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.


    To be the driving force behind Africa’s entrepreneurial revolution, empowering and uniting a new generation of visionary entrepreneurs who lead the transformation of Africa’s economic landscape. We envision a continent where entrepreneurship thrives, innovation knows no boundaries, and sustainable businesses uplift communities, creating a legacy of prosperity for future generations.


    A.Y.E.O offers a wealth of opportunities to connect, learn, grow, and thrive as an entrepreneur in Africa. From networking and financial support to empowering resources and contributing to Africa’s economic progress, A.Y.E. provides a platform for aspiring and established entrepreneurs to make a difference and leave a lasting mark on entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The Chronicle



A.Y.E Organization was Founded


A.Y.E team formation


A.Y.E Started Operations


A.Y.E Advisory Board was Formed


A.Y.E Launched the AYEEP Initiative


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


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


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


A.Y.E Launched the Entrepreneurs Trust Fund


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


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


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

A.Y.E.O  began the establishment and building construction of the world’s first Entrepreneurship Village.

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


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?


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    Vast Networking Opportunities

    As a member of Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs Organization (A.Y.E.), you gain access to an extensive network of fellow entrepreneurs across Africa. This networking platform allows you to connect with like-minded individuals, potential business partners, mentors, and investors, opening up doors for collaboration and business expansion.

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    Empowering Support and Resources

    A.Y.E. is committed to empowering entrepreneurs in Africa by providing essential resources, tools, and support. As a member, you will have access to valuable business insights, industry trends, training programs, workshops, and mentorship opportunities to enhance your entrepreneurial skills and knowledge.

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    Financial Support and Funding Opportunities

    A.Y.E.O is dedicated to financially supporting its members’ business endeavors. Through various initiatives and partnerships, the organization offers funding opportunities, grants, and access to capital, enabling entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into thriving businesses.

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    Social and Intellectual Growth

    Joining A.Y.E. exposes you to a diverse community of entrepreneurs, fostering social and intellectual growth. Engaging in thought-provoking discussions, seminars, and events allows you to learn from others’ experiences, gain fresh perspectives, and explore innovative ideas.

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    Recognition and Exposure

    A.Y.E.O recognizes and celebrates entrepreneurial excellence. As a member, you have the chance to showcase your business achievements and innovations on a prestigious platform, gaining valuable exposure and potential recognition within the African business community.

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    Contributing to Africa’s Economic Growth

    By becoming a member of A.Y.E.O, you play an active role in shaping the economic landscape of Africa. Your participation in this vibrant entrepreneurial community contributes to the continent’s economic growth, job creation, and overall development, making a positive impact on your home country and the entire African continent.

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