Ye! Kenya Startup Video Competition 2016 for Kenyan Entrepreneurs ( Win Tickets to the Youth Entrepreneurship of the Year Award ceremony in Europe)

Submission Deadline: June 26th 2016

Ye! Community is proud to announce a Startup Video Competition in collaboration with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)! Through the video competition Ye! will select 3 young (18-30 year old) Kenyan entrepreneurs to pitch at an amazing pitch event during the Youth Forum at the UNCTAD XIV meetings in Nairobi on 18 July 2016.


  • Applicants must beunder 30 years old
  • The business idea demonstrates elements of innovation (we’re open to entrepreneurs from all sectors!)
  • The business is beyond the ideation stage. In other words, it needs to be more than an idea – there already needs to some revenue generated or a working prototype of your product
  • The business has a Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet, Profit.


Winners get selected to pitch at the Youth Forum, allowing you to:

  • Showcase your startup before an audience of international youth, international investors, and policy makers at one of the most important global events in the world!
  • Get feedbackon your startup from business leaders and experienced investors!
  • Have a chance to be nominated to attend and win the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award held in a city (to be announced) in Europe in November 2016 (all travel and accommodation costs will be covered)!

Award & Prize

  • 3 entrepreneurs are selected to pitch at the Youth Forum in the morning of 18 July in Nairobi
  • The winner at the pitch event (you’ll be competing with 5 other young entrepreneurs) wins a ticket to the Youth Entrepreneurship of the Year Award ceremony in Europe (exact city to be announced!) – which will be part of the larger CYFI Award ceremonies

How to Register


  • Register/Login to your Ye! Account
  • Submit a video to tell us about your startup (2~3 minutes) through your profile or on this page (under “Apply Now”)
    * The video can be a product demo, a pitch, a presentation or a promotion video. You can be creative!
  • Share your video and invite people to vote for you
  • Submission and voting deadline: 26 June, 2016


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Ye! Kenya Startup Video Competition 2016