ALN has hosted the Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship (AAE) since 2012. Dubbed the ‘Oscars of Entrepreneurship in Africa’, this prestigious awards program identifies 13 of the leading entrepreneurs in Africa each year. AAE was established in 2007 by the Legatum Group to recognize business leaders who demonstrate innovation, profitability, and business excellence while serving as role models to inspire Africa’s next generation of entrepreneursers in Africa. ALN creates and strengthens relationships between these leaders to encourage intra-African trade, investment, and collaboration.
Over the last 7 years, AAE has attracted over 7,000 applications and awarded over $1.8 million in prizes to 35 entrepreneurs in the following categories:
senior African business leader who has served as an entrepreneurial icon for several decades
Maponya Mall, South Africa
businesses with revenues exceeding USD 50 million
Outstanding Mature Business
businesses with revenues between USD 5 million and 50 million
Outstanding Growing Business
businesses with revenues between USD 500,000 and 5 million
Outstanding Social Entrepreneur
an organization with revenues between USD 150,000 and 2.5 million that is addressing a social problem for communities in Africa
We are accepting nominations for the 2015 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship. Please nominate exceptional African businesses below.