2019 Forbes Africa Under 30 Nominations now open!

2019 Forbes Africa Under 30 Nominations now open!

Deadline: February 15, 2019

Forbes Africa is searching for Africans under the age of 30, who are building brands, creating jobs and representing and transforming the continent to join the Under 30 community for 2019. Each year, FORBES AFRICA looks for resilient self-starters, innovators, entrepreneurs and disruptors who have the acumen to stay the course in their chosen field, come what may.

Past honorees include Kwesta, Nomzamo Mbatha, Ink Eze, Isaya Yunge, Jokate Mwegelo, Yannick Nzonde, Gilbert Eugene Peters, Yemi Alade, Vere Shaba, Kevin Lubega, Davido, Rivo Mhlari, Nasty C and Wiz Kid. In addition to the three categories – Creatives, Technology and Business in 2018, this year, FORBES AFRICA introduces a new category — Sports.

If you think you have what it takes to be on this year’s list or know an entrepreneur, creative, technology entrepreneur or sports star under 30 with a proven track-record on the continent – introduce them to FORBES AFRICA by submitting your nomination.

Eligibility

Business and Technology categories

  1. Must bean entrepreneur aged 29 or younger on 30 June 2019
  2. Should have a legitimate REGISTERED business on the continent
  3. Business or businesses should be two years or older
  4. Nominees must have risked own money and have a social impact
  5. Must be profit generating
  6. Must employ people in Africa
  7. All applications must be in English
  8. Should be available and prepared to participate in the Under 30 Meet-Up

Sports Category

  1. Must be a sports person aged 29 or younger on 30 June 2019
  2. Must be representing an African team
  3. Should have a proven track record of no less than two years
  4. Should be making significant earnings
  5. Should have some endorsement deals
  6. Entrepreneurship and social impact is a plus
  7. All applications must be in English
  8. Should be available and prepared to participate in the Under 30 Meet-Up

Creatives

  1. Must be a creative aged 29 or younger on 30 June 2019
  2. Must be from or based in Africa
  3. Should be making significant earnings
  4. Should have a proven creative record of no less than two years
  5. Must have social influence
  6. Entrepreneurship and social impact is a plus
  7. All applications must be in English
  8. Should be available and prepared to participate in the Under 30 Meet-Up

Application

Your entry should include:

  • Country
  • Full Name
  • Company name/Team
  • A short reason why they should be an Under 30
  • Links of published material about nominee
  • Contact information

Share your photographs, via email.

Nominations must be sent to: [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected]. All nominees will be vetted by a panel, FORBES AFRICA editors and the editorial team.

For more information, visit Forbes Africa.

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