The African Entrepreneurship Award Program held in Casablanca, Morocco, is a Moroccan based awards organization. Its objective is to honour African entrepreneurship.
This year’s event was the 4th edition so far. It had a prize pool of USD1million, and the two Ghanaian start-ups won USD125,000.
Ama Dadson’s start-up, AkooBooks Audio, won in the High Potential Innovation Award in this this year’s edition of the Annual African Entrepreneurship Award Program. Miss Dadson took away USD25,000 from the High Potential Innovation Projects category.
AkooBooks Audio CEO, Ama Dadson said, “I am so grateful to the AEA Presidential Jury for their support and belief in our businesses. The untapped potential of digital distribution on mobile devices, to provide access to all the African books.” Miss Dadson continued that these books are “needed by young Africans for their growth and inspiration is enormous. Audiobooks can be listened to anytime, anywhere.”
Lincoln Peedah, CEO of Neat Eco Feeds also remarked, “Build a heart to contain the shocks and glory when they come on your entrepreneurial journey!”
The African Entrepreneurship Award Program board
The African Entrepreneurship Award Program has a Presidential Jury, which nominates and selects the AEA Winners. The jury is comprised of industry doyens.
They include Othman Benjelloun (Morocco), chairman & CEO of BMCE Bank of Africa, Deborah Ahenkorah (Ghana), Founder of Golden Baobab. Also, Amadou Gallo Fall (South Africa), NBA Managing Director for Africa, Gong Li (USA), Retired Chairman Accenture Technology Innovation,
The others are JB Duler, (France/Silicon Valley), French-American Silicon Valley Executive and Aubrey Kent (USA), Founder of Sports Industry Research Center.