The Africa young entrepreneur support funded program for African Entrepreneurs (Fully-funded): Seeking for an opportunity to expand of you are you an early-stage young social entrepreneur looking to unlock your potential, grow your venture and create more impact in your community? The Africa young entrepreneur support funded program (starting August 2020) applications are here.
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 an 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.
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The deadline for this year Africa Yes Program is on the 10th June, 2020.
Eligible Countries: African countries
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Award:
- LEADERSHIP AND BUSINESS ACUMEN SKILLS: Our hands-on training sessions delivered by experienced facilitators are tailored to help you become a great entrepreneurial leader equipped with skills that are vital in helping your venture grow
- BUILD & GROW YOUR VENTURE: Our practical and real-world sessions by entrepreneurs and facilitators mean you get to apply what you are learning each week to your venture while getting feedback to help you grow and your venture grow.
- ACCESS FUNDING UP TO 15000 USD: During the 6-months program, at least 3 fellows will be selected to receive a minimum of 15,000 USD in total grants, which is zero-equity funding. Entrepreneurs will also be connected to other funding opportunities available.
- ACCESS NETWORKS, MENTORS & OPPORTUNITIES: As part of the program, you will connect deeper with other social entrepreneurs, mentors and other entrepreneurship ecosystem players, including exclusive opportunities and workshops
- ACCESS 3 MONTHS CO-WORKING SPACE: Participants for the program will enjoy a 3-month membership that will give them full access to work from the YES co-working space so as to grow their ventures. Teams can enjoy this during the program.
- BESPOKE STARTUP SERVICES: Entrepreneurs will have access to startup services such as accounting, legal, sales, talent at a subsidized rate as being part of the program. Teams to also receive follow up investment.
Duration of Award: 6 months
How to Apply for Africa young entrepreneur support funded program
Advice It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.
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