Nairobi Kenya

Program

Service

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Details

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 30 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.

Criteria

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 August 2020 to December 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

WHY JOIN THE AFRICA YES 2020 PROGRAM

  • Leadership and business acumen skills
  • Build and Grow Your Venture
  • Bespoke startup services

Benefits

During the program, all participants can enjoy:

  • A 3-month membership that will give them full access to work from a co-working space so as to grow their ventures
  • Access to startup services such as accounting, legal, sales, talent at a subsidized rate

At the end of the 6-months program, 3 fellows will be selected to immediately receive:

  • A minimum of $15000 in grant, which is a zero-equity funding
  • Other funding opportunities available and follow-up investment

About Africa YES Centre

The Africa Young Entrepreneur Support (YES) Program is a 6-month intensive fully sponsored entrepreneurship, leadership and business training that provides early-stage social entrepreneurs of between 18 – 29 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 20 young social entrepreneurs to recognize opportunities, explore innovative approaches, mobilize resources, manage risks, and build viable social enterprises.