates an individual who exemplifies exceptional generosity with his or her resources in advancing human dignity, development and society’s growth.

Realtor of The Year

The real estate sector offers huge potentials for business growth and success and as such, the Realtor of The Year must have demonstrated a strong winning mentality in achieving tremendous sales success.

The Entrepreneur Africa Award for Real Estate Innovation

Idea, they say, is king. This Award seeks to celebrate that individual or brand, who through innovation, has redefined the real estate sector in the year under review.

Real Estate Developer of the Year

This Award honours that person or company that has shown character, resilience, and achieved phenomenal success in developing raw land or re-developing existing sites.

Social Media Business Influencer of The Year

Being a leader entails the ability to persuasively inspire people to actions. Do you have or know someone who has a strong social media presence and whose views shape opinions and sometimes disrupt the media space? And who has been able to achieve tremendous business success through the power of social media? Then this Award is for such a person.

Food and Beverage Company of The Year

This Award seeks to celebrate the food and/or beverage brand that renders professional services to its clientele while maintaining high and healthy standards.

Event Management Brand of The Year

With the growing opportunities in Event management, this award seeks to celebrate that brand which has been outstanding in this field.

The Entrepreneur Africa Award for Corporate Social Responsibility

In today’s corporate world, not all companies may be willing to fulfill or meet its corporate social responsibility. Thus, this Award celebrates the company that sees the fulfillment of their corporate social responsibility as a core tenet in doing business.

The Entrepreneur Africa Award for Media Innovation

The Media industry is continuously driving society’s actions and inactions. This award seeks to celebrate novel and smart information and engagement drives by a brand or an individual.

The Entrepreneur Africa Prize for Movie Business

This Award honours an individual who had an extraordinary impact on Movies through his or her own passion and success in the Movie industry in the year under review.

Global-Standard Company of the Year

This Award seeks to reward a company whose product or service standards meet global best practices.

N.G.O of The Year

This Award honours an N.G.O that has demonstrated commitment and creativity to achieving excellence towards a positive cause in the society.

The Entrepreneur Africa Award for Innovation in Financial Services

We are looking for that brand who, within the year under review, introduced new, smart and secure ways in the provision of financial services to their clientele.

SME-Supportive Bank of The Year

Small and medium scale enterprises play a pivotal role in Africa’s economy. They constitute a greater percentage of businesses in Africa. This award seeks to celebrate the bank that is encouraging the growth of SMEs through access to credit facilities and other incentives.

The Entrepreneur Africa Award for Innovation in Healthcare

COVID brought the importance of healthcare to the fore. We seek to celebrate that brand who, within the year under review, provided innovative and excellent delivery of healthcare services.

Insurance Company of The year

Our Insurance company of the year is the one whose services are unmatched, excellent and have increased the company’s revenue fortunes within the year under review.

The Entrepreneur Africa Award for Excellence in Manufacturing

Manufacturing helps to strengthen a nation’s economy. We seek to celebrate that Manufacturer whose operations and products have helped reduce unemployment, increased the company’s revenue and also boosted the country’s GDP.

The Entrepreneur Africa Award for Excellence in Professional Services

Professional services are specialized services rendered by experts such as accountants, engineers, lawyers, doctors, architects etc. This Award seeks to reward that individual or brand that rendered professional services in an excellent way in the year under review.

E-commerce Solution Company of The Year

Millions of online shoppers in Africa are constantly being serviced by E-commerce solutions companies. We seek to celebrate that e-commerce company that is getting ahead and providing e-commerce solutions excellently.

The Entrepreneur Africa Award for Educational Services

This Award seeks to celebrate that individual or organisation that has contributed immensely towards the improvement of the quality of education and educational services in the year under review.

Outstanding Female Entrepreneur of The Year

Women are doing exceedingly well in business and showing the way in entrepreneurship. This Award is in recognition and celebration of the amazing feats achieved by a female entrepreneur in the year under review.

Business Coach of the Year

For this category, we seek an entrepreneur or a career professional who, through mentorship and/or financial aid, has promoted startups and encouraged entrepreneurship in the year under review.

Business Person of The Year

This Award seeks to celebrate that individual who, through his/her ingenuity and entrepreneurial skills has achieved remarkable business success in the year under review.

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