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The Duke of York, Prince Andrew Christian, Nigerian industrialist, Aliko Dangote and former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, have put their weight behind the African Entrepreneurship Programme (AEP), designed to support entrepreneurship in Africa.

The programme is a new initiative of the Global African Investment Summit (TGAIS), a global summit for African public and private sector projects and international investors, and Pitch@Palace, a business incubator/accelerator founded by the Duke of York, to support entrepreneurs.

TGAIS said the programme will support African entrepreneurs and young businesses in need of capital and mentorship to develop businesses by giving them the opportunity to present and connect with potential investors.

“Africa is a continent of growth and home to the world’s youngest population,” said Olusegun Obasanjo, “We are very pleased to support Africa’s growth and develop its workforce through the AEP.”

The top three most talented entrepreneurs will present their business proposals to potential investors, mentors and CEOs at the Pitch@Palace event in London by December 1, 2015.

Interested startups can fill the entry forms here.

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Olumuyiwa Coker | Author

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