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 was held in Accra, Ghana, on Saturday night.
The Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative took to Twitter to share the good news, praising Giwa-Tubosun for showing up and making Africa proud.
Dr Omar Sakr, founder and CEO, Nawah-Scientific, came 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.