Cytonn to Offer Training to Young Entrepreneurs Through New eHub Initiative

By Vera Shawiza / August 5, 2016 | 7:43 am



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Are you a young and upcoming entrepreneur? Are you thinking of how to make that business grow and expand from where it is? Then this is your opportunity to make that broad move that will change your perception on entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship remains the core engine of growth in any diverse and growing economy, hence the biggest determinant in job creation and uplifting the standards of living. For that reason, Cytonn Investments Company are offering young people the chance to join the Cytonn Entrepreneurship Hub (eHub)

Cytonn eHub is a 12-week training and mentorship Programme for young and upcoming entrepreneurs that seeks to enhance knowledge and capabilities on how to run and grow successful enterprises. It is an initiative of the Cytonn Foundation that encompasses all pillars of the Foundation namely:  Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy, and Training and Mentorship.

This Programme is able to transform ordinary entrepreneurs into sharp entrepreneurs by covering the following topics:

  • Role of entrepreneurship in society, what it takes to be an entrepreneur and what drives entrepreneurs
  • Identifying a business opportunity and packaging your business idea
  • Understanding and developing your business strategy, mission and vision
  • Legal aspects in your business
  • Sourcing for capital and overcoming capital challenges
  • Understanding and preparing financials for your business
  • Business development and product development
  • Building a brand for your business
  • Sales and marketing skills
  • Acquiring and retaining the best asset- People
  • Having the best client service
  • Mentorship and networking

Cytonn eHub is perfect for any young person who is venturing into entrepreneurship but do not know how to go about it. It is also perfect for an entrepreneur who is wondering wondering how to take their business to the next level. It will be able to give you access to mentors who will help you think through your business and overcome some of the challenges you face while running a business.

Read:Has the Kenyan Government been Supportive of Entrepreneurs?

Cytonn eHub will also give you an opportunity to compete for actual funding in a forum of serious investors looking for venture opportunities

Classes for are set to commence on 10th September 2016. The classes will be happening every Saturday of the week from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon at the Cytonn Investment offices, 6th floor, The Chancery Building, Valley Road Nairobi.

To enhance the learning experience, Cytonn eHub will have weekly assignments, evaluations and mentorship sessions in addition to the class room training. Participants should be able to make a 12-week commitment and have the time to engage intensively in the Programme. This is because training is very practical and hands on.

Your investment towards becoming a sharp entrepreneur is Kshs. 5,000 which can be paid in installments over the 12-week period; the proceeds of the Programme will go towards funding the award for the most exemplary participant, which is a capital injection of Kshs. 100,000.

Upon successful completion of the modules, you shall be awarded with a certificate of participation and have a graduation ceremony. 

Anyone with an already existing business which has been in existence for a period of between 6 months and 1 year is eligible to apply for the eHub Programme or anyone an actionable idea and a business plan. However, business ideas will only be limited to the following sectors: real estate, financial services, technology, education, and renewable energy.

visit www.cytonn.com/foundation/ehub-application to apply. Applications are open from 22nd July 2016 to 13th August 2016. Classes commence on 10th September 2016.

 





About Vera Shawiza

Vera Shawiza is Soko Directory’s in-house journalist. Her zealous nature ensures that sufficient and relevant content is generated for the Soko Directory website and sourcing information from clients is easy as smooth sailing.Vera can be reached at: (020) 528 0222 or Email: info@sokodirectory.com

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