Join us in celebrating the kick-off of this year’s Africa Business Concept Challenge! Throughout the event we discuss the overview of the competition, hear a few tips, important competition information, and teams receive guidance from judges for their developing projects, centering the factors that would make a project effective within their community and high-scoring in the competition.
A few gems from the event included Judge Joanne Mwangi-Yelbert, CEO of the PMS Group Ltd in Kenya’s suggestion: “It needs to be a solution for the same old problem, but a different approach. Which has to be replicable, scalable, must be easier, faster, and cheaper. That’s the only way that it will be effective for their community.” and Judge Austin Okere, founder of the Computer Warehouse Group PLC in Nigeria notice that “People think that entrepreneurs as people that are looking for spaceships solutions, no, especially in Africa where the problems are basic. Any solution that solves a problem in a way that enables you to have that impact and is commercially sustainable; you are the entrepreneur.”
If you weren’t able to celebrate live with us, please enjoy the full playback recording at your leisure!
What is the Africa Business Concept Challenge?
The Africa Business Concept Challenge intends to assist young people from the African continent who have an entrepreneurial orientation, a desire to serve their community, and demonstrate the values outlined below. With a focus on promoting responsible capitalism, the competition will identify high potential young people for mentorship and investment.