Africa is home to some of the world's most forward-thinking entrepreneurs. Young Africans are proving that no matter the idea, or how simple a solution, they are creating impactful change in the lives of others in communities around the globe.
With ALX's Young Entrepreneurs Programme,we've made it our mission to support those who want to solve problems, build businesses, generate revenue, and create jobs.
By providing entrepreneurs with the skills and support to go to market successfully, we prove our commitment to creating 2 million new opportunities for rising African talent across the continent by 2030.
African Entrepreneurs Building Africa's Future
Gain the skills, support, and community you need to launch your business. Designed for early-stage entrepreneurs with a demonstrated commitment to build a business and already have a minimum viable product, we provide the tools and accountability you need to attract customers and go to market.
Learn from experienced entrepreneurs who have gone before you; leave with a solid foundation to refine, shape, and expand your business.
Next cohort: 1 August 2022
Coaching by Experienced Entrepreneurs
Remote Access, Monthly Starts
A Community of Like-Minded Founders
Career Growth with The ROOM
Programme fees waived in 2022
What to Expect
Take your venture to new heights with mentors and peers who are dedicated to driving entrepreneurial growth across Africa.
Applicant is the founder or co-founder of a business in Africa
Commit to 4 weeks, 10 hours/week
Applicant age: 18-35
Business or service is ready to go to market in less than a month
Proficient in English
Launch: Set the goals and learn best practices to launch a successful plan.
Traction: Experiment with different strategies to attract prospective customers.
Sales Skills: Get the frameworks and practice to close customers and generate revenue.
Show & Sell: Wrap up your programme in a demo day-styled event where you can show-off your progress.
Applications open: Now Open
Applications deadline: 18 July 2022
Finalists contacted: 29 July 2022
Programme start date: 08 August 2022
Programme end date: 02 September 2022
YEP Graduates On The Move
“YEP allowed me to streamline my services and to gain new customers. The 1:1 coaching was what contributed most to my experience in the programme. I really appreciated having alone time with a dedicated business coach.”
Refiloe Maluke, Founder of Digital Spot
“I relaunched my business and got my first paying customer who purchased my highest consulting package partly because I was able to gain more value to offer her from participating in YEP.”
Joy Stacy, Founder of Meremeta Africa Beauty
Learn More About the Yong Entrepreneurs Programme
The opportunities as a Young Entrepreneur are endless! Download our free Young Entrepreneur Programme course outline to learn more about what you can expect.
ALX has created an unrivaled opportunity to prepare, launch, and grow careers. Through our best-in-class training, and our commitment to lifelong learning, we offer in-demand programmes in digital transformation, business intelligence and support, and entrepreneurship. ALX is brought to you by the organisation that leads African Leadership Academy, African Leadership University, and Anzisha Prize Foundation.
Can I afford this program?
ALX is committed to supporting young entrepreneurs in building thriving businesses across Africa. Programme fees have been waived in 2022 due to the sponsorship of the Mastercard Foundation and other partners. We welcome you to apply and join a community of like-minded peers with a network of experienced entrepreneurs to support your venture.