Ye! is represented in a number of countries by the most inspiring and driven young entrepreneurs!
These young entrepreneurs are spearheading the Ye! global movement and lead the charge in building Ye! Local Chapters. They are driven by their desire to support other young entrepreneurs in their country and to highlight the unique challenges faced by youth entrepreneurs. They are the face of Ye! in their countries, and they work hard to organize meetups and events, build partnerships with other organizations, and facilitate a stronger startup ecosystem.
What is a Ye! Local Chapter? Learn more here!
Do you have what it takes to become a Ye! Ambassador in your country? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet our current ambassadors!
And read just a few examples of what they’ve been up to.
Fariha Khan is a student entrepreneur and the founder of the social enterprise Nirmegh Foundation. She is working to facilitate a stronger ecosystem by working with students and experienced entrepreneurs.
Oscar Ndayisengis the co-founder of Asodecom an NGO that dreams of a Burundi free from violence and poverty, and with opportunities for entrepreneurs. Oscar is organizing a series of workshops as well as offering a meet-and-work space every week where young entrepreneurs can gather, work, exchange ideas, and grow their enterprises.
Fady Gayed is building on his experience as a community builder and the founder of MENA Tech Ecosystem, to create a vast and vibrant community spanning multiple cities in Egypt, including Cairo, Alexandria and more.
Wilson Amooro is building the Ye! local chapter in Ghana alongside his work as a the found for TREE - a social enterprise dedicated to teaching and empowering kids to recycle and while learning classical music.
Zurab Pertaia is building the Ye! Community in Georgia by targeting young student entrepreneurs and providing them with resources to launch and grow their enterprises.
Muhammed Muhsin Ayamon is the founder of Zemose, an online construction equipment, machinery and tools rental company, which optimizes productivity by connecting equipment providers to consumers. Muhsin is connecting the Ye! Community in India to university entrepreneurship programs to expand the tools and resources youth have access to.
Pietro Paolo Ganis is the founder of Clairy the smart flowerpot! He is currenty working with his team to build the Ye! local chapter in Italy but creating a comprehensive network of University students who are interested in entrepreneurship!
Ifrah Mohamed Arab was the winner of the Ye! Community, Young Entrepreneurs Award in 2016, organized in collaboration with UNCTAD 14. Leroy Mwasaru is one of Forbes 30-under-30 for his innovation in renewable energy. The two are teaming up to connect Kenyan youth to the myriad opportunities which exist in Kenya's thriving entrepreneurship ecosystem.
'Lanre' Adeloye Olanrewaju is the founder of Babymigo, a startup which connects pregnant mothers with local experts. He is also the Ye! entrepreneur who met the Queen of England! He organizes monthly fireside chats with local, experienced entrepreneurs where they can share their insights with youth entrepreneurs.
Ozaal Zesha is the founder of not one, but two enterprises! He will bring his knowledge of social enterpreneurship and edutainment to building up the Ye! local chapter in Pakistan!
Jay Mark Balmes and Chino Atilano are driving the Ye! Caravan to the universities in the Philippines, bringing star entrepreneurs and speakers to meet up with students! And by simultaneously building partnerships across the Philippines, they’re really building the entrepreneurship ecosystem from the ground up!
Aline Uwase is the founder of HappyNess, a social enterprise which supports artisans, often those in tough economic situations, with skills training and market access tby organizing Sunday Markets.
Bashiru Mansaray is the founder of OS Preneur, an incubator and entrepreneurship hub working to enhance the capacities of social entrepreneurs in Sierra Leone using technology. Bashiru is working to spread the word of Ye! by engaging youth across the country using the medium of radio!
Uganda (Kampala & Jinja Chapters)
Aisha Ali and Eddy Balina will be leading two Chapters in Uganda, one situated in Kampala and one in Jinja, to best serve entrepreneurs across the country. Together they will initative and jointly lead various events to bring together organizations across metropolitan and rural areas.
Gilbert Mwale won the Ye! Pitching Event Zambia in March, 2017 and is now beginning to create a Ye! local chapter to foster a stronger startup ecosystem within Zambia.
We are now looking for more inspiring young entrepreneurs to lead the Ye! Community worldwide!
As a Ye! Country Ambassador, you’ll be the face of Ye! in your country and help build the online and offline entrepreneur community on the ground.
What does that mean? You will be the go-to person for the Ye! members in your country. You will build partnerships in your country. You can organize local meetups, pitching events, and represent Ye! in various national and international events. But you can basically get as creative as you like!
Do you think you have what it takes to be a Ye! ambassador in your country? Get in touch with us!
Some details on the ambassadorship:
- Requirements: You need to 1) have started your own business; 2) be an inspiring example to other young entrepreneurs; and 3) be under 30 years old
- There is no financial compensation for the position – all our ambassadors are doing it because they want to make a difference! But, the role is a lot of fun and comes with a lot of exposure – you can’t put a price on that!
- Assignment is on the basis of 1 year, but can be extended.