Entrepreneurs make a difference by creating jobs and wealth, bringing new innovations to the market and encouraging creativity.
The EY World Entrepreneur Award™ – Southern Africa, now in its 20th year, is more than a business award. It is part of a global programme that helps and supports entrepreneurs build successful and sustainable businesses in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries.
The Southern Africa programme incorporates ten countries: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Malawi, Mauritius, Madagascar, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
This year’s award event will be hosted in November 2017 to announce the overall Master winner who will then go on to compete for the prestigious title of World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ in June 2018. In addition to the Master winner, awards are given to Exceptional and Emerging entrepreneurs.
Entries close July 2017.
Who is eligible to enter?
Entrepreneurs eligible for consideration include:
Company Founders; leaders of multi-generation family business; transformational public and private company CEO’s who have an equity stake in the current business and; previous nominees and finalists.
The entrant should have personal financial stake in the business, either directly or via share options and have built or helped build a business and have been primarilyresponsible for the company’s success and has been in post for a minimum of three years as at 1 January 2017.
What do the judges look for?
Recommendations can be made year-round by submitting a brief “Recommend an Entrepreneur”. Alternatively, you can submit a “Full Nomination” form during the designated nomination period.
Simply complete the Recommend an Entrepreneur form. Once you have submitted your recommendation, the nominee will be sent an email informing them they have been nominated. They will be given instructions on how to complete and submit their nomination for consideration.
Submit a nomination:
For yourself or on behalf of an entrepreneur. Register on our site and complete a nomination form.
- Tell your story well and in your own words.
- Show results with numbers, percentages and statistics.
- Compare yourself to the market and your competition and be concise.
Finalists and winners are selected from all eligible nominations, by an eminent panel of judges.