Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs Empowerment Nigeria was conceived to effectively affect the business space and entrepreneurial minds of young Nigerians. The conception 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.
Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs Empowerment Nigeria commenced in 2014 and has received accolades since it has garnered over 10,000 young entrepreneurs, stakeholders, government officials, captains of industries and other guests in the last two years. The Web Business Campaign was the platform that boosted entrepreneurs to be reached by angel investors, venture capitalists as they presented their business pitch.
AYEEN 2016 hits the airwaves in a more vast and diverse way, it will be a Pan-Nigerian programme as the 6 geo-political zones (Lagos, Delta, Calabar, Abuja, Kaduna & Borno) are being taken into focus. Auditions will take place in these states as we hope to attract about 100,000 participants thereby empowering 1,000 businesses with grants, facilitated loans, business equipment, specialised skills scholarship and others.
This will be a thirteen episode entrepreneurial reality show that promises to be educative, informative yet entertaining. It will cut across the teeming youth aged 18 to 45 years pitching their ideas and businesses before a well sort out panel of judges. The businesses will cut across the various sectors of the economy: transportation, technology, commodity goods, manufacturing, hospitality, agriculture, waste management and so much more.
The peculiarity of AYEEN 2016 is that there is no ultimate winner rather a thousand people will walk away with various degrees of prizes and awards.