Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ About the Boma Prize for Africa

What is the Boma Prize for Africa?

The Boma Prize for Africa is an annual competition designed to identify, support, and celebrate innovative solutions by African entrepreneurs that address the continent’s most pressing challenges. It aims to foster sustainable development, economic growth, and community improvement across Africa.

Who can apply for the Boma Prize for Africa?

We welcome applications from African entrepreneurs, innovators, and startups at any stage of development. Applicants should have a solution that addresses a significant challenge within the African continent and demonstrates potential for impact and sustainability.

Is there a registration fee for the Boma Prize for Africa?

There is no registration fee. The Boma Prize for Africa is FREE

What are the prize categories and awards?

The Boma Prize for Africa includes several categories aligned with critical sectors such as healthcare, education, agriculture, technology, and sustainability. Awards include financial grants, valued services, mentorship opportunities, and global exposure to winners and notable participants.

How is the Boma Prize for Africa funded?

The Boma Prize for Africa is funded through sponsorships, and partnerships with organizations committed to supporting African innovation. We operate as an independent, not-for-profit community organization.

How are winners selected?

Winners are selected through a rigorous evaluation process conducted by a panel of experts in various fields. Criteria include innovation and originality, impact potential, feasibility, market viability, and the team’s capability and commitment.

Can I apply if my project is in the early stages?

Absolutely! We encourage applications from projects at any stage, from idea to scale-up. The key is the potential for impact and the feasibility of your solution.

When is the application deadline?

The application deadline varies each year. Please refer to our website for the most current information regarding deadlines and important dates.

How can I become a sponsor or partner of the Boma Prize for Africa?

We welcome support from organizations and individuals who share our vision. For sponsorship and partnership inquiries, please contact us at for more information on how you can contribute.

How can I volunteer with the Boma Prize for Africa?

Volunteers play a vital role in the success of the Boma Prize for Africa. If you’re interested in volunteering, please fill out our volunteer registration form on our website, and we’ll get in touch with opportunities that match your interests and skills.

Where can I find more information or get help with my application?

For more information or assistance with your application, please visit our website or contact our support team at We’re here to help!

2024 Application for the Boma Prize for Africa is Now Open

Our year-long competition challenges small businesses, entrepreneurs, and startups to show the viability and scalability of their businesses through a virtual and in-person pitch.