Ma Yun’s first African variety show
On the evening of November 16 local time, the final of “Ma Yun African entrepreneur competition” was held in Ghana. After fierce competition, 10 entrepreneurs stood out from more than 10000 competitors from more than 50 countries in Africa, and received a $1 million prize from Ma Yun African entrepreneur fund. Ghanaian President Akufo Addo and former UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon attended the competition to cheer on African entrepreneurs.
13 years ago, Ma Yun served as the judge of winning in China, the most popular entrepreneur competition in China. Since then, he has aroused a wave of entrepreneurship in China. Today, Ma Yun also hopes to inspire the entrepreneurial enthusiasm of young Africans through such a competition.
It is worth mentioning that the shortlisted players are from all walks of life in Africa, and their original intention is to solve social problems. Temie GIWA tubosun, the founder of the champion life bank, is a mother who has experienced dystocia. In order to solve the problem of blood shortage in African hospitals, she founded the “life bank” to help hospitals find healthy blood sources in Nigeria and build a logistics system for efficient distribution. Since her start-up, she has tried to use cars, boats, drones and other means of transportation to deliver blood bags, saving thousands of lives. The second and third place entrepreneurs are dedicated to helping African scientists build scientific laboratories and providing clean water for Africans.
In the final of more than four hours, Ma Yun, together with CAI Chongxin, huntslav mashiwa, the telecommunications giant of Zimbabwe, and ibukun awahica, a Nigerian female banker, served as judges, giving a lot of pertinent suggestions to 10 entrepreneurs.
In his comments, Ma Yun said that participating in the competition will give him more confidence in the young people and entrepreneurs in Africa. He hopes that these “African heroes” will become the seeds of hope in Africa, inspire more people and awaken more people. African entrepreneurs are the hope of Africa.
Ghanaian President Akufo Addo attended the Ma Yun African entrepreneur competition in the morning and rushed to the final in the evening to cheer for African entrepreneurs. Akufo Addo once again thanked Ma Yun for launching the Africa entrepreneurship fund to encourage and encourage African entrepreneurs to develop African economy.
Ban Ki Moon, former Secretary General of the United Nations who served as the consultant of the competition, said that encouraging entrepreneurship and training young people are of great significance for the development of a more prosperous, inclusive and sustainable Africa, which is what Ma Yun does.