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Applications Now Open for the Second Edition of AMIDEAST’s Youth Entrepreneurship Programme

Deadline: December 31, 2019.

AMIDEAST Egypt and Citi Foundation announce the launch of the Youth Entrepreneurship Programme II, part of the multi-country Skills for Success: Employability and Entrepreneurship Programme. The Youth Entrepreneurship Programme II is a sixteen-month partnership and acceleration programme aimed at providing 40 Egyptian youth with training, mentoring and coaching, business incubation as well as the opportunity for seed funding. The Youth Entrepreneurship Programme II is part of the Citi Foundation's Pathways to Progress global approach designed to prepare urban youth with the career readiness tools and opportunities to thrive in today's emerging economy. 

Egyptian citizens residing in Cairo between the ages of 20 to 28 years old who have developed an idea in the areas of, but not limited to education, agriculture, transportation health and environment, or have taken concrete steps towards the establishment of their business, are welcome to apply by December 31, 2019. Bear in mind that AMIDEAST will be looking for ideas with a high potential to scale up and have limited access to opportunity.

“YEP could be a success story for a lot of youth who are starting from scratch. You can start your idea and work on it until it becomes a startup, and it could even exceed this,” says Ahmed El Gebaly, co-founder of Marj3.

The programme is designed to support young entrepreneurs in facilitating the development, launch and/or expansion of viable businesses. The programme will provide participants with over 200 hours of training in entrepreneurship, business management, and personal development over a six-month period, as well as interactive support through mentorship and coaching with advanced trainers, and access to seed funding through innovative alternative methods besides direct investment, such as crowdfunding, and further administrative support and access to a hub of interns to help make participating startups thrive.

Additionally, participants of the programme can benefit from further access to AMIDEAST’s massive network in Egypt and the Middle East.

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