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List of the 2020 Africa’s Business Heroes top 20 finalists

The Africa Business Heroes competition has announced the top 20 finalists for its 2020 prize. It is from these that they will be selecting the top 10 startups among them to pitch at the grand finale.

The competition, a flagship philanthropic program established by the Jack Ma Foundation’s Africa NetPreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI), says the 20 entrepreneurs have a chance to become one of the ten entrepreneurs entering the grand finale, and competing for their share of the US$1.5 million prize pool.

The 2020 Africa’s Business Heroes top 20 finalists

These are from the pool of over 22,000 applications that came in from all 54 African nations earlier this year. They represent 11 key sectors and industries of the African economy, such as agriculture, fashion, education, healthcare, manufacturing, e-commerce, renewable energy, financial services, food & beverage services, retail, transportation, and span 14 countries.

These will now progress to the semi-final stage of the competition where they will face scrutiny from a 7-judge panel.

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List of the 2020 Africa’s Business Heroes top 20 finalists
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