The Africa YES 2019 Demo Day was a special day that marked the culmination of the 2019 Cohort where entrepreneurs, mentors, facilitators, the broader Africa YES partners and the entrepreneurship community came together to celebrate efforts made by the young social entrepreneurs in their entrepreneurial journey.
In 4 months, we worked with 20 social entrepreneurs tackling challenges in healthcare, agriculture, fashion, travel, youth wealth creation, education, mental well-being among other challenges.
Throughout this time, the entrepreneurs went through intensive hands-on sessions on leadership and entrepreneurship that have seen them validate the challenges they are solving, ideated and iterated on their solutions, build business models and working prototypes, created work plans and financial models while setting clear success metrics for their venture.
During Demo day, the entrepreneurs shared with the rest of the world their journey, successes and learnings, and sought support to enable them get to the next level.
On that day,
- 20 social entrepreneurs pitched their ventures to an audience of judges, entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, industry experts, media, and the public.
- The 2019 cohort officially graduated from the program.
- Attendees got a first hand look at the social ventures, met the founders, and networked with other attendees, from the local and global ecosystem.