Startup Ethiopia- the biggest startup event

Startup Ethiopia got an aim of re branding Ethiopia as a startup hub and give the opportunity to the youth from all over the country to dream big and have the exposure that will allow them to learn and develop their passion while solving big problems along the way. The 2019 Start-up Ethiopia, was opened colorfully on the 8th of June by a dance performance of destino dance group & following opening remarks given by Dr.Ing.Mekuria & Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin.

 

 

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Oxfam in Ethiopia and EDC Work Together to Empower Youth

EDC and Oxfam Ethiopia’s Empower Youth for Work (EYW), a project funded by IKEA Foundation, signed a MOU to work together on empowering youth in rural and semi-urban areas of Ethiopia, specifically Arsi and West Arsi Zones of Oromia and Sitti and Faafen Zones of the Somali regions.

 

 

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ETW Resumed

The Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC)-Ethiopia restarted providing one of its flagship training, Entrepreneurship Training Workshop, after being discontinued for a couple of months. The 634 and 635 ETW rounds took place from June 17-29, 2019 at Momona Hotel. A total of 56 clients attended the training program for six consecutive days in each round.

 

 

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

On March 8, a strong group of 26 women entrepreneurs gathered at the EDC headquarters in Addis Ababa to commemorate International Women’s Day under the 2018 theme #PressforProgress. The women entrepreneurs came from various industries such as leather, printing press, daycare, and hospital to services and even construction – a mostly male-dominated industry.

 

 

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2019 Best Young Entrepreneur Award

The Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC)- Ethiopia held the 2019 National Entrepreneurship Award in three major categories; Best Young Entrepreneur, Best Seasoned Entrepreneur, and Best Social Entrepreneur of the year. In "Best Young Entrepreneur of the year" category Firehiwot Asefa won the title. Firehiwot returned from United Arab Emirates (UAE) 5 years ago and took Entrepreneurship training opportunity to start her own garment factory.

 

 

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Recognition of EDC ANRS at the Amhara Women Entrepreneurs Association

 

Amhara Women Entrepreneurs Association (AWEA) has held its General Regular Assembly Meeting in Bahir Dar from 2-3, July 2017 where EDC’s Amhara Office was recognized for the trainings and business development support services that was provided to women entrepreneurs across the region.

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