Entrepreneurship is defined as the capacity and the willingness to develop, organize, and manage a business venture in spite of the risks in order to make a profit. Entrepreneurs have a unique ability to harness creativity and innovation to produce a profit.

With more than 25% of the world’s workforce projected to live in sub-Saharan Africa by 2050, it’s imperative that young African leaders continue to create economic opportunities for themselves and for generations to come.

Maybe, from childhood, you’ve dreamed of the day you’d own your business, maybe you’ve never considered it. Maybe you’re looking for a way to make money and change your community. Each person’s journey to entrepreneurship looks different—but there’s one thing all successful entrepreneurs have in common: determination.

YALIEntrepreneurs is an initiative to help you take your business venture from an idea to a reality. If you’re determined to create, innovate, and prosper, then get started with the YALIEntrepreneurs resources below.


Take the Course

Take this YALI Network Online Course to learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and to outline a successful business plan.

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Perfecting Your Pitch

Watch this video vignettes series of five short pitch videos written and presented by 3 Day Startup's Nick Chagin, for helpful tips and ways to make your pitch stand out from others.

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The YALIEntrepreneurs Workbooks and Facilitation Guide below are designed to give practical and step-by-step instructions on how to write a business plan, develop a pitch, and find your inner entrepreneur.

YALIEntrepreneurs Workbook One

YALIEntrepreneurs Workbook One focuses on helping you to uncover your inner entrepreneur by identifying solutions, skills, and interests worth pursuing. Download Workbook One and get start refining your business idea today.

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YALIEntrepreneurs Workbook Two

YALIEntrepreneurs Workbook Two is a step-by-step guide on how to write a strategic business plan. Download Workbook Two today and get started laying the foundation for your business venture.

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Download Workbook Three

YALIEntrepreneurs Workbook Three is designed to help you craft a compelling business pitch. Download Workbook Three today and get started on your personal business pitch.

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Pitch Session Facilitation Guide

The YALIEntrepreneurs Facilitation Guide is designed to help you host a practice session for you and your friends to both discuss your business ideas and polish your presentations.

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Read More About YALIEntrepreneurs

Read stories from YALI Network members, find tips, and learn more about starting and running a business on the YALI Network Blog.

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