Tag: entrepreneurship

Tony Elumelu Foundation CEO: Why Africa should be excited about its young entrepreneurs

Ifeyinwa Ogochukwu, CEO of Tony Elumelu Foundation says the fifth edition of the foundation’s entrepreneurship forum was an opportunity for African entrepreneurs to meet with government officials and stakeholders to discuss ways to create enabling environment for businesses. She joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor for more.

Boosting youth entrepreneurship in Africa

The Very Young Entrepreneur Education and Acceleration Summit in Johannesburg brought together investors and educators to promote entrepreneurship as a career path at a young age. CNBC Africa’s Lubabalo Mashiqana caught up with Elizabeth Bintliff, CEO of Junior Achievement Africa to discuss the role of youth empowerment programmes in boosting entrepreneurship.

MEST Africa’s role in growing young entrepreneurs

The Very Young Entrepreneur Education and Acceleration summit underway at the Hilton Hotel brought investors, educators and young entrepreneurs from across Africa together to explore new avenues from school to entrepreneurship. CNBC Africa's Lubabalo Mashiqana spoke to Aaron Fu, Managing Director of MEST Africa about incubators' role to help grow young entrepreneurs.

Investing in Africa’s entrepreneurs

The inaugural "Very Young Entrepreneur Education and Acceleration summit" is currently underway at the Hilton Hotel in Johannesburg. This one-day conference is a new innovation to explore the transition from school directly to entrepreneurship. CNBC Africa's Lubabalo Mashiqana spoke with Koffi Assouan, Program Manager at Mastercard Foundation to talk about the role of investors in growing entrepreneurship in Africa.

Empowering entrepreneurship with zero fees

The conversations around empowering entrepreneurship has become very dominant globally and locally. And the solution may be found in an initiative by a local South African company who has become the first payment processor to offer zero processing for emerging businesses and NGOs. Adesh Kisten, Chief Commercial Officer of Ozow joins CNBC Africa for more.

Tony Elumelu Foundation unveil finalists for its 2019 programme

The Tony Elumelu Foundation has unveiled the African entrepreneurs for the fifth cycle of its 100 million-dollar entrepreneurship programme. Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu, incoming CEO of the Tony Elumelu Foundation joins CNBC Africa to discuss the plans for this year's programme.

Enterprise Room’s Tracey Webster on creating an enabling environment for entrepreneurs

Enterprise room is an organisation that assists government and companies to create and implement sustainable transformation programmes. Their aim is to advance small and medium-sized-black-owned businesses as well as encourage youth employment. Tracey Webster, CEO of Enterprise Room joins CNBC Africa for more.

Op-Ed: Africa has a dire youth unemployment crisis, here’s how to fix it…

Africa has the largest population of young people in the world, some 200 million aged between 15 and 24, accounting for 60% of all of Africa’s jobless.