Hey African Entrepreneurs! Apply For The Forbes Under 30 $1M Change The World Competition 2015

Entrepreneurship is fast growing on the African continent and globally. But as with any industry, there are pitfalls and some good rewards which come in form of of invaluable platforms.
The Forbes Under 30 $1M Change The World Competition is one of those once in a lifetime opportunities for entrepreneurs; be it established or upcoming.
Forbes together with renowned reputable brands are running a competition for entrepreneurs across the world who are under the age of 30.

Who qualifies to enter

- Active social entrepreneurs who were born after October 6, 1985, who are a founder, co-founder, or top executive of their organization.
- Applicants from anywhere in the world.
- Those who are already actively engaged in a social enterprise – this is not a business plan contest, but rather one that will reward and accelerate those entrepreneurs already making a difference.
- Both non-profit and for-profit social entrepreneurs – finalists will come from both categories. ​

How it works
Five or six finalists, selected from the complete pool of competitors, will receive a cash award of $100,000 USD. They will then compete on-stage at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia on October 6, 2015 in front of 2,000 world-class mentors and the best young entrepreneurs and game-changers in the world, as culled from the Forbes 30 Under 30 lists.

The overall winner will receive at least $400,000 USD in additional cash and in-kind support, bringing their award total to at least $500,000 USD, and the overall award total to $1,000,000 USD.

The competition calls on social entrepreneurs with disruptive and scalable ideas with the potential to change the world. It is open to both nonprofit and for-profit enterprises. This is not a business plan competition – organizations or companies must already be in operation and the prize money should be utilized to accelerate the most promising ideas.

Applications will be screened by the Wharton Social Impact Initiative of the University of Pennsylvania. The finalists will be announced in early September.
NB: Applicants MUST have a business that is already operating!

Submission deadline: August 26 Eastern Time. 

Click HERE for applications and term and conditions related information.
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