Mmegi Online :: Botswana company among ten Africa Entrepreneurship Awards finalists
Banners
Banners
Banners
Banners
Last Updated
Monday 25 June 2018, 19:00 pm.
Banners
Botswana company among ten Africa Entrepreneurship Awards finalists

NTR Technology Holdings, a local company, is among ten finalists for this year's Africa Entrepreneurship Awards, which carry a value of US$350, 000 (P2.27 million).
By Staff Writer Mon 25 Jun 2018, 19:46 pm (GMT +2)
Mmegi Online :: Botswana company among ten Africa Entrepreneurship Awards finalists








The awards, run by investment firms Legatum and Omidyar Network, are designed to honour and celebrate Africa's most innovative and inspiring entrepreneurs. NTR Technology is a diversified engineering group specialising in industrial automation, electrical distribution, ICT, telecommunication, electrical and mechanical engineering and fleet management systems. Should it be successful, the wholly citizen-owned and ISO-registered company will be presented with various accolades in Nairobi, Kenya on December 6. Designed to promote commerce as a driving force in Africa's economic growth, the Africa Awards focus on celebrating the standards of business excellence within Africa and building a strong network of African entrepreneurs as a source of learning and shared best practices.

More than 2, 700 companies from 15 countries submitted entries to compete for the grand prize of US$100, 000 and five other prizes of US$ 50, 000 each. Speaking about the Awards, Alan McCormick, Managing Director of Legatum, commented: "This year's Africa Awards has far surpassed our expectations in terms of quality and leadership and trumpets the message that Africa is open for business. The 10 finalists from diverse sectors and geographies all demonstrate the vital role played by entrepreneurs in creating opportunity and growth within their economies, and through the Africa Awards, Legatum is pleased to recognise these leaders of remarkable companies and the contribution

Banners

they are making to promoting prosperity across the continent."

Other finalists are from countries such as Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Ethiopia and Ghana.

The competition was launched in July 2010 and entrepreneurs submitted applications from Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

Finalists will make formal presentations to an international jury of business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors in Nairobi early this December. The jury will be chaired by Tokunbo Talabi of Superflux International, the Grand Prize Winner of the 2008 Africa Awards and will include some of Africa's most prominent business leaders amongst whom are Dr. Manu Chandaria, Chairman of Comcraft Ltd.; Dr. James Mwangi, CEO of Equity Bank; and Mr. Kibuga Kariithi, ex-CEO of Nairobi Stock Exchange.

The 2010 Africa Awards winners will be announced at a Gala Banquet, attended by an invitation-only audience of Africa's business leaders, policymakers and investors, on Monday December 6 in Nairobi.

"Omidyar Network and Legatum share the conviction that entrepreneurs are vital to fostering new opportunities in Africa," said Matt Bannick, Managing Partner of Omidyar Network.

"We congratulate the 10 finalists. They clearly demonstrate the dynamic leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, and commitment to innovation that has enabled them to achieve success and create opportunity in their countries of operation."

Subscribe to our Newsletter
Banners
Banners
Banners


Banners
Banners
Exchange Rates
FOREIGN EXCHANGE: Wednesday, 17 Jan 2018
FOREIGN / PULA
PULA / FOREIGN
1 USD = Pula   9.7656
1 GBP = Pula   13.4590
1 EUR = Pula   11.9617
1 YEN = Pula   0.0882
1 ZAR = Pula   0.7938
1 Pula = USD   0.1024
1 Pula = GBP   0.0743
1 Pula = EUR   0.0836
1 Pula = YEN   11.34
1 Pula = ZAR   1.2597
Subscribe to our Newsletter
have a story? Send us a Tip
Banners
  • Previous
    Ocean
    Next
    Masa Centre
    ::: Friday 22 Jun - Thursday 28 Jun :::
    Ocean's Eight
    Isle of Dogs
    Incredibles 2
    Hereditary
    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • Previous
    Incredibles 2
    Next
    Riverwalk
    ::: Friday 22 Jun - Thursday 28 Jun :::
    Incredibles 2
    Ocean's Eight
    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
    Breaking In
  • Previous
    Isle of Dogs
    Next
    Gamecity
    ::: Friday 22 Jun - Thursday 28 Jun :::
    Isle of Dogs
    Ocean's Eight
    Hereditary
    Incredibles 2
    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
    Breaking In
Selefu
DCEC
Banners
Banners
istanbul escort