In July, I wrote a paper on why we need to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Sierra Leone to support a new breed of entrepreneurs. In that paper I discussed rent seeking vs value creating entrepreneurship. I argued that we need to build an ecosystem in Sierra Leone that supports the value creating entrepreneurs.
The finals of the GEW 2017 Freetown Pitch Night was a thrilling contest, with CareerXpo- Francis Leonard Vibbi – emerging as the winner!
The judges felt CareerXpo addresses one of the most pressing challenges our country faces-youth unemployment.
CareerXpo connects qualified youth in Sierra Leone to jobs and vice versa. We pride ourselves in solving the intermediate problems of graduate students lacking employment due to the absence of practical hands on experience that, they may not have had in college. By collaborating with local organizations in Sierra Leone CareerXpo help support graduate students to provide a platform where graduates from college will be able to learn on the job and gain the needed experience to boost their careers.
From November 13th to the November 17th the world, including Sierra Leone, will celebrate the Global Entrepreneurship Week. Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch start-ups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.
Global Entrepreneurship Week will be officially celebrated in Sierra Leone for the first time, from November 13 to November 17, 2017. The one week program aims to promote GEN SL, raise awareness of value creating entrepreneurship, and celebrate entrepreneurship.
Mr Foday Melvin Kamara is one of the most formidable entrepreneurs in Sierra Leone.
He started his business 20 years ago, with an investment of less than $100 (£63) which he had saved while in Germany. His company, Fomel Industry and National Industrialisation Centre (FINIC), is now worth more than $1m.
JobHack is a free online course for young people who want to learn how to create their own jobs. Students learn 5 practical skills that will help them become self employed. Each student that finishes JobHack receives a Certificate of Completion, becomes a lifetime member of the international alumni community and can win a $1000 … Read moreJobHack