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2022 Africa Business Concept Challenge Virtual Awards Ceremony

DATE: Wednesday, May 4

TIME: 9:00am EDT / 1:00pm GMT / 2:00pm WAT / 4:00pm EAT


GBSN are pleased to present a virtual business concept competition for African undergraduate and graduate students, sponsored by AACSB International and Thunderbird Africa Center for Excellence and supported by Peaqs, Association of African Business Schools, Stanford Seed and em lyon business school. The competition challenged student teams to design a viable business concept that addresses a locally-relevant challenge or problem related to Agenda 2063, and inclusive and sustainable development.

Over 78 student teams from 46 institutions in 17 countries across Africa have signed up to participate. Join us as we celebrate the power of entrepreneurship in sustainable development and celebrate the work of all the student teams as well as announce the winning project.

The Virtual Awards Ceremony will recognize the Top Six teams and their incredible pitches made in the week prior to our outstanding international panel of judges, with the winning team being awarded a $5,000 scholarship! The awards ceremony event will be open to the public in celebration of this momentous achievement.


  • Dan LeClair, Ph.D

    Global Business School Network
  • Tim Mescon

    Executive Vice President and Chief Officer of the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Headquarters
    AACSB International
  • Dr. Rickie A. Moore

    Professor of Entrepreneurship Director, MSc in Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    emlyon business school
  • Philip Thigo

    Director for Africa
    Thunderbird School for Global Management, Arizona State University