November 17-21 is Global Entrepreneurship Week. All over the world there are events happening to inspire people to become self-starters and innovators.
ABN Unite started our month with our flagship entrepreneurship network and skills development program, ABN SmartUp Festival.
Throughout the month of November, the YALI Network of the US Department of State also has been celebrating entrepreneurship by offering you advice, resources and inspirational stories on yali.state.gov.
The next event is a #YALICHAT with young entrepreneur Sheena Lindahl, who launched her own business before she was 20 years old. As co-founder of Empact, she specializes in entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership events to help other people fulfill their entrepreneurial ambitions.
Here are the details of the chat:
Interested in learning more before asking your questions? Read Sheena’s blog post to learn about her recent experiences working with entrepreneurs in Ghana and learn her top tips to finding a path to success with your entrepreneurial ideas: https://youngafricanleaders.state.gov/lessons-for-aspiring-young-entrepreneurs/.
Credit: Macon Phillips, Coordinator, Bureau of International Information Programs, US Department of State
Press Interview at ABN Smartup Festival Launch with ABN's Founder, I.K Adusei
Unite hosted young start ups and aspiring entrepreneurs in Ghana at the newly created SmartUp Festival on Friday, 7th November, 2014, 11:30am-2:00pm and on subsequent first Fridays of every month at the LECIAD American Corner, University of Ghana.
The November 7th SmartUp Festival is of the topic “Entrepreneurship & Technology: Using social media as a drive for small business growth.” The event will be facilitated by Mr. Kwabena Akuamoah-Boateng, Social Media Assets Manager, US Embassy Accra & Nelson Klutse, CEO Intruptiv Tehnologies & creator of photo sharing app SUBA.
The Smartup Festival is a nonprofit motivated support to young start ups and aspiring entrepreneurs to get growth in the economy and to create more jobs. It is a platform for business networking, capacity building and business opportunities showcase for start ups and aspiring entrepreneurs.
The ABN Smartup Festival has support from the IRC US Embassy.
ABN SmartUp Festival is a monthly held practical knowledge base, networking and start up opportunity platform where entrepreneurs and professional business educators, and change movers of society come together for technical business information, experience, advice and opportunity presentations for start ups and aspiring entrepreneurs, predominantly between the ages of 18-35. The aim of ABN SmartUp Festival is to create a platform for networking and capacity building and to create business opportunity areas for start ups to enhance their business growth and reduce start ups collapse, thus promote economic growth and create sustainable jobs in Africa.