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Global Student Entrepre- neurship Week 2021

OCTOBER 28 - 30

/ King Solomon's Height, 26 Mango Street, Accra

The strategic objective of Global Student Entrepreneurship Week is to help students and early-career individuals think like job creators and not just job seekers. Since its inception, the project has become an explosive growth-focused startup event with students, budding entrepreneurs, and early career professionals learning from investors and entrepreneurs from Africa, Silicon Valley, the U.K, and beyond. Now in its fourth edition, this year's Student Entrepreneurship Week will focus on the theme “The Next Frontier of Innovation and Leadership.” Don’t miss this mind-bending experience! Join us onsite or online.

For the young and ambitious minds leading the next phase of innovation

The world is moving into a new phase of global dynamics right now. As the older generation gradually makes way for the youth to take the helm of affairs, the dominant question on the lips of development partners is, “who will control the global economy?” More so, innovation has reached a tipping point. In education, agriculture, medicine, finance, housing, and so on, digital technology is reshaping how we work, live, interact, and communicate, hence the global race for platform ownership. Thus, Stars From All Nations is collaborating with LoveWorld Next and LoveWorld Business Network to assemble the best and brightest minds globally to spark meaningful conversations, and share best practices that’ll shape the next phase of innovation and leadership.

Why Attend?

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28 October
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09:00AM -10:00AM

Check-in & Breakfast

10:00AM - 10:30AM

Intro + Opening

10:30AM -11:00AM

Welcome Keynote

We are the Ones We've been Waiting for

At the crux of the economic tension and social inequalities that many people experience today is an opportunity for change-making. This session challenges GSEW21 guests to make the world better than they met it.

11:00AM - 12:00PM

First Session - Moderated Keynote

The Next Frontier of Innovation & Leadership

Despite the tremendous improvements in technological advancement we're witnessing today, many people worldwide are still left behind. More so, the need for equitable leadership is going through the roof. How do we create tools, processes, and systems that empower people en masse?

12:00PM - 12:30PM

Second Session - Panel

Decent Jobs for the Youth - Fixing youth unemployment in Africa

The numbers are all over the place: 75 million or or 12.6% of young people are unemployed. In Africa, each year, an estimated 11-12 million young people enter the workforce, with only about 3 million people finding jobs. Youth are approximately 3x more likely to be unemployed than adults. How can we fix this?

12:30PM - 01:30PM

Lunch

01:30PM - 01:35PM

Musical/Art performance

01:35PM - 02:30PM

Third Session - Moderated Keynote

Africa and the World: Making AfCFTA work for the youth through Platform Ownership, Policy with a Purpose and Equitable Funding

The African Union estimates that about 70,000 skilled professionals emigrate from Africa annually. The AfCFTA has the potential to reverse this trend. This session aims to facilitate knowledge sharing among policymakers, researchers, practitioners, and other stakeholders towards making the AfCFTA work for the youth.

02:30PM - 02:45PM

Break - Launch of ReadyforWork by SFAN

02:45PM - 03:10PM

Fourth Session - Panel

Digital Skills and the Future of Work: How Technological Innovation is Transforming the Workforce

Analysts predict that by 2030, 85% of jobs that will exist, do not exist today. Further, 10% of professions will diminish completely by 2030 and will be replaced by AI optimization. That means, what students learn at university could be obsolete by the time they graduate. There will be 230 million “digital jobs” in Sub- Saharan Africa by 2030.

03:10PM - 03:45PM

Fifth Session - Panel

The future of Governance and Civil leadership

How can we create shared understanding of priorities while fostering transparency and accountability? What are the working models for supporting meaningful civil society participation in governance processes? These and more at this session.

03:45PM - 04:00PM

Musical Performance

04:00PM - 04:30PM

Sixth session - Keynote

The Intersection of Entrepreneurship and Spirituality

Less talked about but overwhelmingly evident is that entrepreneurship at its core draws from the spiritual. Experience lively discussions to help you live a fuller life and create economic well-being.

04:30PM - 05:00PM

Musical performance & closing

Speakers

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Patrick Awuah Jr

Founder and President of Ashesi University

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Gina Kloes

International Speaker, Leadership Expert, Award Winning Author

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Daysman Oyakhilome

President, Carel Studio

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Lord Michael Hastings Of Scarisbrick CBE

Global Head, Corporate Citizenship, KPMG International

Speaker Applications

If you are interested in speaking at Global Student Entrepreneurship Week, we’d love to hear from you. Reach out to us with your portfolio and preferred topic and we’ll be in touch shortly.

News

SA entrepreneur wins Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award

22-year-old South African entrepreneur Denislav Marinov won the prestigious award after numerous submissions from all over the world. Read more

SFAN makes a Splash with First-Ever Pan-Africa Student Entrepreneurship Week

The event was held to connect entrepreneurs and innovators using communication and knowledge exchange to empower young business owners. Invited speakers were helpful and played a crucial role in sharing business insights. Read more

Entrepreneur Emmanuel Gamor: Student Entrepreneurship Week Attracts Global Speakers

"Student Entrepreneurship Week always starts with high energy. The event is crucial because we have a lot of young learners who want to understand how entrepreneurship can change their countries." Watch

The inaugural Student Entrepreneurship Week Ghana was a huge success!

“Knowledge is just information. Experience is real learning.” — SOHO_Africa. Tweeted in passing by Soho_Africa, the above sentiment is underlying but central to the inaugural Student Entrepreneurship Week Ghana. Read more

APPLY TO PITCH AT GSEW21

Pitch your business to early-stage investors and get funded

If you are a technology entrepreneur with a scalable business solution, here’s your chance to showcase your innovation to the world and get funded. Apply to pitch live at Global Student Entrepreneurship Week. We are looking for entrepreneurs in education, agriculture, fintech, and digital media sectors. $20,000 investment available.

Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

GSEW21 gives companies a great opportunity to connect with the right audience, highlight the values offered by their brands, market their innovations, and associate their brand to the next big business owners and innovators. Showcase your solutions to our bright thinkers and elevate your position in the innovation ecosystem.

Apply for Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award

This award is part of our commitment to spotlight the thinkers and dreamers that would ordinarily not be recognized. If you have what it takes to win the coveted prize or know someone who does, follow the instruction below on how to be nominated.

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