Africa’s wealthiest man, Aliko Dangote together with Nigeria’s ex-President, Olusegun Obasanjo and the Duke of York have launched a platform to connect young African entrepreneurs and African businesses seeking capital with global investors. Called the African Entrepreneurship Programme (AEP), the programme will be a joint initiative of [email protected] (an initiative of the Duke of York) and The Global African Investment Summit (TGAIS). With the aim of developing Africa’s
With the aim of developing Africa’s private sector through adequate financing and mentoring, AEP will provide real-time support for young businesses and entrepreneurs selected by the programme.
Entrepreneurs and startups that register for African Entrepreneurship Programme will pitch their business ideas to potential investors at The Global African Investment Summit taking place later in the year. Three of the participants will be selected to pitch at the Duke of York’s [email protected] event in Central Hall, Westminster, London on December 1st and 2nd 2015.
While speaking on the initiative, Africa’s seasoned entrepreneur, and co-sponsor of the programme, Aliko Dangote said, “Stimulating Entrepreneurship is a key element of achieving Africa’s potential. We need to stop talking of what we need to do to create a stronger private sector and continue with action-oriented steps. I am proud to support the African Entrepreneurship Programme.”
According to him, the programme “offers a unique platform to support private sector growth with a specific financing lens from outside Africa.”
To register for the programme, go here