An event was held on Monday to mark the official launch of “PITCH-UP: Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge” by MEERY project that is targeted towards local youths. It was launched by the Minister of Higher Education, Dr. Ibrahim Hassan, who special guested the ceremony.
“PITCH-UP: Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge” is open for all the youths across the country who are between the ages 18 to 35 as a chance for entrepreneurial-minded youth to win seed funding.
Participants have the choice to submit their business proposals as an individual or as a team of maximum 3 members in the field related to: Tourism, Tourism related Construction, Agriculture, and Information Communication technology. The ultimate objective of this challenge is to facilitate an opportunity for the youth to pitch business ideas and promote their entrepreneurial skills. Its primary objective, however, is to promote youth employment by improving the relevance of technical vocational education, and entrepreneurship skills development in priority sectors, including tourism, tourism-related construction, ICT, and agriculture.
Upon submission of business ideas, the judges will shortlist the best business ideas submitted by the participants, who will then attend a boot camp training which will make them eligible to submit a full-fledged business proposal to an independent evaluation panel consisting locals and international judges. The winners will receive a grant amount of up to $40,000 depending on the financial need for the business proposed.
In the aforesaid boot camp, participants will be provided guidance and training to empower young entrepreneurs to create innovative, feasible, profitable and sustainable solutions to local problems. This is an amazing chance and great learning experience for youth interested in starting their own businesses.
Learn more about the challenge and sign up here.
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