11 December 2013

Advocating, Developing and Empowering

Youth Challenge International and the YMCA Ghana prensented the 2013 Entrepreneurship conference for Micro-Enterprise.  The Micro-Enterprise Conference was a unique conference that gave small business owners the opportunity to attend informative sessions, networking opportunities, a procurement fair and business resource expo.

Are you a micro-enterprise?
A micro-enterprise will usually operate with fewer than 10 people and is started with a small amount of capital. In the majority of micro-enterprises  the owner is the sole operator and worker, leading many to refer to this phenomenon as self employment.

Most micro-enterprises specialize in providing goods or services for their local areas.
Enter who came to the conference, had a very good developmental knowledge from other enterpreneurs  who share the the same dream with them.

Advocating, Developing and Empowering

Catch the Entrepreneurship Fever during the 2013 Micro-Enterprise Conference.  The Micro-Enterprise Conference is a unique three-day conference that gives small business owners the opportunity to attend informative sessions, networking opportunities, a procurement fair and business resource expo.

Are you a micro-enterprise?
A Micro-enterprise is defined as a business with no more than five employees and start up costs of $35,000 or less.  A micro-enterprise will usually operate with fewer than 10 people and is started with a small amount of capital. In the majority of micro-enterprises  the owner is the sole operator and worker, leading many to refer to this phenomenon as self employment.

Most micro-enterprises specialize in providing goods or services for their local areas.  Fifty four percent of U.S. businesses have one to four employees and 49.2 percent of Ohio businesses fit this mode.

- See more at: http://goblackcentral.com/2013/05/micro-enterprise-conference-2013-in-columbus-offers-an-affordable-alternative/#sthash.fACR6WnQ.dpuf

Advocating, Developing and Empowering

Catch the Entrepreneurship Fever during the 2013 Micro-Enterprise Conference.  The Micro-Enterprise Conference is a unique three-day conference that gives small business owners the opportunity to attend informative sessions, networking opportunities, a procurement fair and business resource expo.

Are you a micro-enterprise?
A Micro-enterprise is defined as a business with no more than five employees and start up costs of $35,000 or less.  A micro-enterprise will usually operate with fewer than 10 people and is started with a small amount of capital. In the majority of micro-enterprises  the owner is the sole operator and worker, leading many to refer to this phenomenon as self employment.

Most micro-enterprises specialize in providing goods or services for their local areas.  Fifty four percent of U.S. businesses have one to four employees and 49.2 percent of Ohio businesses fit this mode.

- See more at: http://goblackcentral.com/2013/05/micro-enterprise-conference-2013-in-columbus-offers-an-affordable-alternative/#sthash.fACR6WnQ.dpuf

Advocating, Developing and Empowering

Catch the Entrepreneurship Fever during the 2013 Micro-Enterprise Conference.  The Micro-Enterprise Conference is a unique three-day conference that gives small business owners the opportunity to attend informative sessions, networking opportunities, a procurement fair and business resource expo.

Are you a micro-enterprise?
A Micro-enterprise is defined as a business with no more than five employees and start up costs of $35,000 or less.  A micro-enterprise will usually operate with fewer than 10 people and is started with a small amount of capital. In the majority of micro-enterprises  the owner is the sole operator and worker, leading many to refer to this phenomenon as self employment.

Most micro-enterprises specialize in providing goods or services for their local areas.  Fifty four percent of U.S. businesses have one to four employees and 49.2 percent of Ohio businesses fit this mode.

- See more at: http://goblackcentral.com/2013/05/micro-enterprise-conference-2013-in-columbus-offers-an-affordable-alternative/#sthash.fACR6WnQ.dpuf
Published in Community Events
11 December 2013

Our Approach to Youth Development

There are over 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 living in the world today. This represents the largest global youth cohort in history. With roughly 89% of youth residing in the developing world, young people make up well over half of the national population in many countries. It’s a big group – and it’s growing!

Published in Enterpreneurship
11 December 2013

Unemployment is one of the most important challenges facing the poor people in our country.  This has been made worse by the fact that over the last two decades, the formal economy (especially mining) has been shedding jobs and many workers were retrenched.  Furthermore, every year hundreds of thousands of new job seekers (the vast majority of them youth) join the army of unemployed. 

It is accepted worldwide that the development and growth of small, micro and medium enterprises (SMMEs) can play an important role in turning this situation around.  Policies and programmes to support the development of SMMEs are therefore an important part of the democratic government’s programmes to create a better life.

 

Published in Business In Ghana
11 December 2013

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology – or MEST – was established in Accra, Ghana, through the non-profit Meltwater Foundation, with the aim of creating jobs and wealth locally in Africa by training young Africans to become software entrepreneurs. During the intensive two-year program at MEST, Entrepreneurs in Training (EITs) work with experienced business executives, university graduates and current MBA students from top universities worldwide to develop software applications and prepare them for launch in the global marketplace.

It's About the Power of the People

The MEST concept was developed by Jorn Lyseggen, CEO of the Meltwater Group, a global Software as a Service (SaaS) company founded in Norway in 2001. The inspiration for MEST is a direct result of the culture that Lyseggen created at Meltwater. He believes that talent is everywhere, and that with the right support and guidance people can achieve great things. This belief is the foundation for MEST, which is proving that a new generation of young, successful global software entrepreneurs can originate in Africa.

MEST's vision is to create wealth and jobs locally in Africa. By training and mentoring young Africans to start their own software companies that compete successfully in the global marketplace, MEST aims to establish a generation of software entrepreneurs who inspire generations to follow in their footsteps. Our geographic focus is currently on Accra, Ghana, but we hope that a sense of pride and hope will ripple across the African continent and encourage similar initiatives everywhere. It is our desire that the companies launched through the MEST program will inspire a future prosperous technology industry in Africa.

MEST is fully funded and run by Meltwater Group through our non-profit organization, Meltwater Foundation.

Published in Information Technology

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