Africans with scalable company ideas from all 54 African countries are welcome to apply to the CERUS 5000 AFRICA SMEs Program.
The minimum age for applicants is 18, or the age at which they are no longer considered children in their country.
Candidates who don’t achieve the required score during the application process are ineligible to apply for the program.
Yes. Research institutes, faith-based organizations, trading firms that contribute value, government contractors, and corporations that are not established in Africa are not eligible for the program.
Businesses must not harm the environment, people’s lives, or property. Existing companies or business concepts must be for profit and must be the founders’ original creations.
Yes. All businesses must be businesses with at least 1 year operation
Your application can only be about one type of business. Pick the most innovative/feasible/best business concept you have.
Yes. Cedrus 5000 Africa SMES and affiliated businesses in the CEDRUS GROUP AFRICA do not accept applications from current employees or their families, either individually or as a team, for the Cedrus 5000 Africa SMES Programme.
- Incomplete and incorrect applications.
- Applications which contain illegal or unethical Businesses or Business Ideas.
Interested applicants may register on www.cedrusgroupafrica/smes
Kindly note that the Cedrus 5000 Africa SMESProgramme is free for all applicants.
Kindly ensure to check your inbox, spam and junk mailboxes for confirmation emails. Be sure to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for any further assistance.
We are only able to admit government issued ID like NIN, PVC, Passport and Driver’s License.
Once you have successfully submitted your application, you will receive an email notifying you of your eligibility status for the Cedrus 5000 Africa SMES Programme.
Unfortunately, this is not allowed. Applicants are expected to apply with only one existing business or business idea.
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The Cedrus 5000 Africa SMEs is a closed team. Only members in the SMEs team will be able to view your profile and contact you.
All information submitted for Cedrus 5000 Africa SMES is considered safe and secure. Intellectual property shared in your application is completely confidential, and only shared amongst the Cedrus 5AS team who have signed confidentiality agreements.
Although Cedrus 5000 Africa SMES holds all participants in the program to the highest ethical standards, it is not responsible for any copyright violations or theft of intellectual property on the part of entrepreneurs. Any people discovered to have violated this rule will be disqualified.