Check out what's happening in the Ye! Local Chapters!
What happened during the month of July in the Ye! Local Chapters? Each month we will be bringing you a recap of the most exciting news happening in around the world with Ye!.
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Desmund Egbe, with two successful Ye! events already under his belt, is now bringing the Ye! Local Chapter to large scale events and conferences across Cameroon.
Desmund Egbe is the founder of Camer Human Capital. Through his venture, he is dedicated to supporting his fellow peers by offering capacity building programs, mentors, and networking activities. To supplement these activities, he is working as the Ye! Ambassador to ensure youth entrepreneurs across the country have access to the tools and resources they need.
The Ye! Community Cameroon Local Chapter is partnering with Panel Skills Development Foundation in collaboration with the Regional Delegation of Youth Affairs & Civic Education to organize a conference on “Youth Entrepreneurship & Innovation: Enhancing a Safe Space for Youths”. The event will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the Catholic University Institute of Buea, Cameroon.
The conference is in commemoration of the International Youth Day celebrations taking place around the world. The International Youth Day celebrations have not been given much attention in Cameroon. The conference will bring leading young entrepreneurs and experts together. Certain business experts will speak during the conference. Influencers will also be present to drill the youth and other participants, showcasing hidden opportunities ready to be taken advantage of in the Cameroon business environment.
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Mohamed Ndonga Christian - Chad
Mohamed Ndonga Christian is not only the new Ye! Ambassador for Chad, he is also the Managing Director for the Global Entrepreneurship Network in Chad. To support his fellow youth, Christian is organizing a collaboration between the Ye! Community and Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) to ensure youth across the country have access to the networks and support systems they need.
This November, the GEN will be organizing Global Entrepreneurship Week in Chad. The event will feature a variety of events, workshops, discussions, and hackathons. With his access to both the Ye! Community network and that of the GEN, Christian is sure to have a large impact on the youth entrepreneurial ecosystem in Chad. He is organizing a “Startup & Investor Forum” during the final weekend of the GEW where he plans to officially launch the Ye! Community. By using such a large and recognizable event to launch his activities, Christian is ensuring that the Ye! Local Chapter reaches the greatest number of young entrepreneurs. Keep an eye out for more news from Ye! Community in Chad!
Muhsin Ayamon is starting off the Ye! Community in India by presenting at universities throughout the region of Kerala. Recently, he presented the Ye! Community alongside his ambitions for the local chapter at the Android workshop for engineering students. He presented the initiative to more than 30 young people interested in getting greater support for their startup ventures. Following this initial introduction, he went on to give a presentation during a 10-day Kotlin training offered to university students and early stage startups at Cyberpark in Kerala, India.
Muhsin is also working with Ye! Community network partner, Chatur Ideas, to brainstorm ways to grow the local community and enhance the activities of both partners. Chatur Ideas is one of the leading platforms for startup support in India and is interested in maximizing its impact through working with the Ye! Local Chapter. By building this partnership, the Ye! Community can utilize the resources, mentors, and technical support of Chatur Ideas. Look out for great things coming from this partnership!
Stay tuned for more information and updates on the Facebook page!
Ozaal Zesha has jump started the Ye! Community in Pakistan with a bang!
Three workshops on entrepreneurship and financial empowerment have already been carried out by the local chapter of the Ye! Community in Pakistan. These workshops were organized in collaboration with WhizKids and Plan9 Technology Incubator. The sessions were hosted by Ozaal Zesha and the local chapter team. Each workshop consisted of a domain expert who shared his/her experience and mentored the young kids about the subject at hand. The goal of these workshops was to help aspiring entrepreneurs in Pakistan create their own startups and products. The next workshop with WhizKids was held on the 30th of July.
The Ye! Community in Pakistan also carried out the pilot run of ‘Failure Nights’ to see how to structure the program. The first 'Failure Night' is set to be hosted in the 1st week of August, so stay tuned! Want to stay up to date on all their activities? Like the Facebook page!
This past month, Ye! Ambassador for Rwanda, Christian Kitumaini, kicked off the Ye! Community in Rwanda during a networking event for his company - G5 Business Makers.
The G5 Businessmakers Program offers paid services to support entrepreneurs who are serious about growing their enterprises. Their services include consultancy, networking, mentoring, and events. This past month’s event focused on striking a balance between work and personal life. Learn more about their upcoming events here.
To follow up on the Ye! Community launch, Christian will be organizing his initial Ye! Community Rwanda meet up. Followers of the Facebook page, members of the WhatsApp chat, and interested guests from the G5 Business Makers event will be invited to share their perspectives on how the Ye! Community can best assist youth in Rwanda. This will provide a valuable opportunity for Christian to structure the community’s goals around what young entrepreneurs need most. Look out for the first meeting tomorrow August 3 2018.
Following this meeting, he will begin organizing the first workshop on ‘How to Grow a Successful Enterprise.’ Stay tuned via Facebook.
The Ye! Community Uganda’s second annual Summit is on August 23rd & 24th 2018. Applications are open to eligible entrepreneurs from Uganda who want to win the Ye! Uganda - Youth Entrepreneur 2018 Award. Are you:
Operational for more than 1 year
Dedicated to people, profits, and the planet?
Then Apply here and don’t miss out on all the Summit activities planned this year. The tentative agenda features, UN Women Uganda, Enterprise Uganda, and a youth panel. This is a must attend event organized 100% by young entrepreneurs, for young entrepreneurs.
Sandra and her team have also been working hard to build lasting partnerships to ensure a more comprehensive support network is available for young entrepreneurs across Uganda. Recently, the Ye! Local Chapter in Uganda has signed MOUs with the Uganda Small Scale Industries Assocation (USSIA), UN Women Uganda, and Makerere University Business School (MUBS). With more and more stakeholders looking to work with the Ye! Community in Uganda, these youth entrepreneurs are bringing change to the entrepreneurship ecosystem and securing a stronger future for youth-led enterprise.
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GIlbert Mwale, Ye! Ambassador for Zambia wasted no time after returning from the Ye! Community Ambassadors Meeting in Saudi Arabia before jumping into a pitch competition.
Gilbert participated in the Slush 2018 Pitch Event. Slush is one of the leading tech startup conferences in Helsinki, Finland. Slush events support impact startups and showcase the exciting business opportunities in emerging markets.15 startups pitched, representing a variety of sectors from agritech and cleantech all the way to consumer goods, but all with a focus on social entrepreneurship and impact. The Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme (SAIS) was the local organizer. More than 50 people attended the event. An esteemed Jury judged the pitches, of which Sven Haefner from 30Thirty Capital was one.
The winner was offered the chance to grow their enterprise in the Slush Global Impact Accelerator (GIA). Slush Global Impact Accelerator (GIA) is a program created in collaboration with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and other global partners. The winner of the pitch competition is offered the chance to travel to Slush in Helsinki, Finland.
Although Gilbert didn’t win this time, the experience provided him with another opportunity to practice his pitch and share his enterprise with an international audience. Don’t miss out on opportunities like the Slush Pitch Competition for your business. Join the Facebook page and learn about upcoming opportunities like this one.