Posted on 02.08.2022 at 11:53 am by Esther Fossi
This year, the competition yielded more than 21,000 entries from 54 African countries. Applications from Central Africa are up 20%, or 9% of the total applications received.
The long wait for the unveiling of our Top 50 African Finalists from the 21,000 submissions received from 54 African countries is finally over.
For this edition a Cameroonian is in the running. Flavien KOUATCHA SIMO is an engineer by training. Passionate about agriculture and committed to the development of Africa, Flavien runs an agricultural company that has designed and manufactures aquaponic units for individuals and professionals wishing to produce large-volume organic food as close as possible to sales areas.
The latter accumulates prizes and awards. Between theEntrepreneurship Award or the Digital Champion award for agriculture this passionate entrepreneur of private initiative, gave up the security of a well-paid job in order to develop a method that could enable farmers to obtain maximum returns.
For the 2022 award, the top 50 heroes represent 18 countries, 14 industries. They are 42% women, 10% Francophone and 60% operate in rural areas. They represent some of the most impactful businesses operating on the continent.
“We are delighted to see that this year, all countries and regions of Africa are represented in the competition and that the participants are more differentiated than ever. More than 21,000 entrepreneurs from all sectors, genders and ages have entered into lice and it is very encouraged”.
“The 50 ABH 2022 finalists are a testament to the tremendous potential and talent that exists in Africa. We look forward to showcasing them and providing them with the support they need to grow and make a positive impact on their businesses and communities.”said Zahra Baitie-Boateng, Partnerships and Program Manager, Africa’s Business Heroes.
The top 20 will be announced at the end of August. Finally, the top 10 will be announced in October, before the grand finale as each of these top ten will pitch their project live to international business celebrities to clinch their share of the $1.5 million USD prize.