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COULD YOU BE ON THE 2019 FORBES AFRICA UNDER 30 LIST?

Forbes Africa is on the hunt for Africans under the age of 30, who are building brands, creating jobs and representing and transforming the continent, to join the Under 30 community for 2019.

Each year, Forbes Africa looks for resilient self-starters, innovators, entrepreneurs and disruptors who have the acumen to stay the course in their chosen field, come what may.

Past honorees include Kwesta, Nomzamo Mbatha, Ink Eze, Isaya Yunge, Jokate Mwegelo, Yannick Nzonde, Gilbert Eugene Peters, Yemi Alade, Vere Shaba, Kevin Lubega, Davido, Rivo Mhlari, Nasty C and Wiz Kid.

 “2019 will be the fifth anniversary of the FORBES AFRICA Under 30 list. Every year, there emerges, in the continent of a billion-plus people, young luminaries who are blazing a trail to the finish line, and the idea of the list is to unearth and uncover them on their way up.”

Forbes Africa Managing Editor, Methil Renuka

In addition to the three categories – Creatives, Technology and Business in 2018, this year, Forbes Africa introduces a new category — Sport.

Best-Selling Author, Singularity University Faculty Member, Global Speaker
and Trend Specialist, John Sanei

 “Leaders are also born in the world of sport. It requires grit and determination to be a game-changer and they definitely need to be celebrated early.”

Forbes Africa Managing Editor, Methil Renuka

2019 will also see the return of the Forbes Africa Under 30 Meet-Up following last years smash-hit inaugural gathering. Although scheduled for later in the year, the event promises to be bigger and better than last years, with Under 30’s and change-makers from across the continent, coming together in Johannesburg to connect, share ideas and build on their new found platform.

If you think you have what it takes to be on this year’s list or know an entrepreneur, creative, technology entrepreneur or sports star under 30 with a proven track-record on the continent – introduce them to Forbes Africa by submitting your nomination

Nominations close on 15 February 2019.

NOMINATIONS CRITERIA:

Business and Technology categories

  1. Must be an entrepreneur aged 29 or younger on 30 June 2019
  2. Should have a legitimate REGISTERED business on the continent
  3. Business or businesses should be two years or older
  4. Nominees must have risked own money and have a social impact
  5. Must be profit generating
  6. Must employ people in Africa
  7. All applications must be in English
  8. Should be available and prepared to participate in the Under 30 Meet-Up

Sports Category

  1. Must be a sports person aged 29 or younger on 30 June 2019
  2. Must be representing an African team
  3. Should have a proven track record of no less than two years
  4. Should be making significant earnings
  5. Should have some endorsement deals
  6. Entrepreneurship and social impact is a plus
  7. All applications must be in English
  8. Should be available and prepared to participate in the Under 30 Meet-Up

Creatives

  1. Must be a creative aged 29 or younger on 30 June 2019
  2. Must be from or based in Africa
  3. Should be making significant earnings
  4. Should have a proven creative record of no less than two years
  5. Must have social influence
  6. Entrepreneurship and social impact is a plus
  7. All applications must be in English
  8. Should be available and prepared to participate in the Under 30 Meet-Up

Your entry should include:

  • Country
  • Full Name
  • Company name/Team
  • A short reason why they should be an Under 30
  • Links of published material about nominee
  • Contact information

Share your photographs, via email. Nominations must be sent to: 30under30@abn360.com

All nominees will be vetted by a panel, Forbes Africa editors and the editorial team.

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