We aim to provide guidance and encouragement to the next generation of leaders, in whatever way we can. Presently we run an effective ICYE LE-Leadership & Entrepreneurship Program through career workshops across Africa and school programs and a summit – all focused on entrepreneurship.
A 6-week programme to equip startups with basic skills required to launch and run their businesses at early growth stage. It covers several topics including starting and scaling a business, business development, marketing strategy, effective management, product design etc
Our model provides a credible technology-enabled platform for access to world-class mentors from across, Africa and internationally. The mentors have faced similar challenges and are able to steer our startups on a successful path.
This pillar we consider very vital for the success of the ICYE initiative. Before any man receives a fish want them to know how to use the fishing rod to catch much greater fish.
Youth entrepreneurship is a process whereby creative and innovative ideas are transformed into enterprises initiated and managed by young people with the primary purpose of addressing their socio-economic challenges such as poverty and unemployment. Youth entrepreneurship refers to a situation where young individuals who maximize their enterprising abilities, take initiatives; create, innovate, and bear all risks involved in setting up an enterprise.
Youths are by nature adventurous. Adventure when harnessed leads to the discovery of uncommon ways to do common things. There are different types of youth entrepreneurship there is the innovative (entirely new creation), imitative (copying already existent creations), Fabian, and drone (Inherited enterprises.Any society with massive youth involvement in entrepreneurship benefits, because, there is employment generation, new services and product innovation, revenue generation, and community rejuvenation. Also, the crime rate will be drastically reduced, as unemployed youths are more prone to crime. The World Bank estimates we need about 600 million new jobs to maintain the current global employment rate in the next ten years. The only feasible way of achieving this and more is to embrace youth entrepreneurship. To aggrandize youth innovative ability, we must:
The International Chamber of Young Entrepreneurs and Professionals is a private initiative of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship (ICEnt) with a continent-wide reach among African youth to inspire a sustainable entrepreneurship culture. The Chamber is hopeful of support by the Governments of African Nations, international organizations, numerous companies and individuals with a huge belief in the role of young people in economic growth. Our main objective is to promote and support the interests of Africa’s huge youth population both already in Entrepreneurship and the potential young business owners. “We are vested with the transformation of the entrepreneurial landscape in Africa and as such, we are constantly rolling out programmes and initiatives that will help shape Africa’s youths for a stronger social and economic future,” ICYE President Dr. Sunday Ade Bello says.