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Forbes Africa’s 30 Under 30 Class of 2021 – Call For Nominations

Forbes Africa's 30 Under 30

The nominations for the Forbes Africa’s 30 Under 30 Class of 2021 is now open to Africans to apply. It is seeking nominations of entrepreneurs, creatives, sports stars, and technology geeks who are under the age of 30. It is open to changemakers who have a proven track record on the African continent.

Do you know anyone that should be a candidate of the Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 Class of 2021? Nominate them now.

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Forbes Africa 30 Under 30

Forbes Africa is on the hunt for Africans under the age of 30 who are leading the change, building brands, creating jobs and transforming the continent, to join the magazine’s Under 30 community for 2021. Each year, FORBES AFRICA looks for resilient self-starters, innovators, entrepreneurs and disruptors who have the acumen to stay the course in their chosen filed, whatever happens.

The FORBES AFRICA 30 Under 30 list is the most-anticipated list of game-changers on the continent and this year, they are hunting for 30 of Africa’s brightest achievers under the age of 30 spanning these categories: Business, Technology, Creatives and Sport.

Continuing with final list of 30, 2021 will go down in history as the Under 30s who survived and thrived during one of the most turbulent times recorded: the global COVID-19 pandemic. The candidate will be honored even more for their tenacity and resilience as leaders charting a non-linear trajectory to success.

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Nominations/Applications Criteria:

To nominate or apply, you must be eligible in any of these categories;

Business and Technology categories

  1. Must be an entrepreneur/founder aged 29 or younger on 31 March 2021
  2. You should have a legitimate REGISTERED business on the continent
  3. Your business/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. Also, should be available and ready to participate in the Under 30 Meet-Up

Sports Category

  1. Must be a sports person aged 29 or younger on 31 March 2021
  2. Must be representing an African team
  3. Should have a proven track record of no less than two years
  4. You 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. Also, should be available and ready to participate in the Under 30 meet-Up

Creatives Category

  1. Must be a creative aged 29 or younger on 31 March 2021
  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. Also, should be available and prepared to participate in the Under 30 Meet-Up

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Selection Criteria

The judging process will take place in four stages;

The first stage will be the evaluation of your motivation. If you do not get a feedback (within a specific period) please deem your nomination as unsuccessful.

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The second stage will require potential candidates to submit more documentation for the next stage of assessment.

The third stage will include an analysis of your financials, revenue model and credibility. An in-depth research will be conducted into who you are and your company/team. (no criminal records, troubling lawsuits/bankruptcies, allegations of crime, bad behavior, sexual harassment/abuse or fraud).

Then, final stage will have an expert panel of judges assess the strong candidates, whittling them down to the final 30. More so, the editorial and research team makes the final selection based on judges’ scoring/remarks and adjusts for diversity across company type, gender, background, etc.

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Do you know anyone who should be on the most coveted list of the year? Nominate now for the Forbes Africa’s 30 Under 30 Class of 2021 using this link; https://www.forbesafrica.com/under-30/2020/12/14/application-for-nominations-for-forbes-africas-30-under-30-class-of-2021/

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