Jack Ma, the founder and the executive chairman of Alibaba Group, established Jack Ma Foundation Netpreneur Prize to support businesses in digital economy by funding entrepreneurs in Africa. The prize will focus on internet-led businesses that help advance technology and innovation in Africa. The entrepreneurs will get a million USD per year for 10 years through competitions.
The Ban Ki-moon Centre’s Co-chairman Ban Ki-moon was named to the advisory board of the Netpreneur Prize. Ban expressed his excitement to join the advisory board through a video message and said,
“we aim to support African entrepreneurs to build a more inclusive and prosperous Africa and dramatically shape the future prospects of the continent for the better.”
“All young Africans should seize the opportunity to aim high,” Ban urged to the African youth, especially women, “put your best foot forward and I look forward to your application to the African Netpreneur Prize.” Ban sees that the empowerment of youth and women and the development of the global digital economy in Africa will make the continent become the leader of the next century.
For more information: http://netpreneur.africa/
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