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The top 20 finalists for the Jack Ma Foundation-promoted prize; Entrepreneurs from across Africa, have been selected. They represent a wide spectrum of business sectors compete to showcase the best of their entrepreneurial spirit and drive.
Over 9,000 African startups applied for Jack Ma's Africa Netpreneur Prize according to organisers. They stand a chance to win a share of the $1 million grant by the Jack Ma Foundation.
Africa Netpreneur Prize led by Jack Ma Foundation officially open for applications.
Jack Ma's competition for Afrikan digital startups has announced a launch date for 2019.
Jack Ma announced he will retire from his roles at the Alibaba Group on his 54th birthday, 10 September 2018.
Following on accepting and training their first cohort of 24 Afrikan startups as part of the eFounder Fellowship training programme, Alibaba this year went on to launch another initiative aimed at empowering Afrikan technology startups. Named the Netpreneur Prize, the programme will invest a minimum of $1 million a year