EYEAFRICA TV: Accra, Ghana: The Africa Netpreneur Conference closed in Accra, capital of Ghana, on Saturday, with 10 youths emerging from more than 10,000 to win the one million dollar award.
Netpreneur, also known as African version of “Win in China”, a reality television show in China. The premise of the show was to compete in starting up businesses over the networks.
The award was provided by the Jack Ma African Young Entrepreneurs Fund.
On the evening of November 16, local time, 10 young people were selected from the more than 10,000 candidates from over 50 African countries for the finals.
In the end, Tami Givatubo from Nigeria won the champion, pocketing a cash prize of 250,000 U.S. dollars for his a medical equipment distribution company known as “Life Bank” he created. He used data and technology to help medical workers discover important medical products that saved more than 5,300 lives in Nigeria.
The other nine competitors are from Egypt, Nigeria, Liberia, Rwanda and Côte d’Ivoire. Their start-ups covered such areas as food, agriculture, medicine, cosmetics, shoemaking and research equipment.
Sponsored by the Jack Ma African Young Entrepreneurs Fund, the Netpreneur Conference plans to select 10 young entrepreneurs in Africa each year and provide a total of 10 million U.S. dollars over the next 10 years as technical training support.
The conference has made a TV program recording the whole process of the competition entitled “African Business Heroes” and the program will be on air in African countries in a bid to inspire the entrepreneurship in African youths.