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Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs Organization (A.Y.E.) is the largest entrepreneurship network in Africa. A.Y.E unites and empowers entrepreneurs in Africa, by encouraging them to network socially, intellectually and financially, thereby developing a generation of outstanding African entrepreneurs who will shape the economic landscapes of their home countries.

A.Y.E was founded in 2010 and started operations in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2012. Today, the Organization has a footprint covering 20 African Countries including the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.

Since 2012, Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs has not only identified, showcased and empowered budding and emerging entrepreneurs to either commence or scale up their businesses with the relevant resources such as business funding, equipment, executive masterclass in entrepreneurship development, mentorship, conferences, access to angel investors, International Scholarships and access to advertisement but has also leveraged on innovation and technology to provide sustainable solutions in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Our Slogan

“If you can ACHIEVE this much alone; how much MORE can we achieve TOGETHER

We strongly believe that Poverty eradication in Africa can be achieved through entrepreneurship development,empowerment, advocacy, and advancement. Our network comprises of people who are inspired by our vision and passionate about addressing a range of social, economical and environmental challenges.

  • VISION

    To develop, empower and showcaseAfricanentrepreneurs for poverty eradication, job creation and economic development.

  • MISSION

    To build platforms where African entrepreneurs can collaborate, network, trade and be trained to become greater, better and able tofavourably compete with the developed countries.

  • VALUES

    Attitude, Focus, Relevant, Innovation, Creativity, Agility, Novel (A.F.R.I.C.A.N)

  • CULTURE

    We are proudly Africans who work in a fun, flexible, creative and innovative environment. We are driven by our vision andpassion for the African Continent.

  • FOCUS

    The Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs Organization focuses on these 4 E’s.

    • Espousal: We are constantly creating awareness and supporting entrepreneurship development through one on one interactions, mainstream and social media.
    • Education: We provide systemic instructions that offers enlightening experiences through training, workshops, seminars and conferences both online and offline.
    • Engagement: We create platforms where entrepreneurs can interact and network across the continentin other to perform better and have better outcomes. These engagements are both online and offline
    • Empowerment: We encourage African entrepreneurs to take charge of their lives and businesses by providing them with sustainable solutions such as grant funding, equipment, access to angel investors, partners and donors.

The Chronicle

MAJOR HISTORICAL EVENTS

2010

A.Y.E Organization was Founded

2011

A.Y.E team formation

2012

A.Y.E Started Operations

2013

A.Y.E Advisory Board was Formed

2014

A.Y.E Launched the AYEEP Initiative

2015

A.Y.E. Launched the student chapter (AYESA)

2016

A.Y.E Premiered the 13 Episode Reality TV Show that aired on 8 TV stations

2017

A.Y.E Launched the EmpowerBorno project for Internally Displaced Persons

2018

A.Y.E Launched the Entrepreneurs Trust Fund

2019

A.Y.E Launched the Mission One Million Entrepreneurs (M1ME) initiative

2020

A.Y.E held Ground Breaking for the first Entrepreneurship Village in the World

2021

A.Y.E is currently training 10,000 African Female Entrepreneurs

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Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo in a speech appraising the effort of A.Y.E in empowering young entrepreneurs across Africa.
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Team Leaders

EMPOWERING YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS ACROSS AFRICA

Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs Organization leadership team has a long history of success in entrepreneurship, business management, and technology.

OUR TEAM: Get to know the team behind the scenes of the organization.

Why Join?

TOP REASONS BE A MEMBER OF AFRICA'S YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS

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    Networking

    You will have Relationships with a respected panel of advisors and experienced entrepreneurs.

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    Loyalty Patronage

    You will have Loyalty patronage from A.Y.E global partners and Access to profitable investment opportunities

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    Access to Funding

    You will have Access to online business initiative programs and Access to funding for great business initiatives.

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    International Exposure

    You will have International exposure and global networking for your business. You will also have Coaching opportunities for business and career guidance.

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    Business Promotion

    Marketing by free advertisements and interview opportunities in A.Y.E. magazine. Also Free subscription to A.Y.E. magazine and newsletters.

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    Business savvy

    Free access to workshops to aid young entrepreneurs in starting and growing a business. Also a free access to Online networking with other successful entrepreneurs.

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