Young African Entrepreneur Drive in New York

New York City, April 13, 2016 – Today the Power African Youth (PAY) is developing its “Young African Entrepreneur Drive” in the Mandela Hall in the African Union headquarters in New York.

The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) is part of this event by mentoring the young participants and providing them with technical cooperation. The 28 young entrepreneurs have 5 minutes to develop a presentation for a panel of experts responsible for giving them technical support that allows them to scale and promote their projects, enhancing their opportunities to access capital and investment as well as international visibility.

“The Young Americas Business Trust, as a global organization, is committed to supporting these amazing African entrepreneurs. The proven potential of their projects and their enthusiasm is a testament of the bright future we see in these 28 young people” said Jose F. Clautier, Program Officer of the YABT.

This campaign aims to empower African youth to develop their businesses and that their transformative ideas have a real impact on the lives of people in Africa. Their proposals are centered on issues such as: education, agriculture, water, energy, art, culture, business and finances.

The Power African Youth (PAY) Initiative is a platform that connects young African entrepreneurs living in the United States with institutions that can support and extend their development projects for Africa. Following the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Agenda 2030 by the United Nations, the Power African Youth Initiative is a vehicle for transforming the resolution into concrete action.

Learn more about the initiative here: http://www.payinitiatives.org/