Africa Young Entrepreneur Support Funded Program

Africa Young Entrepreneur Support Funded Program

Africa Young Entrepreneur Support Funded Program

Are you an early stage social entrepreneur looking to unlock your potential and create impact?

If yes, then apply for the Africa Young Entrepreneur Support (YES) Funded Program.

The Africa Young Entrepreneur Support (YES) Program is a 6-month funded intensive entrepreneurship, leadership and business training that provides early stage social entrepreneurs of under the age of 30 years, with the resources they need to discover opportunities, unlock their potential and create impact in their local communities.

The program seeks to identify, inspire and empower 25 young social entrepreneurs to recognize opportunities, explore innovative approaches, mobilize resources, manage risks, and build viable social enterprises.

The program will also invest a minimum total of $15000 in grant funding to top fellows during the program.

The Africa YES 2020 program will run from 2nd November 2019 to 28th March 2020 (every Saturday 9.00 am - 4.00 pm) in-person in Nairobi.

Why be part of the Africa YES 2020 program?

  • Develop applicants entrepreneurial leadership skills
  • Hands-on approach on building and growing applicants social venture
  • Access a network of entrepreneurs, mentors and opportunities (including internships, funding and workshops)
  • Access to grant funding (equity free) of at least $5000 for top entrepreneurs.
  • Be a core part of a family/community of ambitious, talented and passionate entrepreneurs tackling big challenges.
  • Access to in program and follow up investment to build and scale applicants venture.
  • Access tailored and customized support for applicants venture including mentors and top talent for their needs.
  • Flexible program that allows applicants to still run their venture during the program.

    Eligibility Criteria

    The Africa Young Entrepreneur Support (YES) Program is looking for self-starters, leaders, change makers who are building viable businesses and creating impact in their local communities and beyond.

    Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • The venture must be solving a clear problem in the community
  • There must be a viable and tested solution already in place (not just an idea)
  • The social venture should have a viable business model
  • The venture should have at least some paying customers or making a revenue in the past 6 months.
  • There should be ambition by the founder of the venture to grow to achieve large scale impact
  • The applicant can commit to attend weekly sessions (every Saturday) in Nairobi from November 2019 to April 2020
  • The applicant can commit to do weekly tasks in relation to their venture
  • The applicant must be working either full time or at least 30 hrs per week in their venture
  • The applicant must be below 30 years of age when applying
  • The venture is legally registered in Kenya or in the process of registration

    How to Apply

    Applicants can apply online through the given website.

    Apply by 13th October.

    For more information and application details, see; Africa Young Entrepreneur Support Funded Program

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