Empowerment and funding for smart business ideas
AYEEN was conceived to effectively affect the business space and entrepreneurial minds of young Nigerians. The conception has led to the identification of viable business ideas, start-ups and existing businesses which have been generously aided with funding, business mentorship and training. The peculiarity of AYEEN is that, there will be no ultimate winner rather hundreds of people walk away annually with various degrees of business funding and other forms of empowerment.
AYEEN Testimonial Record
Africa's Young Entrepreneurs Empowerment Nigeria commenced in 2014 and has received accolades from stakeholders, government officials, captains of industry, global business giants and other guests in the last four years. The program which has garnered over 200,000 young entrepreneurs, has since been recognized as the foremost entrepreneurship empowerment program in Africa. The Web Business Campaign (WBC) and TV program was the platform that exposed entrepreneurs to be reached by global angel investors and venture capitalists as they present their business ideas.
Mentorship, Training & Equipment for Entrepreneurs
The AYEEN program has over the years provided business mentorship and training across Nigeria in various sectors, the programs mostly include Agriculture and Aquaculture training while the participants are empowered with basics of starting up, sustaining and expanding their business. The mentorship program caters to all business sectors giving guidance, advice and necessary information to teething entrepreneurs. Tools are also provided for the grassroot entrepreneurs and artisans to enhance their business productivity.
Empowering & Showcasing Nigerian Entrepreneurs
The A.Y.E Reality TV Show is a thirteen (13) episode entrepreneurial show that broadcast across Africa on over 8 TV Stations. The Reality Show unlike others and those in its Genre is very educative, informative, engaging yet entertaining. It showcases selected innovative entrepreneurs who agree to pitch their ideas and businesses before a well sought out panel of international judges on the A.Y.E reality TV show. Their businesses cut across the various sectors of the economy; transportation, technology, commodity goods, food processing, packaging, waste management /re-cycling, manufacturing, hospitality, agriculture, fashion and so much more encouraging many investors/partners to scout for profitable ventures.
AYEEN was conceived to effectively affect the business space & entrepreneurial minds of young Nigerians
Empowering & Showcasing Nigerian Entrepreneurs
It always get better every year, i wish i could sign up annually!
I almost did not register, but when i heard they were choosing 500 people, i said to myself if my business does not qualify among 500, then its not worth it. and here i am .... I am a beneficiary . May the Almighty Allah bless this group.
I met with my role model last year, Mrs folorunsho Alakija who took a one on one picture with me where presenting to me my certificate ,i can only say this program truly makes dream come through
I never believed when i was contacted that i was chosen. I couldn't believe i got the money to start my business , it was all like a dream. May GOD continue to bless AYEEN
In the beginning my friends said the program was not real,i didn't allow myself to be discouraged i went on to register and came for the audition. My life and business changed. Thank you AYEEN
I encourage everyone in business to try their chance.I also never thought in a million years i could be called. I am a living beneficiary of this program and i thank and pray for the organisers every day.
I have been mentored by A.Y.E since the program arrived Nigeria in 2014, i was nominated from the 2014 event.My business has received a lot of assistance from this program. Thank you A.Y.E
I was called later in the year by someone in the US who said he saw my business idea through the AYEEN Web Business Campaign, today he is my partner and has invested so much in my business.
I am a living testimony to their gracious effort in investing into my life and business. Very few people including organizations are willing in this country to do what AYE has done for me.
It was like a dream on that fateful day the 2nd of February 2015 when I saw my name, I could not believe my eyes. At the moment I knew AYEEN was real.
It feels great to be a beneficiary of this project I see a future where the sky is only the starting point as AYEEN has given me the wings needed to begin soaring.
A.Y.E made me meet Asiwaju Tinubu, Folorunsho Alakija, OBJ, Gov Ambode, many top people In Nigeria, Bank Directors, Company Owners face to face. Only AYEEN has that power. AYEEN is too much.
All I can say to encourage others is that first AYEEN is real and secondly do not ever give up on that dream of yours. The sky is no more the limit.
A.Y.E means hope, A.Y.E means empowerment, A.Y.E means connectivity, A.Y.E means networking, A.Y.E is change for the best, A.Y.E is our strength, A.Y.E is our future, A.Y.E is power and finally A.Y.E is great.