The Africa's Young Entrepreneurs Empowerment Nigeria (AYEEN) is here again (2018) with a long list of available slots for funding, mentoring and training for creative and innovative entrepreneurs in Nigeria. AYEEN which was established since 2014, has succeeded in helping many entrepreneurs in developing several successful businesses. The programme was established to effectively affect the business space and entrepreneurial minds of young Nigerians and has led to the identification of viable business ideas, start-ups and existing businesses which have been generously aided with grants, business mentorship and coaching over the years.
Since her inception, she has received accolades and has garnered over 200,000 young entrepreneurs, stakeholders, government officials, captains of industries, global business giants and other guests. The Web Business Campaign (WBC) and TV program was the platform which has effectively boosted entrepreneurs to be reached by angel investors, venture capitalists as they pitches their business ideas.
Today's AYEEN hits the airwaves in a more vast and diverse way. It will be a Pan-Nigerian programme as the 6 geo-political zones (Lagos, Port Harcourt, Enugu, Abuja, Kaduna & Calabar) are being taken into focus. Auditions will take place in these regions as they hope to attract about 100,000 participants thereby empowering 1,000 businesses with grants, facilitated loans, business equipment, specialized skills scholarship and others. The program which has since been recognized as the foremost entrepreneurship empowerment program in Africa.
Benefits of AYEEN participants
(1) Funding (2) Mentorship (3) Training (4) Empowerment (5) Equipment
The AYEEN program has over the years provided business mentorship and training across Nigeria in various sectors, the programs mostly include Agriculture and Aquaculture training while the participants are empowered with basics of starting up, sustaining and expanding their business. The mentorship program caters to all business sectors giving guidance, advice and necessary information to teething entrepreneurs. Tools are also provided for the grassroot entrepreneurs and artisans to enhance their business productivity.
The peculiarity of AYEEN is that, there will be no ultimate winner rather hundreds of people walk away annually with various degrees of business funding and other forms of empowerment.
AYEEN is known for Empowering and Showcasing Nigerian Entrepreneurs. The A.Y.E Reality TV Show is a thirteen (13) episode entrepreneurial show that broadcast across Africa on over 8 TV Stations. This show is educative, informative, engaging yet entertaining. It showcases selected innovative entrepreneurs who agree to pitch their ideas and businesses before a well sought out panel of international judges on the A.Y.E reality TV show. Teeming youths between the ages of 18 to 45 are invited to pitch their ideas of businesses which cuts across the various sectors of the economy; transportation, technology, commodity goods, food processing, packaging, waste management /re-cycling, manufacturing, hospitality, agriculture, fashion and so much more, encouraging many investors/partners to scout for profitable ventures.
To apply for this great opportunity, visit their official website.