WHO WE ARE
YACEDX is an open community of change makers engaged in innovation and economic development. It brings together entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, NGOs, public and private innovation, research and economic development hubs from the 54 countries.
OUR VISION
To serve a community of young ambitious entrepreneurs who aspire to inspire generations through their innovative business ideas.
OUR MISSION
To change Africa by creating market-based approaches that would ensure that Africans (on the continent and in the Diaspora ) have access to basic necessities, portable water food, shelter and clothing whereas progressing to safety needs through self-actualization.
WONDERING WHO CAN JOIN YACEDX?
You can join us if you have an innovative business idea that has the tendency to impacting the lives of over 10 million Africans within a period of 60 months. You can join YACEDX as an individual or a team.
WHICH VENTURE IS YACEDX LOOKING OUT FOR?
Your venture can be any type in any industry but should have the tendency of growing to a large scale to provide meaningful work and a plausible strategy to reach disconnected youth - that is, those who are currently not in the workforce, in formal educational programs, or receiving training.
WHAT WOULD I GAIN FOR JOINING YACEDX?
YACEDX is passionate about organizing training workshops and seminars for young African Entrepreneurs as a starting package and awarding the best business idea with the Y-Prize on yearly.
The Y- Prize Competition is a challenge that aims at fishing out the "meaningful work" as defined by YACEDX out of the many new ideas, new models, new technologies and new mindsets that would emerge as a result of the various entrepreneurship events that would be held.
The idea must be innovative, feasible and scalable enough to win a prize of GHS 1,000,000.00.
WHAT DOES THE Y-PRIZE COMPETITION FOCUSES ON?
The "meaningful work" should take two forms, Firstly, must offer a minimum of 10 hours of employment per week and secondly, must create a positive social impact "purpose"
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