The 10 African entrepreneurs shortlisted to compete for a share of $1 million in Jack Ma's Netpreneur Prize

Jack Ma foundation, Chinese business magnate and chairman of the Alibaba Group (TechFinancials)
  • Four Nigerian entrepreneurs shortlisted for Jack Ma's Netpreneur Prize.
  • The 10 finalists will participate in the grand finale competing for a share of $1 million.
  • Founded by Alibaba Group Executive Chairman, Jack Ma, in 2017, the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) will reward 100 African entrepreneurs with $10 million over the next 10 years.

10 African entrepreneurs have made it to the grand finale of the first-ever Africa Netpreneur Prize.

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:

Nigerian entrepreneurs

  • 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

Egypt

  • Waleed Abd El Rahman, CEO, Mumm
  • Dr. Omar Sakr, CEO of Nawah-Scientific

Liberia

  • Mahmud Johnson, CEO of J-Palm

Rwanda

  • Kevine Kagirimpundu, CEO of UZURI K&Y

Christelle Kwizera, founder of Water Access Rwanda

Cote D’Ivoire

  • 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.

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