Inspire Africa’s ‘Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge’ (YEC) is an educative, provocative and entertaining business reality TV series that premiered on NTV Uganda on Monday 18th March which had weekly shows every Monday and Tuesday at 9:30pm. YEC ‘s aim was to search for and facilitate innovative youth entrepreneurs around the country with the contestants pitching their business models on live TV and winners being selected through an elaborate process involving the judges and the TV audiences.
The process kicked off with competitions within the 4 regions (North, East, West, and Central) of Uganda from where 2 winners were picked from each region.
Inspire Africa is organizing a YEC GRAND FINALE where the 8 finalists / regional winners are to compete the for the Grand prize of Ugx20M in front of a live TV audience consisting of 100 young and influential business leaders .This is an Invite Only event. The Live YEC Grand finale event is slated for Friday 12th April 2013 at the Serena Hotel in Kampala where the most innovative youth entrepreneur in Uganda has a chance of winning a grand prize of Ugx 20M . ( 1st Runner up – Ugx 5m , 2nd Runner up – Ugx 3M , 4th contestant – Ugx 2M , 5 contestant – 1m. )
Leading up to the event Inspire Africa is running promos via the Inspire Africa Facebook page where we are giving out Free invites to the event , 21 gift packs + tickets worth 250,000/ each to some luckybwinners. And best of all, Inspire Africa is giving out 5 FREE AIR TICKETS to 5 Lucky facebook fans to the following destinations: Dubai, Mombasa, Nairobi, Darelesalam , Kigali and Facebook fans should look out for a post starting yesterday where all you are supposed to do is to give an idea of ‘’how 1million jobs can be created across Africa by young African entrepreneurs by 2020.’’
Comment on the status with your idea and the person with the most Liked comment wins an air ticket to Dubai, 2nd Person Wins Mombasa,3rd person Nairobi, 4th Dar elesalam and 5th person Kigali.
There will be a separate question for a chance to win an air ticket to South Africa. All the freebies, gift packs and tickets shall be handed over on Friday at the event.
H.E the President of the Republic of Uganda Yoweri Museveni will be the Guest of honour, with Key note speakers Okello Francis Chairman of Serena Hotels EA, Barclays and Dr. Mohan Karl Chairman Common Wealth Business Council with I.K from Mnet’s Big Brother Africa as the host MC.