2022/2023 Youth Entrepreneurship Support (YES) Program Application Guide – africayescentre.org

2022/2023 Youth Entrepreneurship Support (YES) Program Application Guide
Youth Entrepreneurship Support Program – Are you an early stage social entrepreneur looking to unlock your potential and create an impact in Kenya? The Africa YES 2022 cohort 3 funded program applications is yet to begin. 
Youth Entrepreneurship Support (YES) Program
The Africa Young Entrepreneur Support (YES) Program is a 6-month funded intensive entrepreneurship, leadership and business training that provides early stage social entrepreneurs of under the age of 30 years, with the resources they need to discover opportunities, unlock their potential and create impact in their local communities.

The program seeks to identify, inspire and empower 25 young social entrepreneurs to recognize opportunities, explore innovative approaches, mobilize resources, manage risks, and build viable social enterprises. The program will also invest a minimum total of $15000 in grant funding to top fellows during the program.

A Highlight of the YES Program

Who is Eligible for the YES Program?

Anybody who is applying for this scholarship must be a self-starter, leader, change maker who is building viable businesses and creating impact in their local communities and beyond.

See eligibility criteria here;

  1. The venture must be solving a clear problem in the community
  2. There must be a viable and tested solution already in place (not just an idea)
  3. The social venture should have a viable business model
  4. The venture should have at least some paying customers or making revenue in the past 6 months.
  5. There should be ambition by the founder of the venture to grow to achieve large scale impact
  6. The applicant can commit to attending weekly sessions (every Saturday) in Nairobi
  7. The applicant can commit to doing weekly tasks in relation to their venture
  8. The applicant must be working either full time or at least 30 hrs per week in their venture
  9. The applicant must be below 30 years of age when applying
  10. The venture is legally registered in Kenya or in the process of registration


NOTE: It’s advisable that you visit the official website and sign up for the next COHORT.

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