Jack Ma Foundation Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative 2019 for young African Entrepreneurs

Application Deadline: 30th June 2019

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

The ANPI Structure

The ANPI is led by the Jack Ma Foundation in partnership with:

Nailab – an East African accelerator in Kenya and a lead partner to the ANPI

NINE – a West African partner and the largest incubator network in Nigeria

RiseUp – a North Africa partner and a platform that connects startups with resources

22 on Sloane – a Southern African partner and the largest startup campus in Africa


The 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.


  1. Applications Launch: 27th March 2019
  2. Deadline for applications: 30th June 2019
  3. Announcement of the top 50 regional finalists: August 2019
  4. Announcement of the final 10 finalists: October 2019
  5. Grand Finale pitch event: November 2019

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative 2019


  1. Interested my son is doing water bottling company called Maletsunyane Production. He is 17 years and studying Diploma in Business at Machabeng International college.


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