Young Entrepreneurship Project

Creating a future that works

YEP (Young Entrepreneurship Project) is a program aimed at developing entrepreneurial skills among students in developing areas. YEP was initiated in 2012 in Kenya and has since expanded to South Africa where it is now hosted by Stellenbosch University and sponsored by Backsberg Winery. YEP’s mission is to inspire young people in the field of entrepreneurship and guide them through the process of successfully starting up and implementing small businesses.

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Young Entrepreneurship Project

About our project

Within the Young Entrepreneurship Project, students from various parts of the world collaborate to help high school learners in developing areas to start up their own company.
The project connects the ‘Northern Hemisphere’ with the ‘Southern Hemisphere’: International teams of students first connect digitally and then come to Stellenbosch University in South Africa to help groups of high school learners to initiate and develop their sustainable business ideas..

Michigan State University will join in 2019

Michigan State University (MSU) is a public university based in Michigan, United States. In 2019, MSU will have students from its Broad College of Business participate in YEP. US News & World Report ranks many of MSU’s graduate programs among the best in the US. The...

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YEP in the news

"With spinach shoots pushing through the ground and paper butterflies decorating the walkways of Makupula Secondary School in Stellenbosch, the Kayamandi Vegetable Store Garden was launched on 24 November." Read more at the Stellenbosch University...

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The Next Edition

The next edition of the Young Entrepreneurship Project will take place between 24 June and 5 July 2019! Local and international groups of students will use this week to prepare, visit townships, attend lectures about social impact, etc. One week later, high school...

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