Start a Business – After School Africa https://www.afterschoolafrica.com Connecting the Next Generation of African Leaders with Opportunities around the World Mon, 07 Sep 2020 18:44:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 https://i1.wp.com/www.afterschoolafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/cropped-After-school-Africa-logo-la-1.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Start a Business – After School Africa https://www.afterschoolafrica.com 32 32 10 Sure Signs You Should Become an Entrepreneur https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/50900/10-sure-signs-you-should-become-an-entrepreneur/ Tue, 08 Sep 2020 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=50900 10 Sure Signs You Should Become an Entrepreneur

The world needs entrepreneurs today more than ever before. Millions of people are losing their jobs. The government are swimming in debt. Opportunities abound disguised as problems. There is no better time to become an entrepreneur. But is entrepreneurship for everyone? From my experience as an entrepreneur, I don’t believe everyone can be an entrepreneur; […]

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5 Of My Best Free Business Tools Of All Time https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/50695/5-of-my-best-free-business-tools-of-all-time/ Fri, 04 Sep 2020 02:30:34 +0000 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=50695 Best Free Business Tools Of All Time

Sometimes, the best things in life are free. In over 10 years of building platforms and creating content online, I’ve had to use many different tools for different purposes. In some cases, it would have been impossible to achieve tangible results without the right tools. In other instances, these free tools are the best options […]

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How to Move from Idea to Start Your First Business https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/50611/how-to-move-from-idea-to-start-your-first-business/ Mon, 31 Aug 2020 14:30:00 +0000 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=50611 How to Move from Idea to Start Your First Business

“Hey, I have this great idea that will take the mattress industry by storm and make millions. If only I have the capital to start the business.” You’ve probably heard someone make such claim before. It just seems the only thing holding them from moving from idea to business is some huge capital. But this […]

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7 Lucrative Business Opportunities Right Now to Invest in Africa https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/50614/7-lucrative-business-opportunities-right-now-to-invest-in-africa/ Mon, 31 Aug 2020 13:58:33 +0000 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=50614 Lucrative Business Opportunities to Invest in Africa

Africa is the fastest growing and most profitable region in the world today. Six of the 10 fastest growing economies in the world are in Africa. Some say it’s risky to do business here – but we say risk and reward are inseparable siblings. Many African entrepreneurs and investors are solving real problems, creating jobs […]

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5 New Skills Every Modern Entrepreneur should have https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/50586/5-new-skills-every-modern-entrepreneur-should-have/ Fri, 28 Aug 2020 14:00:04 +0000 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=50586 New Skills Every Modern Entrepreneur should have

Archimedes, a Greek mathematician, philosopher and scientist once said: “Give me a place to stand, and a lever long enough and I will move the earth”. As a science student in school, I learned about Archimedes Principle and enjoyed the associated calculations. But this quote from Archimedes made a more lasting impact for me. What […]

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7 Businesses That Will Boom After This Pandemic https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/50462/7-businesses-that-will-boom-after-this-pandemic/ Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:30:00 +0000 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=50462 7 Businesses That Will Boom After This Pandemic

Throughout history, more billionaires and millionaires are made after a recession and economic crash than any other time. So how do you take advantage of this time? The global economy will this year likely suffer the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression due to the Covid-19 pandemic, says the International Monetary Fund. The World Trade […]

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10 Books Business Leaders Think You Should Read Over and Over Again https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/50511/10-books-business-leaders-think-you-should-read-over-and-over-again/ Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:00:00 +0000 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=50511 Books Business Leaders Think You Should Read Over and Over Again

Some of the most successful people in the business world share one thing in common beyond their billionaire status: they’re voracious readers. Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Strive Masiyiwa, Elon Musk, and Oprah Winfrey, they all love to read books. Warren Buffett famously claims he still reads 600 to 1,000 pages a day. Many of today up-and-coming […]

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9 Businesses That Are Succeeding During This Pandemic https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/50465/9-businesses-that-are-succeeding-during-this-pandemic/ Mon, 24 Aug 2020 13:45:51 +0000 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=50465 9 Businesses That Are Succeeding During This Pandemic

If you are looking for a profitable side business you can do during this lockdown and COVID-19 pandemic, here are 7 businesses that are succeeding during this period. With Covid-19, we are already seeing early signs of a shift in how consumers and businesses behave. Businesses are allowing employees to work from home, goods are […]

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Top 10 Best Career Options for an Economics Degree Holder https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/49888/top-10-best-career-options-for-an-economics-degree-holder/ Thu, 06 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0000 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=49888 Career Options for an Economics Degree Holder

If you happen to be the analytical type, entranced by general surroundings around you, at that Economic career may be a decent choice for you. A degree in Economics can be used in numerous fields, including finance and public policy. You can utilize an Economic degree to enhance or study industry trends, labour markets, the […]

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10 Genuine Ways to Earn Money Online https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/49992/10-genuine-ways-to-earn-money-online/ Wed, 05 Aug 2020 13:30:00 +0000 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=49992 Make Money Online

There is so much hype about earning money online. It is true that you can work and earn a good income online. However, advertisers and bloggers oversell the notion just to get people to visit their websites or blogs. Clickbait that advertise online jobs as easy or make-money-overnight schemes have shaken the trust of many […]

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10 Ways to Make Money Remotely as a Writer During a Global Pandemic https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/49989/10-ways-to-make-money-remotely-as-a-writer-during-a-global-pandemic/ Mon, 03 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0000 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=49989 Make Money Remotely as a Writer

Pretty much every sector of the economy has seen a sharp downturn in demand during this pandemic. But there are exceptions. I argue that the Content Industry still operates at full throttle. Being a freelance writer myself I expected a drop in demand from my clients. But what I see is almost the opposite. I […]

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Top 10 Tools for Business Success During a Pandemic https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/49465/top-10-tools-for-business-success-during-a-pandemic/ https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/49465/top-10-tools-for-business-success-during-a-pandemic/#respond Fri, 10 Jul 2020 18:22:08 +0000 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=49465 Tools for Business Success During a Pandemic

Ranging from payroll to collaboration tools and many other benefit platforms, succeeding in your business during this pandemic has become way more comfortable than ever. The presence of many business services that are available for all will undoubtedly keep your business booming even amidst the global pandemic (coronavirus disease). It is no news that the […]

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How to Make Money From Agriculture Without Going To The Farm https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/49100/how-to-make-money-from-agriculture-without-going-to-the-farm/ https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/49100/how-to-make-money-from-agriculture-without-going-to-the-farm/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2020 11:41:44 +0000 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=49100 Make Money From Agriculture Without Going To The Farm

Agriculture has been known from time to be the major source of wealth, livelihood and economic growth. Learn how to earn from it without owning a farm

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5 Important Things You Cannot Learn From Business School https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/49059/5-important-things-you-cannot-learn-from-business-school/ https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/49059/5-important-things-you-cannot-learn-from-business-school/#respond Mon, 29 Jun 2020 11:47:00 +0000 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=49059 Things You Cannot Learn From Business School

If you are learning about the business world, there are many important lessons you cannot learn from school. You have to experience them to learn from them

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Africa AI Accelerator Program 2020 for African Startups https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/48453/africa-ai-accelerator-program-2020-for-african-startups/ https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/48453/africa-ai-accelerator-program-2020-for-african-startups/#respond Fri, 29 May 2020 03:32:00 +0000 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=48453

Applications are now open for the Africa AI Accelerator Program 2020. Promoting local innovations in the field of AI, machine learning, and data usage Application Deadline: 25th June 2020 About the Award: Thank you for your interest to apply for the Africa AI Accelerator Program. The accelerator has been designed by Ghana Tech Lab (GTL) to promote […]

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If You Are Serious About Business, You Must Read These 10 Books https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/47508/if-you-are-serious-about-business-you-must-read-these-10-books/ https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/47508/if-you-are-serious-about-business-you-must-read-these-10-books/#respond Sat, 11 Apr 2020 08:28:10 +0000 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=47508 Business

As an entrepreneur, you need to read books to build a budding business. Think about all the successful businessmen, what do you think contributed to the success of their business? Of course, reading books is one of them. Books help in changing one’s mindset and make him or her think differently from others. You can […]

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Orange Social Venture Prize 2020 for Entrepreneurs in Africa and the Middle East https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/15420/orange-social-venture-prize-for-entrepreneurs-in-africa-and-the-middle-east/ Fri, 13 Mar 2020 07:31:00 +0000 http://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=15420

Orange Social Venture Prize awards  social entrepreneurship ventures that use information and communication technologies (ICT) in an innovative fashion to exert a positive influence on society and/or the environment in Africa or the Middle East Application Deadline: 5th June 2020 Offered annually? Yes Eligible Countries: Countries in Africa and the Middle East About the Award: The Orange Social Venture Prize […]

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Swedish Institute She Entrepreneurs Program 2020 for Women in MENA Region https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/15653/swedish-institute-entrepreneurs/ Tue, 21 Jan 2020 09:39:00 +0000 http://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=15653

Do you want to take your businesses to a new level and develop both as an entrepreneur and a leader? Become part of a strong network of women entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa region through our leadership programme. Application Deadline: 4th February 2020. Eligible Countries: Countries in the Middle East and North Africa […]

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GrowthAfrica Startup Accelerator Programme 2020 for African Entrepreneurs https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/15248/growth-africa-startup-accelerator-programme/ Tue, 05 Nov 2019 18:00:47 +0000 http://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=15248

GrowthAfrica is are looking for 80 ambitious and committed entrepreneurs in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, and Ghana to be part of the 2020 cohort. Application Deadline: 31st December 2019 – at midnight Eligible Countries: Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, and Ghana Fields: E-commerce, Education, Financial services, Fintech, Healthcare, Information technology, Manufacturing, Renewable energy, Retail, Water, sanitation and hygiene […]

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Accountability Incubator Programme for Young Civil Leaders 2020 in Developing Countries https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/16097/accountability-incubator-programme/ https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/16097/accountability-incubator-programme/#respond Mon, 28 Oct 2019 19:00:02 +0000 http://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=16097

Do you have an idea for building accountability, transparency or civic participation in your community? Are you developing a new tool for civic engagement or anti-corruption? Apply to join the Accountability Incubator for a chance to receive the support you need to turn your idea into reality! Application Deadline: 3rd November, 2019 Offered annually? Yes To be […]

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Singapore International Foundation (SIF) Young Social Entrepreneurs Program 2020 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/16959/sif-young-social-entrepreneurs-programme/ https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/16959/sif-young-social-entrepreneurs-programme/#respond Wed, 23 Oct 2019 10:37:59 +0000 http://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=16959

Singapore International Foundation (SIF) is seeking applications for its Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) Program to inspire, equip and enable youth of different nationalities to embark on social enterprises (SEs) in Singapore and beyond. Application Deadline: 15th December, 2019 Eligible Countries: International To be taken at (country): Singapore About the Award: Through the YSE programme, participants will learn from […]

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MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Startup Competition 2020 for MENA Countries https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/17111/mit-enterprise-forum-mitef/ https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/17111/mit-enterprise-forum-mitef/#respond Mon, 07 Oct 2019 20:14:04 +0000 http://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=17111

The MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) for the Pan Arab Region, in partnership with Community Jameel, the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of Abdul Latif Jameel, and Zain Group, a leading mobile telecom innovator across the Middle East and Africa, announces the launch of the tenth edition of the MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition. Application Deadline: 10th […]

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Echoing Green Fellowship 2019 for Social Entrepreneurs ($80,000 + Leadership Development) https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/11253/echoing-green-fellowship/ Wed, 18 Sep 2019 23:30:21 +0000 http://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=11253

Echoing Green Fellowship is seeking the World’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs to boldly tackle pressing issues in their community. Echoing Green Fellowship Programs will offer more than $4.6 million in seed-stage funding and support this year to emerging leaders working to bring about positive social change. Application Deadline: 16th October, 2019 by 2pm Eligible Countries: […]

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Chivas Venture Accelerator Programme 2020 for Social Entrepreneurs (USD$1,000,000 Funding) https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/16276/the-venture-accelerator-programme/ https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/16276/the-venture-accelerator-programme/#respond Sun, 15 Sep 2019 23:10:41 +0000 http://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=16276

If you run an innovative social business that is helping to create a better future, we want to hear from you. Successful applicants will have a chance to pitch for a share of The Venture’s $1Million fund and will receive world-class mentorship to help accelerate their growth.  Application Deadline: 31st October 2019 To be taken […]

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Mastercard Start Path Global Accelerator Program 2020 for Innovative Startups https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/15933/mastercard-start-path-global-accelerator-program/ https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/15933/mastercard-start-path-global-accelerator-program/#respond Mon, 29 Jul 2019 05:07:37 +0000 http://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=15933

Start Path Global is MasterCard’s worldwide programme for innovative later stage startups from across the globe. Eligible startups will be provided support to travel. Application Timeline: Application deadline: Ongoing Global Pitch Day: In Sept (tbc) Virtual Immersion Day: Btw Nov – Dec (tbc) Offered annually? Yes Eligible Countries: Global To be taken at (country): Dublin, Ireland About the […]

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23 Incubator and Accelerator Programs for Startup Entrepreneurs You Should Know https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/40403/23-incubator-and-accelerator-programs-for-startup-entrepreneurs-you-should-know/ https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/40403/23-incubator-and-accelerator-programs-for-startup-entrepreneurs-you-should-know/#respond Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:25:52 +0000 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=40403

For early stage startup entrepreneurs looking to start off on the right foot, accelerators and incubators offer great ways to start and grow your business. The terms “accelerator” and “incubator” are often assumed to represent the same concept. However, there are a few key distinctions you should be aware of. Accelerators “accelerate” growth of an […]

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NIIT Nigeria Scholarship Programme 2019 for Nigerian Students https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/577/niit-nigeria-scholarship-programme/ https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/577/niit-nigeria-scholarship-programme/#comments Tue, 14 May 2019 20:52:00 +0000 http://blogmobilepro.com/2011/06/12th-niit-nigeria-scholarship-2011-information-technology-%e2%80%93-reminder.html

NIIT is seeking applications from young Nigerians for its 20th National Scholarship. With a thrust on creating skilled manpower for the Nigerian IT industry, the NIIT Nigeria Scholarship will help students get skilled for a Global career in IT through training in technology. Application Deadline: 12th July 2018 Scholarship test date 13th July, 2018 Offered annually? Yes […]

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Miss.Africa Digital Seed Funding 2019 for African Women in Tech Businesses https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/14696/miss-africa-seed-funding/ Wed, 10 Apr 2019 02:25:39 +0000 http://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=14696

Miss.Africa Initiative led by DCA Academy, is announcing a Seed Fund in Africa that will offer grants to support women and girls in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields to launch or expand their own initiatives that will increase their digital opportunities in IT related training, jobs and leadership roles. Application Deadline: 2nd July […]

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Video: 13 Practical Ways to Make Money as a Student (or as anyone else) https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/34886/13-practical-ways-to-make-money-as-a-student-or-as-anyone-else/ https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/34886/13-practical-ways-to-make-money-as-a-student-or-as-anyone-else/#respond Sat, 26 Jan 2019 13:29:59 +0000 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=34886 Make money online as a student

Anyone, student or entrepreneur, young or old, can earn a decent extra income with at least one of these methods. You can use the extra income to support your education, pay bills, travel or whatever it is your heart desires. Do you think pursuing a university degree and making money simultaneously are incompatible? Think again. […]

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Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI) 2019 for Young Nigerian Entrepreneurs https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/17477/carrington-youth-fellowship-initiative/ https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/17477/carrington-youth-fellowship-initiative/#respond Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:24:34 +0000 http://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=17477

The Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI) seeks to develop a select group of young Nigerians into ethical and impactful leaders by connecting them with mentorship, networking, training and funding opportunities over the course of an intensive fellowship year. Application Deadline: 13th January, 2019 Offered annually? Yes Eligible Countries: Nigeria To be taken at (country): Interviews follow at the US […]

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Apply: Africa Energy Indaba African Youth Energy Innovator 2019 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/18490/africa-energy-indaba-african-youth-energy-innovator/ https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/18490/africa-energy-indaba-african-youth-energy-innovator/#respond Thu, 29 Nov 2018 12:46:12 +0000 http://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=18490

Africa Energy Indaba is proud to present the third African Youth Energy Innovator Showcase in 2019.  Application Deadline: 4th January 2019 (midnight GMT+2). About the Award: Africa needs to invest in and grow its next generations of energy leaders if its countries and the broader continent are to compete in the global arena. Africa Energy Indaba is committed […]

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Johnson&Johnson Africa Innovation Challenge 2019 for African Health Entrepreneurs ($100,000 funding + mentorship) https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/17244/johnson-johnson-africa-innovation-challenge/ https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/17244/johnson-johnson-africa-innovation-challenge/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 20:05:17 +0000 http://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=17244

 Johnson and Johnson’s Africa Innovation Challenge (AIC), an initiative to support Africa’s vibrant and growing innovation ecosystem is now accepting submissions to the AIC 2019 challenge. Individuals and companies that have locally sustainable consumer health solutions can submit their solutions to receive funding and mentorship from Johnson & Johnson. Application Deadline: 16th January, 2019 Eligible Countries: Countries in Africa Eligible Fields: There […]

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Global Social Venture Competition 2019 for Aspiring Entrepreneurs https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/17043/global-social-venture-competition/ https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/17043/global-social-venture-competition/#respond Thu, 08 Nov 2018 00:03:02 +0000 http://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=17043

Applications are on for Global Social Venture Competition 2019 to provide aspiring entrepreneurs with mentoring, exposure, and funding to transform their ideas into businesses that will have positive real world impact. Application Deadline: 3rd December, 2018 Eligible Countries: All To be taken at (country): Applicant’s chosen country and Graduate School Business and Society at the Università […]

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GSBI Accelerator Program for Social Entrepreneurs (Silicon Valley Mentorship) 2019 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/15594/santa-clara-university-gsbi-accelerator-programme/ Tue, 30 Oct 2018 06:12:39 +0000 http://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=15594

The GSBI Accelerator invites applications from social entrepreneurs around the world who use science and technology to address problems of people living in poverty. Application Deadline: 3rd November, 2018 Offered annually? Yes Eligible Countries: All To be taken at (country): Silicon Valley, California, USA About the Award: Past participants include many in water supply, energy, agriculture, and environment in developing countries. The […]

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Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) for Innovative Student Entrepreneurs 2019 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/15105/global-student-entrepreneur-awards/ Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:31:37 +0000 http://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=15105

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition for student entrepreneurs who actively run a business. EO GSEA is an exclusive opportunity for student entrepreneurs to make connections, find resources, and grow their businesses! Application Timeline: Deadlines vary according to Regions. Pitch dates for competitions in Africa are listed below: Lagos […]

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MasterCard/CFI Africa Board Fellowship for Finance Leaders in Sub-Saharan Africa 2018 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/13185/africa-board-fellowship/ Wed, 11 Jul 2018 07:42:37 +0000 http://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=13185

With support from MasterCard Foundation and Dutch FMO, CFI is thrilled to be accepting applications for the Africa Board Fellowship! Sub-Saharan African MFIs, fintech, FSP and finserv leaders are encouraged to apply Application Deadline: Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis Eligible Countries: Sub-Saharan African countries About the Award: Weak governance and risk management impede African […]

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RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (Fully-funded to Nairobi, Kenya) 2018 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/29552/ruforum-young-african-entrepreneurs-competition/ https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/29552/ruforum-young-african-entrepreneurs-competition/#respond Fri, 11 May 2018 06:08:49 +0000 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=29552

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is sponsoring a competition for young African entrepreneurs (less than age 40) to showcase their business innovations in agribusiness at the RUFORUM Biennial Conference in October 2018. Application Deadline: 31st August 2018 Eligible Countries: African countries To Be Taken At (Country): Nairobi, Kenya About the Award: The 2018 RUFORUM […]

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Global Good Fellowship for Entrepreneurs 2019 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/21261/google-global-good-fellowship/ https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/21261/google-global-good-fellowship/#respond Wed, 09 May 2018 11:03:25 +0000 http://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=21261

The Global Good Fund wants to invest tens of millions of dollars into startups and entrepreneurs looking to make the world a better place. Application Deadline: 30th June 2018 Eligible Countries: All To be taken at (country): Washington, D. C., US About the Award: The Global Good Fund Fellowship is a 12-month program supporting the leadership development of young social […]

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BMCE Bank of Africa – African Entrepreneurship Award (USD$1 Million) 2018 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/11888/bmce-bank-africa-african-entrepreneurship-award/ Tue, 27 Feb 2018 12:13:32 +0000 http://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=11888 BMCE Bank of Africa - African Entrepreneurship

The mentoring journey continues for businesses with Innovation or in Sports. Apply soon. Application Deadline: You can submit your business idea from 1st March, 2018 through 30th April, 2018. Eligible Countries: African countries About Award: Are you looking for mentoring to launch or grow your business or idea in Africa? Submit your idea starting March 1st to start your journey! This Award mentors entrepreneurs […]

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Bank of Industry (BOI) 2 Billion Naira Graduate Entrepreneurship Fund for NYSC Members 2018 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/17150/bank-industry-graduate-entrepreneurship-fund/ https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/17150/bank-industry-graduate-entrepreneurship-fund/#respond Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:26:11 +0000 http://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=17150

The Graduate Entrepreneurship Fund (GEF) is a special N2 billion empowerment programme for serving members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) which was launched on October 5, 2015. This novel schemes which is a joint initiative of the Bank of Industry (BOI) and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has the following objectives: Application […]

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Google Developers Launchpad Africa for African Tech Startups 2018 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/15736/google-launchpad-build-sub-saharan-africa/ Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:28:55 +0000 http://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=15736 Google Course Builder

Google is currently accepting applications for the first Launchpad Africa class, which will take place in Lagos, Nigeria starting in early 2018. Application Deadline: 11th December 2017 Eligible Countries: Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. To be taken at: Lagos, Nigeria Type: Event Eligibility: Each startup that applies to Launchpad Africa is evaluated carefully. Below are general […]

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H&M Design Award (€25000 Prize+Internship) 2020 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/16573/hm-design-award/ https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/16573/hm-design-award/#respond Tue, 24 Oct 2017 06:58:03 +0000 http://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=16573

The H&M Design Award 2020 is open for 2019 BA or MA graduating students from selected fashion design schools. Students are welcome to participate by submitting their portfolios. Application Deadline: 31st July 2019. Eligible Universities: Find all schools participating in the award here. To be taken at (country): Online and Sweden About the Award: The H&M Design Award […]

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Apply: SPDC JV Regional LiveWIRE Programme 2017 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/9455/shell-livewire/ https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/9455/shell-livewire/#comments Tue, 08 Aug 2017 07:30:11 +0000 http://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=9455

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), operator of the NNPC/Shell/Total/Agip Joint Venture (SPDC JV) announces the commencement of the 2017 SPDC JV Regional LiveWIRE Programme. Application Deadline: 21st August, 2017 Offered Annually? Yes About Programme: Shell LiveWIRE is a youth enterprise development programme supported by the SPDC JV.  The programme aims to inspire, encourage and support […]

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Switch Africa Green (SAG)-SEED Starter for African Entrepreneurs 2017 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/18763/switch-africa-green-sag-seed/ https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/18763/switch-africa-green-sag-seed/#respond Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:47:22 +0000 http://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=18763

Do you have a business idea and need expert support to turn it into reality? Application Deadline: 20th August, 2017 Offered annually? Yes Eligible Countries: African countries To Be Taken At (country):  Kampala, Uganda Challenges: Find solutions for one of the following challenges Agriculture Challenge: What is your business idea to generate decent employment, preserve resources, and feed […]

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Ashoka/American Express Leadership Academy Emerging Innovators Bootcamps for Entrepreneurs 2017 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/14346/ashoka-ubs-social-innovators-for-african-entrepreneurs/ Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:32:40 +0000 http://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=14346

American Express Leadership Academy, a program co-designed with Ashoka is calling all Social Innovators to apply to the leadership Bootcamps, which will be held in five locations around the world this fall. Application Deadline: 30th June 2017 Eligible Countries:  Eligible countries include Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Cyprus, Denmark, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Kenya, Iceland, Ireland, […]

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Apply: NextGen in Franchising Global Competition for Entrepreneurs 2017 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/15830/nextgen-franchising-global-competition/ https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/15830/nextgen-franchising-global-competition/#respond Fri, 19 May 2017 10:24:43 +0000 http://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=15830

The NextGen Global Competition engages young entrepreneurs who are seeking careers and business opportunities in the franchising industry. Application Deadline: 1st September, 2017. Offered annually? Yes Eligible Countries: Global To be taken at (country): USA About the Award: The NextGen Global Competition engages young entrepreneurs who are seeking careers and business opportunities in the franchising industry. Competition prizes range from […]

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Young Africans Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship (YASEF) Program 2017 Nigeria Cohorts 1 & 2 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/18858/young-africans-social-entrepreneurship-fellowship/ https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/18858/young-africans-social-entrepreneurship-fellowship/#respond Wed, 17 May 2017 11:00:50 +0000 http://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=18858

 The Young Africans Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship (YASEF) is for all early-stage social entrepreneurs (Startups  looking for growth Opportunities and Passionate and Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs who have demonstrated footprints in social enterprise and entrepreneurial exploits and are enthusiastic about making monumental and sustainable socio economic change impact on their community and by extension, humanity at large […]

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GAIA Agtech Innovation Challenge for Women Agricultural Entrepreneurs in East Africa 2017 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/16763/agtech-innovation-challenge/ https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/16763/agtech-innovation-challenge/#respond Mon, 06 Mar 2017 07:41:03 +0000 http://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=16763

Gender in Agribusiness Investments in Africa (GAIA) has opened applications for its GAIA AgTech Innovation Challenge in East Africa, aimed at supporting female-run startups in the agriculture space. Application Deadline: 9th March, 2017 Eligible Countries: West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo North Africa: […]

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Microsoft WINsiders4Good Fellowship for East African Entrepreneurs 2017 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/16044/microsoft-winsiders4good-fellowship/ https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/16044/microsoft-winsiders4good-fellowship/#respond Fri, 03 Feb 2017 11:50:25 +0000 http://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=16044 Microsoft 4Afrika Scholarship

Microsoft is thrilled to announce the WINsiders4Good East African Fellowship for 25 East African entrepreneurs interested in bringing their unique idea to life.  Application Deadline: 31st March 2017 Eligible Countries: East African countries To be taken at (country): Kenya About the Award: We belong to the Windows Insiders, the greatest community of people in the world who use the Windows technology we love to eradicate the problems we hate. […]

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Apply: Lagos State Employment Trust Fund for Entrepreneurs 2017 https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/19248/lagos-state-employment-fund/ https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/19248/lagos-state-employment-fund/#respond Tue, 31 Jan 2017 11:55:28 +0000 http://www.afterschoolafrica.com/?p=19248

The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (“LSETF” or “the Fund”), was established by The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund Law 2016 to provide financial support to residents of Lagos State, for job, wealth creation and to tackle unemployment. Application Deadline: 3rd February, 2017 Eligible Countries: Nigeria. Residents of Lagos About the Award: LSETF serves as an instrument to […]

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