Generally speaking, the political, economical and social environment in Europe is still not conducive to motivating Africans to feel at home and start their own businesses. Nevertheless, courageous Africans have taken up the challenge to overcome the barriers and embark on useful as well as lucrative projects. The initiatives range from law firms, information technology and import/export businesses to non-governmental organizations. The road to success is not easy and usually very rugged. Those with staying power and normal share of luck eventually achieve success. The Adler Entrepreneurship Awards acknowledge the efforts of Africans in the Diaspora who have taken up the challenge of creating businesses or excelled in their chosen field of professions.