Out of them, 4 are Nigerian founders, two from Egypt and Rwanda and one from Liberia, and Cote D’Ivoire.
The 10 finalists will participate in final pitch competing for a share of $1 million in total grant prize money.
They will also gain access to the Netpreneur community of African business leaders to leverage the community’s shared expertise, best practice, and resources.
The shortlisted entrepreneurs are:
- Ayodeji Arikawe, co-founder, Thrive Agric
- Temie Giwa-Tubosun, CEO at LifeBank
- Dr. Tosan J. Mogbeyiteren, founder of Black Swan
- Chibuzo Opara, co-founder of DrugStoc
- Waleed Abd El Rahman, CEO, Mumm
- Dr. Omar Sakr, CEO of Nawah-Scientific
- Mahmud Johnson, CEO of J-Palm
- Kevine Kagirimpundu, CEO of UZURI K&Y
Christelle Kwizera, founder of Water Access Rwanda
- Moulaye Taboure, CEO of Afrikrea.
The Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) for African entrepreneurs is founded by the Alibaba Group Executive Chairman, Jack Ma, in 2017, to award $10 million and recognise 100 African entrepreneurs over the next 10 years.