Apply for Jack Ma Foundation’s Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative 2019 (US$1 Million Prize Money)

The Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative is Jack Ma’s flagship entrepreneur program in Africa led by the Jack Ma Foundation. 

The Jack Ma Foundation (JMF) is a charitable organisation founded in 2014 by Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group. 


The Africa Netpreneur Prize will be fully inclusive. Entrepreneurs of any age, gender, and sector who are nationals from any 54 African countries are encouraged to apply. 


US$1 million Prize Money: The Prize will host a grand finale pitch competition in Africa where ten finalists from across the continent will compete for a share of US$1 million in total grant prize money.

Pitch Jack Ma at the Grande Finale: Make it to the grand finale and you’ll have your shot to pitch your story to Jack and the rest of the judges.

Application Process:

March 27th: Applications open to entrepreneurs from across the continet encouraging both traditional and tech driven businesses to apply.

June 30th: The application closes and the review and judging process kicks off.

August 2019: Top 50 applicants will be announced.

October 2019: The final 10 businesses, selected from the top 50 will be announced.

November 2019: The grand finale event where the top ten finalists will pitch Jack Ma and compete for US$1 million in total prize money.

How to Apply:

Click here to get started.

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