Young Entrepreneurs Awards

The growth and positioning of BIZNA has created a great network of young entrepreneurs running different businesses. These entrepreneurs require a platform to that will recognize their effort, highlight their entrepreneurial journey and encourage others to become better.

The Young Entrepreneur Awards (YEA) has been designed to identify upcoming and industrious entrepreneurs below 35 years old with great business acumen. The annual award will create a network of outstanding young entrepreneurs and encourage more to start their own businesses.


  • Recognition and award the best of the best

  • Highlight challenges facing the Youth in business

  • Emphasis formalization and growth of a Business

  • Connect businesses with ecosystem enablers


Entries are submitted through an online form that captures relevant information required for shortlisting nominees. A nominee can self-nominated or be nominated.

A panel of Judges Shortlist the best top 3 nominees from every category based on set criteria.

The best top three nominees are subjected to a public vote. Entrepreneurs are encouraged to mobilize supporters to vote for them through online platforms.

All nominees converge in one venue where the winners are announced. Winners are announced based on a weighted model that includes the judge’s score and public vote.

Winners are graded:

  1. Gold – Winner
  2. Silver – 1st runners-up
  3. Bronze – 2nd runners-up.