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Application Deadline: Ongoing

The FORBES AFRICA 30 Under 30 list is the most-anticipated annual compilation of game-changers in Africa and for 2022, we are on the quest for 30 of the continent’s brightest achievers under the age of 30 from the categories of Business, Technology, Creatives, Sport and Science, particularly Health.

The Class of 2021 was an intrepid cast of young people who navigated the Covid-19 pandemic, also creating social impact.

Applicants/nominees can also now choose more than one category to apply under. If you are a sports star with a business aimed at uplifting the sports sector, choose sports AND business. If you are a creative trying to find innovative ideas using digital landscapes to showcase art, choose the creative AND technology sectors.

Nomination Criteria

Business and Technology categories

  1. Must be an entrepreneur/founder aged 29 or younger on 31 May 2022
  2. Should have a legitimate REGISTERED business on the continent
  3. Business/businesses should be two years or older
  4. The more innovative the business the better
  5. Nominees must have risked own money and have a social impact
  6. Must be profit generating
  7. Must employ people in Africa
  8. All applications must be in English

Sports Category

  1. Must be a sports person aged 29 or younger on 31 May 2022
  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. Endorsement deals would be a bonus
  6. Entrepreneurship and social impact is a plus especially if applying with the Business/Technology category. However business must be legitamate, registered and also two years or older.
  7. All applications must be in English

Creatives category

  1. Must be a creative aged 29 or younger on 31 May 2020
  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. Entrepreneurship and social impact is a plus especially if applying with the Business/Technology category. However business must be legitamate, registered and also two years or older.
  6. All applications must be in English

Health/Science

  1. Must be a creative aged 29 or younger on 31 May 2022
  2. Must be from or based in Africa
  3. Should have a proven record in the field of health and/or science for no less than two years.
  4. Must have social influence and impact.
  5. Entrepreneurship and social impact is a plus especially if applying under the Business/Technology category. However, the business must be legitimate, registered and also two years or older.
  6. All applications must be in English

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the FORBES AFRICA 30 Under 30 class of 2022

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