- RUFORUM invites young African entrepreneurs and incubates to compete for 10 awards to showcase their innovations, enterprises, business concepts and propositions.
- The primary purpose of this competition is to promote business innovation through entrepreneurship.
- Through this competition, RUFORUM will provide seed funding to young entrepreneurs with creative and innovative business ideas, as well as foster a spirit of entrepreneurship among African youth.
The aims of this competition are:-
- To provide young entrepreneurs with the opportunity to showcase their businesses and share their development as an inspiration to other young African entrepreneurs
- To bring collective action towards the provision of seed funding to young entrepreneurs through a transparent and competitive process
- To provide a platform for young entrepreneurs to demonstrate their impact and also pitch their businesses to stakeholders and investors through capacity building opportunities
- To create a network of young entrepreneurs across Africa who work together and share experiences that escalate youth contribution and job creation in Africa
- African youth between 16 and 34 years
What do the winners receive?
Each winner receives:
- An all expenses paid trip (air ticket, conference registration, and hotel costs) for participation at the RUFORUM Biennial Conference in Nairobi, Kenya on the 22nd to 26th October, 2018
- A cash prize
How many business enterprises will be selected?
Am I Eligible to Apply?
Individuals and enterprises who meet the following criteria are invited to apply
- Persons with an established business enterprise and/or those with innovations that can potentially be commercialized and/or those with business concepts
- The potential enterprise/ business enterprise should have a defined business model that showcases the innovativeness of the proposed business/enterprise/innovation.
- Persons aged 16-34 years
Note: All submissions should be in English or French, and done using the template provided
How Do I Apply – Next Steps
- All applications should be submitted through the RUYAEC (young innovators) website.
- 31 August, 2018
How do I get more information?
- Website: ruforum.org/younginnovators/
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