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.
SFAN pioneered Student Entrepreneurship Week in 2018 with a maiden Ghana edition in partnership with the British Council Ghana. The following year, the team took the excitement to the rest of the continent with a Pan-Africa Student Entrepreneurship Week hosted by Ecobank Ghana. That event was featured in Forbes, with participants raising a recorded $113,000 funding.
And in 2020, despite the devastating impact of the pandemic, the SFAN team soldiered on with a global virtual edition attracting speakers from around the world.
Now in its fourth edition, this year’s Student Entrepreneurship Week receives partnership from Loveworld Next and Loveworld Business Network and will focus on the theme “The Next Frontier of Innovation and Leadership.”
Tom-Chris Emewulu, Founder and President of SFAN says: “When I was a student entrepreneur, a certain academic figure told me that it was a terrible idea and I might not graduate. But I graduated with a First Class honor. Of course, it was a challenging process because I had to learn a lot. Hence, I created Student Entrepreneurship Week to help co-dreamers and innovators find direction and build their careers.”
Don’t miss this mind-bending experience. You can join the event onsite or online. SFAN’s partner Loveworld Next will be hosting a live pitch session called The Next Big Thing Pitch Battle with a $20,000 cash prize up for grabs. The event will also be awarding three student entrepreneurs with the prestigious Student Entrepreneur of The Year Award.
To make your reservation, apply to pitch for the $20,000 TNBT pitch, apply for the prestigious student entrepreneur of the year award, or learn more about the project, visit studententrepreneurshipweek.com.
For sponsorship or speaking opportunities, contact the team via info(at)sfanonline.org.