The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Accenture announce the launch of YAS! (Youth for Africa and Sustainable Development Goals), a pan-African entrepreneurship portal-platform. The Portal-Platform addresses four main pillars of the entrepreneurship ecosystem:

  • Information,
  • Mentorship,
  • Funding,
  • Network

YAS! is an initiative of UNDP, developed by its Regional Service Centre for Africa (RSCA) and powered by Accenture and aims to connect entrepreneurs to the numerous resources they need to develop and grow their ideas or businesses. Users can interact on the platform leveraging features such as learning, an ecosystem map, and information around opportunities for funding youth development.

The launch of this product will take place on December 10 and 11, 2018 in Lagos where entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, corporates and donors will discuss entrepreneurial topics, attend workshops and network.

Day 1 will comprise of panel discussions, workshops and a shark tank. On Day 2, there will be a hackathon, where entrepreneurs will learn about emerging technologies such as blockchain, big data & analytics, virtual reality, internet of things, artificial intelligence and industry X.0. They will also attempt to incorporate these emerging technologies into their solutions.

Learn more: YAS! 

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