The African Economic Congress (AEC) has opened it portal for the selection of credible entrepreneurs through its African Startup Challenge.
The Chief Executive Officer of the congress, Mrs Nancy Illoh-Nnaji stated this known in a statement in Abuja on Thursday. She said the start-up was presented to build jobs and boost source of survival in Africa and it also sought to infuse a culture of creativity and foster innovations.
Nnaji explained that African Start-up Challenge was an entrepreneurship sustenance body of the Economic Congress tasked with discussing business development issues relating to startups and small enterprises.
Adding that this development would also help to engage young entrepreneurs eager to tackle the challenges they faced, as well as global challenges through “smart solutions” that transform the economy of Africa and the world .She said the annual competition would highlight Innovation, Technology and Originality in African Entrepreneurs.
The AEC boss noted that application had opened on Oct. 4, and would close Oct. 21, urging interested applicants to draft a short summary of startup ideas, detailing plans on profitability and apply through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, Illoh-Nnaji disclosed that more than 1,000 participants from all over Africa would be at African Economic Congress (AEC) from November 2 to 4 which would be held through televised virtual congress.