Temie Giwa-Tubosun has emerged the overall winner of the 2019 African Netprenuer prize Initiative during the ‘Africa’s Business Heroes Show’.
Omar Sakr from Egypt emerged the second winner, while Christelle Kwizera from Rwanda emerged third winner.
The winners were announced on 16 November 2019 during the Netpreneur 2019 Conference, which held at the Accra International Conference Centre in Accra, Ghana.
The African Netprenuer prize initiative, founded by Jack Ma and sponsored by Alibaba Foundation for Africa, brought together ten of the best young entrepreneurs for a chance to win a share of USD $1 million.
These were entrepreneurs chosen from over 50 African countries over a 7 month period, who demonstrated great passion and initiative to change their communities for the better.
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Winners have emerged at the 2019 Finnovex West Africa Awards held on October 22, 2019 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Lagos.
The event, co-located with Finnovex West Africa and organised under the patronage of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), provided a platform for industry shaping discussions with experts, thought leaders and innovators across the financial services community worldwide. The 2-day conference focused on global trends, disruptions and how market players can determine opportunities and respond to the threats. The gathering also provided an opportunity for financial experts to share knowledge on big and pressing issues, ranging from Financial Technology (FinTech) disruptions to financial inclusion, blockchain and regtech.
Finnovex is sponsored by several organisations, including Marketing Technology giant, Netcore Solutions.
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Chidera Vanessa Akamelu has won The Young CEO 2019 Entrepreneur Reality TV Show at the grand finale held at Pelican International Hotel, Chevy View Estate, Chevron Drive, Lekki, Lagos.
Conceived as a platform to promote and support young entrepreneurs, who are doing great in their business ventures, the fiercely contested show began on September 14  with a grand opening, with 25 rising entrepreneurs drawn from diverse fields nationwide. However, as the show progressed, only five contestants made it to the grand finale.
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