The final of the first edition of Grand Prix of Excellence will be held in Libreville (Gabon) on 29th November 2014. In order to optimize chances of 30 nominees in “Hope” category, the steering committee initiated on 21st and 22nd November, a coaching centered on public speaking. The beneficiaries of these two days of works learnt how to defend their business plan.
Junior Achievement supports the ambitious “Emergent Gabon” plan with Grand Prix of Excellence. According to its organizers, the competition aims at identifying and helping the emergent small and medium-sized enterprises in the sectors of environment, industries and services.
“Action” category is opened to young entrepreneurs (20-40 years old) owners of a company duly registered in the Commercial court in Gabon or abroad (at least two years of existence).
An envelope for 37 500 000 FCFA (75.000 $) is kept for the prize-winner of this category whereas 15 best projects of “Hope” can be financed up to 30 million FCFA.
“No job, no business sector, no opportunity must be neglected at the time when – mentalities, value chains, industry, investments – change is a national priority. A new generation of economic actors opened on a world without borders must be set out to conquer markets for a more including and strong growth“, indicated President Ali Bongo on his Facebook page, during the launching of the project.
Original text by: Roger ADZAFO