Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs (A.Y.E) is committed to empowering young entrepreneurs across Africa by creating platforms that facilitate intra-trade on the continent. The organization is dedicated to developing the next generation of outstanding African entrepreneurs, who will shape the economies and political landscapes of their home countries.
AYEEN is looking to finance small business in various sectors of the economy. Winners would be awarded their respective prizes without any stake for the organizers. Although, the business owners and businesses will be duly monitored for a period of one year. The only criteria for the program are that the applicant must be a Nigerian and the business must be located in any of the 36 states of the country.
A.Y.E. was founded on the belief that Africa needs more budding entrepreneurs to succeed and favorably compete with the rest of the developed countries.
It is a Non-Profit Organization with millions of members across 20 African countries and considered the largest entrepreneurship network in the world.
Today, A.Y.E. has supported and showcased thousands of new entrepreneurs across Africa, some of whom have received grants to boost their innovative businesses/ideas. Others have received training, access to affordable loans from the organization’s partners, specialized skills training and networking opportunity with A.Y.E. members.