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Young Entrepreneur Startup onGear (YES Go)

Gradual income accumulation on the move through learning from online videos that facilitates hands-on entrepreneurship skills among youths.

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What problem does the idea help to solve and how does your solution work? (2,000 characters maximum)

Young Entrepreneur Startup onGear (YES Go) is a project targeting youths in Tanzania. The project aims at tackling the problem of unemployment among youths. Lack of employment in Tanzania is one of the biggest problems facing youths where it is approximated that 11.5% of youths among graduates and non-graduates have no employment. According to the 2012 Census conducted in Tanzania with 52.55 millions people 30% of the population were the youth. Due to this large number of youths and the need of the employment frpm the wo major competing sectors (Public and Private sectors) the number recruited has touched only a few of them. Private sector does not employ all of the youths due to the limited practical experience among graduates from colleges and universities; and lack of practical experience among non-graduates residing in the street. Every year an approximate of 100,000 youths graduates from different levels of education including colleges and universities. These graduates find themselves on a new environment far from their homes. So the YES Go idea brings a web platform utilizing the opportunity of internet availability where young entrepreneurs will be able to earn a small amount of capital from watching entrepreneurial videos with practical explanations, experiments, activities and practicals on different topics of entrepreneurship. While an entrepreneur is watching a video on the other side will be accumulating small income through his/her account. The poster will pay for the video upload to educate entrepreneur, also advertisers will have room to upload their ads for their business growth. This means the platform appreciates the time, cost and comments from viewers as the results growing the business, viewers benefiting from watching. So the application will be beneficial to all parts, Advertiser will have his advert watched of which the time and frequency of watch can depend on the type of content, creativity of the video, and presentation

Geography of focus (500 characters)

The idea will work in Tanzania where there is a high number of youth aging 18-35 years without employment. Tanzania is one of country in East Africa (EA) with largest number of smart phone users among youths. Due to the the YouTube adoption statistics in Tanzania, that is why the projects prefer the use of video format experience to cover a large number of population.

Building Bridges: What bridge does your idea build between people on the move and neighbors towards a shared future of stability and promise? (500 characters)

The idea builds a secure startup practical experience on entrepreneurship skills while taking care of capital crises encountered by many people who fail to buy even an ice cream bucket. The idea also assures advertisers who are looking for customers on the internet that, people are there waiting their posts, so that they can accumulate some money on their accounts by just watching at videos posts. Also it builds an entrepreneurship platform as a bridge for young entrepreneur move a step ahead.

What human need is your idea solving for? (1,000 characters)

The idea saves human hope and joy. As one will be watching a video on the other side is accumulating the capital. As the YouTube operates where the one who owns the account can make money through the YouTube Partnership Program (YPP). But what if no one view your video on the YouTube? Means you can even no longer get into the YPP. So the platform serves equal chance to all, starting from the poster looking to get more customers online, also expecting to get high number of views and comments from viewers, and also the one who view who is the final audience can earn something form viewing the video. Why because he must recharge for internet bundle to watch the video, and as the result we make people have at least some startup assurance on meeting their goals. On the other hand we are solving the problem of lack of capital, especially small capital for individuals with a dream to start even an ice cream project which almost does not need much more capital at its startup.

What will be different within the community of focus as a result of implementing your idea? (1,000 characters)

The idea is posing a direct way of small capital income generation at hand just by watching at a video. Behind the scene people are being educated from the posts, as the result the idea is likely to change the way of living of people especially on assuring on hand-on method of starting a business. In Tanzania, Internet is penetrating at high rate but still most of people do not believe at the internet. As the internet connects the world like a village, it does not matter where will the training video be posted from. So the application also can save as the way of connecting people from different area in the world with same hope, expectation, and future. Currently the idea will operate in Tanzania because, it is normal to find a young graduate from the college without capability of starting even a small business. Also the application will concentrate on providing hands-on skills on entrepreneurship so that the number of unemployment can decrease at some extent.

What is the inspiration behind your idea? (1,000 characters)

The idea assures start-up income among young entrepreneurs

Describe the dynamics of the community in which the idea is to be implemented. (1,000 characters)

The community where the idea is being implement is adapting to the technology especially the use of smartphone on communicating around the globe. Young community is the common group on the move. In Tanzania, young seem to be addicted on the social networks.

How does your idea leverage and empower community strengths and assets to help create an environment for success? (1,000 characters)

The community we target, is the youth in Tanzania of which has adapted on the internet. Because most of them use internet to read, and browse regardless of who posted, we focus to have this point (YES Go) through online where different people will get practical skills. The system also, add an insenrive to video or tutorial uploaders of uploading one free video if hits a highest number of views. The system also focuses to join and meet people of the same area, to share face-face idea on the topic after discusaing a lot on the internet. For instance in Tanzania, it has almost 26 regions and 100+ districts of which the application join the people of the same category with hands-on skills to start a business by sharing their individual inputs and assets. Also, money from the application can be collected after reaching a certain amount. So , that's means people or viewers will have to have a continual watching of the video series till he/she covers a topic. Summing m, YES Go brings hope

What other partners or stakeholders will work alongside you in implementing the idea, if any? (1,000 characters)

I hope to work with Mobile Operators to have to entegrate the system with payment syatem at hand. Nowadays Mobile money is the quickest way from which people can get their money safely. We also hope to integrate only money payment systems like PayPal and Visa when the system extends to the world zone. Additionally, we we hope to work with Bulk SMS companies to have a reliable offline communication and verification of accounts.

What part of the displacement journey is your solution addressing

  • Being on the move, crossing borders, and/or temporarily settled

Tell us how you'd describe the type of innovation you are proposing

  • Platform: Creating a community or market that facilitates interaction between users and resources

Idea Proposal Stage

  • Prototype: We have done some small tests or experiments with prospective users to continue developing the idea.

Group or Organization Name

Afrosoft Limited

Website URL:

http://afrosoft.co.tz/yesgo

Type of submitter

  • We are a For-Profit Startup or Startup Social Enterprise

Organization Headquarters: Country

Tanzania

Organization Headquarters: City / State

Bukoba, Kagera

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Photo of Uchenna Okafor
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Hi Mahadi Rwebangira! This design is a catalyst for mass employment and a melting point for dynamic economic activities. Imagine paying an individual for entertaining, educating, and informing the same person through videos. what about the value chain of direct advertisement and through google Ads? Nonetheless, do well to carry disabled persons along in this innovation. Once again, congrats and thank you.

Photo of Mahadi Rwebangira
Team

Thank you Uchenna Okafor for your comment. Basically the application focuses on motivating online learning through videos. Google Ads will be customable according to user preferences. Along side disabled, can also learn through voice notes on the video clip. Again, thank you and keep it up considering and pointing disabled along this innovation.

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