DARE TO INNOVATE
WE ARE A YOUTH-LED MOVEMENT TO END UNEMPLOYMENT
ACROSS WEST AFRICA.
WE INVEST IN THE ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM TO IGNITE SOCIAL CHANGE.
THE W Y .Africa has the largest youth population in the world with more than 200 MILLION
people between ages 15-24
new jobs will be needed in the next 15 years
of Africas youth are unemployed
YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT PERPETUATES GENERATIONAL
CYCLES OF POVERTY AND ERODES SOCIAL COHESION. .
MIND MAPPINGCAPTURE COLLECTIVE REALITY
HMWHOW MIGHT WE STATEMENTS
CHALLENGES INTO OPPORTUNITIES
OPEN SPACE DIALOGUEHARNESS COLLECTIVE WISDOM
WISHES & FRUSTRATIONSUNEARTH PAIN POINTS
BRAINSTORMINGIDEAS, IDEAS, IDEAS
BUSINESS MODELSDESIRABILITY, FEASIBILITY, VIABILITY
We combine leading methodologies in business modeling, human-centered design, collective dialogue and self-discovery for a unique path to ideation and entrepreneurship.
OUR PROCESS .
FINDING THE SWEET SPOT .From ideation to business creation, our entrepreneurs leverage value chain analysis, customer experience mapping and prototyping to test and iterate concepts toward the intersection of desirability, feasibility and viability.
MAKE YOUR BUSINESS WORK
LOCAL OWNERSHIP INNOVATION
CROSS-CULTURE, CROSS-SECTOR COLLABORATION
THEORY OF CHANGEOUR .
81YOUTH ENTERPRISE OWNERS
$60KSEED FUNDING INVESTED
MEET SOME OF OUR
ENTREPRENEURS.BUT WAIT, THE BEST PART YET (!)
DARIUS BARRYIn 2013, Darius was unemployed. Today, he runs his regions top elementary school. What began as a tutoring center in his parents living room has evolved to a full-fledged school with 600 students enrolled, over 400 on the waitlist, and 12 employees.
Before I thought that I had failed at life, but after receiving the training and funding from Dare to Innovate, I had no choice but to accomplish something.
FATOUMATA DIALLOThe women in Fatoumatas neighborhood sell at the local market, right on the edge of the major highway. Fatoumata noticed it was difficult for women to keep an eye on their children, who are at risk of being hit by a passing car, getting sick from playing in piles of trash, or falling into the gutters that line the road.
Fatoumata launched a daycare center promoting creativity and providing security for children. She now cares for and educates 100 children and employs three women.
WE BELIEVE IN A WEST AFRICA WHERE ENTREPRENEURS HAVE ACCESS TO RESOURCES, WHERE INNOVATION IS THE EXPECTATION, AND WHERE YOUTH ACTIVELY LEAD THE DEVELOPMENT OF THEIR COUNTRY.
WERE ON A MISSION.DARE TO JOIN?