Africa is the youngest continent in the world with about 60% of its population under the age of 35. Nevertheless, despite the demographic dividends of a young and educated workforce, unemployment has remained a major challenge – with close to 50% of all college and university graduates lacking access to sustainable employment.
Experts have said that youth entrepreneurship is one of the definitive steps in tackling the economic crisis of unemployment in Africa. However, it is estimated that 90% of all African startups fail within 3 years.
Student Entrepreneurship Week Pan-Africa is an initiative of SFAN (Stars From All Nations) established to help budding entrepreneurs access actionable, experiential knowledge and tools for building sustainable businesses. The event also creates platforms for: Showcasing undiscovered talents, quality networking, and startup funding.
The maiden edition was held at British Council Accra with over 400 participants, with speakers coming from Silicon Valley, the U.K, Nigeria, and Ghana. This Pan-African edition is organized on the …read more