Alex Handy

The African Innovation Prize

Name: Alex Handy
Organization: The African Innovation Prize
Business plan competitions encourage entrepreneurship and innovation. Competitions allow students to test out ideas in a safe environment supported by mentors, coaches and spurred by the incentive of seed funding. This valuable opportunity should be opened to students/budding entrepreneurs everywhere. In partnership with African Universities, the African Innovation Prize aims to help establish and run a first-rate student business plan competition for African University students. AIP is rooted in the belief that grassroots entrepreneurship is a key driver in knowledge creation and economic development. This iterative business plan competition will also help fuel long-term entrepreneurial thinking in the university ecosystem and enable prospects for new job creation.

Challenge Entries

A business plan competition for African university students that seeks to harness grassroots entrepreneurship to alleviate poverty.