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FSU’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship to become the nation’s first stand-alone college of entrepreneurship

Florida State University’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship will become the university’s newest college. The Friday, Nov. 1 announcement by the Board of Trustees marks the success of the Jim Moran School since its inception in 2017. After the unanimous vote, the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship will become the …

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BOOSTING AND HONORING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

AFRICAN AMERICAN ENTREPRENEURS ASSOCIATION IS HELPING BUSINESSES IN VOLUSIA AND FLAGLER COUNTIES EXCEL. DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTSPHOTOGRAPHY.COMLeslie Giscombe, founder and CEO of the African American Entrepreneurs Association, addresses the crowd at Monday night’s gala. BY ANDREAS BUTLERDAYTONA TIMES The African American Entrepreneurs Association (AAEA) is making strides in Volusia and Flagler …

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Tony Elumelu Foundation to open applications for the 2020 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme Jan 1

The Tony Elumelu Foundation(TEF) —Africa’s leading philanthropy dedicated to empowering African entrepreneurs—will begin accepting applications for the 2020 cohort of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, on January 1, 2020. Applications are made through TEFConnect, the digital networking hub for the African entrepreneurship ecosystem, created by the Foundation. The TEF Entrepreneurship Programme …

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Egg Man scoops young entrepreneurs’ top prize

Tebogo Mathe has won the 2019 SME Toolkit BUSINESS/PARTNERS Business Plan Competition for Aspiring Young Entrepreneurs after beating 1,000 other entrants. The 32-year-old businessman who distributes eggs across the country won a R20,000 mentorship voucher, R30,000 in seed capital and various other sponsored prizes on Tuesday. The competition sees thousands …

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J&B encourages South Africans to support local entrepreneurship

Local small businesses contribute positively to the growth of the country’s economy, yet only three out of 10 have a chance to survive. To address this challenge, J&B is encouraging consumers, communities and large enterprises to take active steps to support small businesses. In October 2019, Stats SA announced that …

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Seed grant of R50k among prizes on offer at YEEP Africa Ideas & Pitch Challenge bootcamp

The Youth Enterprise Exchange Programme (YEEP) Africa’s YEEP Ideas & Pitch Challenge bootcamp kicks off this Friday (29 November) in Johannesburg. One aspiring entrepreneur stands the chance to take home a R50 000 seed grant. The challenge is organised in partnership with the UN Association of South Africa (UNA_SA), University …

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U.S Ambassador commends 125 Young African Leaders Initiative participants

The U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan addressed and presented plaques to outstanding participants in the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) West Africa Regional Leadership Center (RLC) training program.  One hundred twenty-five participants representing nine countries in the sub-region completed the three-week on-site training in Business and Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership, and Public …

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