Former Nigeria President, Olusegun Obasanjo, Africa’s richest, Aliko Dangote and The Duke of York KG, Andrew Edward have formed a partnership to support Entrepreneurship in Africa.
Called The African Entrepreneurship Programme (AEP), the programme is a new initiative of The Global African Investment Summit and Pitch@Palace. The AEP will support African entrepreneurs and young African businesses seeking capital expansion and mentorship to realize their investment objectives. His Royal Highness, The Duke of York KG, Prince Andrew is committed to entrepreneurship and enterprise development through his Pitch@Palace. Pitch@Palace will provide support to the programme and aim to strengthen ties with Africa.
The Global African Investment Summit will facilitate a meeting between young African entrepreneurs in order to showcase their business ideas to potential investors. The top three most talented entrepreneurs will present their business proposals to an audience of potential investors, mentors and CEOS at a Pitch@Palace event in Central Hall, Westminister London on the 1st December 2015.
Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and Mr Aliko Dangote will provide ongoing support for the three entrepreneurs selected by the Programme.
“Africa is a continent of growth and home to the world’s youngest population. We are very pleased to support Africa’s growth and develop its workforce through the AEP,” said Olusegun Obasanjo.
Aliko Dangote commenting on why he decided to be a part of this initiative said, “Stimulating entrepreneurship is a key element of achieving Africa’s potential. We need to stop talking of what we need to do to create a stronger private sector and continue with action-oriented steps. I am proud to support the Africa Entrepreneurship Programme Interested entrepreneurs can register here