HOW THE PROCESS WORKS

HOW THE PROCESS WORKS

 

See what AYEEN can do for your business

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Empowerment and funding for smart business ideas

AYEEN was conceived to effectively affect the business space and entrepreneurial minds of young Nigerians. The conception has led to the identification of innovative and viable business ideas, start-ups and existing businesses which have been generously aided with grants, loans, equipment, business makeover, mentorship and coaching. In AYEEN, there is NO ultimate winner! The peculiarity of AYEEN 2017 is that, One Thousand entrepreneurs will work away with several degrees of empowerment.

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The Process

A.Y.E Reality TV show was launched in 2016 and it aired on over 7 A-Lists TV Stations including MNET which aired across Africa and VIASAT 1 which aired in Ghana. While maintaining a focus of empowering young entrepreneurs, the show widely showcased Nigerian Entrepreneurs to Africa attracting both local and international business opportunities. Having received recognition by the Guinness World Records as the Largest Entrepreneurship Reality TV Show, we plan on making it bigger this year. Just like 2016, it is a Pan Nigerian Programme as the 5 Geo-Political Zones (Lagos, Abuja, Calabar, Enugu and Kaduna) host entrepreneurs from neighboring states. The screening will take place in these zones as we hope to attract several thousands thereby selecting One Thousand most innovative and Viable businesses to attend the Grand Finale
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AYEEN Testimonial Record

Since the inception of Africa's Young Entrepreneurs Empowerment Nigeria (AYEEN) in 2014, we have garnered accolades from over 10, 000 young entrepreneurs, stakeholders, Government officials, captain of industries and other very important personalities. Over the past three years, we have read thousands of testimonials varying from beneficiaries of the Web Business Campaign (WBC); a platform that promotes entrepreneurs and exposes them to be directly contacted by angel investors and capitalists, beneficiaries of grants, single digit interest loans, specialized skills training, mentorship and coaching.

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Reality TV Show

This world acclaimed Reality TV Show is a 13 Episode TV Series that is educative, entertaining, informative and investigative. The suspense and knowledge is second to none and the wealth of exposure to derive exceeds the marketing budget of a global conglomerate. The carefully selected international judges will be listening to young entrepreneurs between the ages 18 years to 45 years pitch their businesses and ideas. Our focus for 2017 cuts across several sectors of the economy which includes but not limited to Manufacturing, Agriculture, Technology, Transportation, Entertainment, Real Estate, Construction, Education, Hospitality, Recycling/Waste Management and so much more.

Empowering & Showcasing Nigerian Entrepreneurs



The organizer will not take any equity from the businesses.

Winners would be awarded their prizes without any stake for the organizers. Although, the business owners and businesses will be duly monitored for a period of one year.

Useful info

  • Start-ups, existing businesses and viable ideas that have economic benefits can apply for AYEEN 2017
  • Past beneficiaries from previous programmes are free to participate in another category.
  • You have to be a Nigerian resident in any part of the country to participate. All sectors and industries are welcomed.
  • TOBI AKINGBADE
    It always get better every year, i wish i could sign up annually!
    TOBI AKINGBADE
  • KAZEEM HAMMOUD
    I almost did not register, but when i heard they were choosing 500 people, i said to myself if my business does not qualify among 500, then its not worth it. and here i am .... I am a beneficiary . May the Almighty Allah bless this group.
    KAZEEM HAMMOUD
  • ADEKEMI LAWAL
    I met with my role model last year, Mrs folorunsho Alakija who took a one on one picture with me where presenting to me my certificate ,i can only say this program truly makes dream come through
    ADEKEMI LAWAL
  • MARY OGUNJOBI
    I never believed when i was contacted that i was chosen. I couldn't believe i got the money to start my business , it was all like a dream. May GOD continue to bless AYEEN
    MARY OGUNJOBI
  • VITALIS NWACH
    In the beginning my friends said the program was not real,i didn't allow myself to be discouraged i went on to register and came for the audition. My life and business changed. Thank you AYEEN
    VITALIS NWACH
  • AMORA UZOR
    I encourage everyone in business to try their chance.I also never thought in a million years i could be called. I am a living beneficiary of this program and i thank and pray for the organisers every day.
    AMORA UZOR
  • ALI USMAN
    I have been mentored by A.Y.E since the program arrived Nigeria in 2014, i was nominated from the 2014 event.My business has received a lot of assistance from this program. Thank you A.Y.E
    ALI USMAN
  • FISAYO OSADIPE
    I was called later in the year by someone in the US who said he saw my business idea through the AYEEN Web Business Campaign, today he is my partner and has invested so much in my business.
    FISAYO OSADIPE
  • EYITAYO ONIGBINDE
    I am a living testimony to their gracious effort in investing into my life and business. Very few people including organizations are willing in this country to do what AYE has done for me.
    EYITAYO ONIGBINDE
  • ADEJOKE LASISI
    It was like a dream on that fateful day the 2nd of February 2015 when I saw my name, I could not believe my eyes. At the moment I knew AYEEN was real.
    ADEJOKE LASISI
  • DURSON ROSEMARY IJEOMA
    It feels great to be a beneficiary of this project I see a future where the sky is only the starting point as AYEEN has given me the wings needed to begin soaring.
    DURSON ROSEMARY IJEOMA
  • Oke Akachi
    A.Y.E made me meet Asiwaju Tinubu, Folorunsho Alakija, OBJ, Gov Ambode, many top people In Nigeria, Bank Directors, Company Owners face to face. Only AYEEN has that power. AYEEN is too much.
    Oke Akachi
  • lubunmi D'Shoo-Mey-Ker
    All I can say to encourage others is that first AYEEN is real and secondly do not ever give up on that dream of yours. The sky is no more the limit.
    lubunmi D'Shoo-Mey-Ker
  • Yosuf Ganiu-Omotolase
    A.Y.E means hope, A.Y.E means empowerment, A.Y.E means connectivity, A.Y.E means networking, A.Y.E is change for the best, A.Y.E is our strength, A.Y.E is our future, A.Y.E is power and finally A.Y.E is great.
    Yosuf Ganiu-Omotolase

See gallery of past events

  • Global Entrepreneurship Institute
  • SSF Investments
  • The Rose of Sharon Foundation
  • africa's economic expansion network
  • Quickkpromo.com
  • Africa Magic
  • Radio Continental
  • Silverbird Television
  • The Guardian
  • The Nation
  • TV-C Entertainment
  • Nigeria Television Authority
  • RAVE TV
  • Wazobia Max
  • Angle Villa
  • Airopay – Money Transfer service for Business
  • Dana Air
  • DHL Nigeria
  • Federal Inland Revenue Service
  • Genesis Group Nigeria
  • Lagos Oriental Hotel