Jack Ma, founder of China's Internet giant Alibaba, said his foundation has dedicated a support package to young entrepreneurs across the African continent. Jack Ma Foundation gave a total cash prize of one million U.S. dollars to support the enterprises of 10 young African entrepreneurs during the maiden Netpreneurs' awards ceremony held in Ghana's capital Accra.
"Entrepreneurs should be the real heroes of Africa. Heroes are those people who make the impossible possible," said Ma. "If Africa will develop; if Africa wants to solve its problems; if Africa wants sustainable growth, the most important thing is that you should create innovative ways. We need entrepreneurs to join forces together to develop Africa." ■