YEC 2017: AKIN ALABI TO EMPOWER 50 YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS

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[Lagos]–The Founder and CEO of NairaBet.com, who is also the host of Youth Enterprise Conference (YEC), Mr. Akin Alabi, is set to empower 50 young entrepreneurs with great business ideas during this year’s YEC.

The 50 beneficiaries, who will picked among the attendees of the conference will be empowered by the Akin Alabi Foundation, with N100, 000 each to fuel their business ideas.

Akin Alabi, through the conference official website said The “Youth Enterprise Conference” is an annual conference where “I invite some of the most successful young business people to tell Nigerian youths how they started their business and also teach them how they can do the same.”

He included that  this year’s conference, with the theme: “Small Business, Big Money”, will feature seven successful business owners, who will be telling the story of how they started their businesses, how they broke into the market despite the challenges and how the upcoming young entrepreneurs can do the same.

The seven speakers include: Jason Njoku, (Founder, iROKO), Mark Essien, (CEO, Hotels.ng),  Andrew Airelobhegbe, (CEO, OgaVenue), Japheth J Omojuwa, (CEO, Alpha Reach), Pheelz, Mr Producer, (Founder, Lyricash), Olufunke Akindele Bello, (Founder, Jenifa’s Diary) and Akin Alabi, (Founder, NairaBET).

The conference which is set at to hold on Thursday, March 30 at exactly 9a.m at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, is free and open to all Nigerian youths who are ready to be inspired.

Interested participants are expected to visit the official website, www.youthenterpriseconference.com for details of registration.

Akin Alabi started his business in 2003 with just N3,500 creating and selling information products like Ebooks, Cds, audio tapes and manuals.

From there, he  proceeded to launching a seminar and training company specializing in teaching and consulting for other young people starting their own small businesses.

He later  ventured into the publishing business but failed.

He  then decided to try his hands on other businesses,which he succeeded doing so. The most popular is Nigeria’s first sports betting website, NairaBET.com

He started Youth Enterprise Conference, with the first edition in 2015, to inspire and empower Nigerian Youths, especially the entrepreneurs.




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