The Founder and CEO of ZixtechHUB Paaul Mbua is a Judge for Africa Business Heroes is a philanthropic program of the Jack Ma Foundation that aims to support and inspire African entrepreneurs. According to the web sources I found, some of the features of Africa Business Heroes are:
- It is a prize competition that selects ten “business heroes” from across Africa every year and awards them with a share of USD 1.5 million in grant funding¹².
- It is open to entrepreneurs from all 54 African countries, all ages and genders, all industries and sectors, and all levels of society¹².
- It provides the participants with exclusive access to training, mentoring, learning programs, and a community of like-minded African business leaders¹².
- It showcases and amplifies the stories and journeys of African entrepreneurs through a TV show, a documentary, and media features¹³.
- It collaborates with various stakeholders in the African entrepreneurial ecosystem, such as investors, mentors, service providers, and policy makers¹⁴.
- It is guided by a board of prominent figures, such as Jack Ma, Graça Machel, and Ban Ki-moon¹⁴.
Africa Business Heroes is a program that seeks to find, encourage, and inspire the next generation of African entrepreneurs who are making a difference in their communities, tackling the most pressing issues, and creating a more sustainable and inclusive economy for the future¹².
He will be scoring Applications and mentoring young entrepreneurs who applied for this prestigious Competition
(1) Africa’s Business Heroes. https://africabusinessheroes.org/en/.
(2) Africa’s Business Heroes. https://africabusinessheroes.org/en/login.
(3) Call for Applications: The Africa Business Heroes Competition 2023 for …. https://thenetprenuer.com/africa-business-heroes-competition-2023/.
(4) Africa’s Business Heroes Prize Competition Announces 2022 Winners. https://afrikanheroes.com/2022/11/22/africas-business-heroes-prize-competition-announces-2022-winners/.