BMCE Bank of Africa announces the final phase of the 2nd edition of the African Entrepreneurship Award


CASABLANCAunnamed1, Morocco, November 4, 2016/ — The BMCE Group Bank of Africa is now announcing the final Round of the 2nd edition of the African Entrepreneurship Award (, an initiative to support African entrepreneurs by rewarding talent and technology transcending borders.

After 3 Rounds of online mentoring 37 finalists from 22 African countries have been selected for the final phase that will take place during a Bootcamp in Casablanca from December 1st to December 4th 2016. Candidates will be prepared for their final presentation through coaching and personal training sessions.

On December 5th, the day following the coaching sessions, a closing ceremony will take place rewarding the most social and sustainable projects in the three categories of the program: Education, Environment, and Uncharted Domains.

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Last year, 10 entrepreneurs shared the 1M$ grant with Business across 8 countries in Africa.

The winners will be assessed by a prestigious jury of international business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Announced in 2014, the award grants one million USD to inspire entrepreneurship across Africa and reward the projects with the strongest social and sustainable impact.

The 2016 2nd edition of the African Entrepreneurship Award gathered over 7,000 applications from 105 countries including all 54 African and has extended its network to 180 partners/mentors from Africa, Europe, Asia and North America.

Distributed by APO on behalf of African Entrepreneurship Award (AEA).

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