FOYA Awards to unveil nominees for East Africa’s 2020 young entrepreneurs award
Founder of the Year Awards, (FOYA) an initiative seeking to reward young and youthful entrepreneurs is set to name this year’s nominees.
The annual awards ceremony seeks to recognize and celebrate outstanding young entrepreneurs who create jobs and other value-adding opportunities.
Organizers of FOYA say that this year’s event will be held virtually given the unprecedented effects of coronavirus.
“We are now proceeding with a largely virtual engagement with our wide network of stakeholders in the private, public and not-for-profit space to celebrate the ingenuity of the East African people and their RESILIENCE in the face of a crisis as they RE-ENGINEER, RE-DESIGN and RE-IMAGINE their businesses and livelihoods to be more relevant for the here and now as well as for the future.” said Mr. Moranga Innocent, the FOYA Founder and CEO.
Nominees from the participating countries namely, Kenya Uganda and Tanzania will be announced next week on Monday on the FOYA Social media pages.
The nominees across East Africa will marshal their followers over a period of 30 days from the day of their unveiling to vote for them to be crowned national category winners and thereafter a second phase to determine regional winners will be announced.
The 14 categories include Technology, Fashion, Agribusiness, Health, Education and Real Estate and caters to two distinct youthful age groups of 20 – 30 and 31 – 40, with the final regional event ceremony scheduled to be held in November 2020.
FOYA has also partnered with MOJ Attorneys who will offer legal and regulatory advise to the entrepreneurs and the organizers.
“We are delighted to partner with #FOYA202EA to offer strategic legal, business and regulatory advice and transaction support to the Organizers and to the budding youthful entrepreneurs who engage with this exciting platform”, said Mr. Jimmy Mwangangi Ounga, Founder and Proprietor of MOJ Attorneys, a Nairobi-based SME law practice and a Director at FOYA.