Safaricom supports young entrepreneurs
Twenty-four budding entrepreneurs from Meru County and its environs received business capital totaling Kenya shillings 800,000 from Blaze by Safaricom at the Be Your Own Boss (BYOB) creation camp that was held at the Meru National Polytechnic.
The event that brought together 250 youth provided a platform for budding entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas and partners including Google and IBM provided mentorship and training on the knowledge and skills required to succeed in entrepreneurship.
The top three in the eight available categories won Kenya shillings 50,000, 30,000 and 20,000 respectively. Since August this year, Blaze has awarded a total of Kenya shillings 3.2 million to 96 entrepreneurs across the country at creation camps held in Kakamega, Mombasa, Eldoret and Meru.
To reach more youth across the country, blaze expanded its engagement program by introducing the blaze e-sports tournament and blaze link, an aggregator of E-learning content.