World Economic Forum Searches for Africa’s Top Female Entrepreneurs

World Economic Forum Searches for Africa’s Top Female Entrepreneurs

Deadline: April 17, 2017

The search is on for the World Economic Forum’s top leading female tech innovators and entrepreneurs in Africa, who will be invited to share their experiences and engage with leaders at the Forum’s regional meeting this spring. This is the second year the competition is running. Last year’s winners were inspiring women working on everything from solar-powered vending carts to paperless health insurance.

This year’s World Economic Forum on Africa takes place from May 3-5, 2017 in Durban, South Africa, under the theme Achieving Inclusive Growth. The meeting will convene regional and global leaders from business, government and civil society to explore solutions to create economic opportunities for all. It will provide insight from leading experts on how Africa will be affected by the onset of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, particularly in terms of safeguarding the region’s economies from negative disruption and exploiting opportunities for further growth and development.

Benefits

  • Selected applicants will be invited to share their experiences and engage with leaders at the Forum’s regional meeting in Durban, South Africa.

Eligbility

  • The contest is open to any female innovator or entrepreneur in Africa;
  • Your business should be less than three years old, uses innovative technology or business models, and has at least one year of revenue generation;
  • The business must also be able to demonstrate social and economic potential.

Application Process

  • Applications and nominations can be completed here.

For more information, visit WEF Africa’s Female Entrepreneur.

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