Many young people are so eager to become entrepreneurs, yet only few know how to get there or have access to the resources needed to enable them reach their aspirations. In the month of June 2019, GAICAM organized its third major activity of the year; the National Business and Entrepreneurial Submit aimed at educating and empowering young aspiring and practicing startup entrepreneurs with practical and sustainable strategies and techniques which they need to launch/ bounce back or scale up the growth of their startup business/ideas. Many persons want to start or who have already started the journey of establishing their startups are facing common challenges transforming their ideas into successful high-growth businesses. As such, seeking the right knowledge, insights, mentors, influencers, industry partners, and investors are of paramount importance to the success and growth of their startups.

This edition of the National Business & Entrepreneurship Summit was tagged ‘#NABES2019’, organized by Go-Africa Initiative Cameroon (GAICAM), through the Taminang Entrepreneurship Solutions (TENSO). This summit took place on Saturday 8th of June, 2019 at the Chamber of Commerce Yaoundé, under the theme: “A Crusade for Building Sustainable Business Ventures in Cameroon.” and in partnership with the Ministry of Small and Medium Size Enterprises, Social Economy, Cameroon Chamber of Commerce, Waza Pay, TENSO, Local Youth Corner, Yes Cameroon, and others.  The summit saw the light of great entrepreneurs, business experts, investors, industry leaders, professionals, and other stakeholders from across Cameroon, with 88 participants coming from Buea, Bamenda, Douala, Limbe, Dchang, Kumba and Yaoundé to take part in the summit. The summit brought together 12 great speakers from different spheres of life – Social entrepreneurs, Business entrepreneurs, Health entrepreneurs, Agricultural entrepreneurs and Technological entrepreneurs. 

Also, there were discussions on pertinent issues faced by the Cameroon entrepreneurial ecosystem as a whole. These problems where identified through the worries posed by the participants and various speakers came up with proposed resolutions to these problems.

The summit rounded up with great remarks from participants and speakers, who appreciated the effort of GAICAM for pulling such magnitude of business persons and entrepreneurs to the summit, and encouraged the organization to continue in that light. At the end of this summit, impact could be felt in the lives of participants as they expressed motions of satisfaction.

For more information and insight on GAICAM NATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL SUMMIT 2019, read the complete annual report HERE

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