Monday, November 18, 2019

Nigerian Giwa-Tubosun wins $250K Jack Ma’s Netrepreneur Prize

Nigerian businesswoman Temie Giwa-Tubosun, founder and CEO, LifeBank has won the first place prize of $250,000 at the first Jack Ma Foundation annual Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI), which held in Accra, Ghana on Saturday night.

Dr. Omar Sakr, founder and CEO, Nawah-Scientific placed second and won $150,000, while
Christelle Kwizera, founder, Water Access Rwanda came third and will go back to Kigali with $100,000.

$1million in prize money was shared to 10 budding African entrepreneurs by ANPI, created by Jack Ma, China’s second richest man and founder of e-commerce behemoth Alibaba after his first trip to Africa in 2017.

The aim of the prize is to support and inspire the next generation of African entrepreneurs who are building a more sustainable and inclusive economy for the future.

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