Builders of Africa’s Future


Builders of Africa’s Future (BAF) is a session that celebrates innovation and impact in early stage African enterprise. BAF serves to showcase and award entrepreneurs who are running early stage for-profit and not-for-profits that are addressing Africa’s unique needs through technology or differentiated business models. These unique needs are in health, education, energy, financial inclusion, gender inclusion, nutrition, commerce, industrial development, and other socio-economic good.



Who are Builders?

Founders and executives of companies that meet the above description represent the stories we want the community to learn about developmental progress on the continent. These enterprises and their leaders are our builders. Selection criteria for builder enterprises

Secondary considerations in selecting builders

What can Builders expect from ADIS?

Builders of Africa’s Future is intended to provide recognition (via an award) and a platform (via a presentation) so that the community can learn about the early successes of these enterprises.

To support these two objectives (1) Recognition and (2) Platform, Builders will: