The Young Entrepreneurs Awards Story…

  • Bizna Kenya is a marketing and enterprise development services provider for small businesses. We work with Small and Medium Enterprises to improve the product offering, business processes and ultimately, their bottom line.
  • Among these is a significant number of young entrepreneurs who own and run successful businesses across Kenya.
  • To honour their efforts and inspire them to become better, Bizna Kenya created the Young Entrepreneurs Awards (YEA).
  • The first edition was held in 2018 which saw Michelle Ntalami (Marini Naturals) and Pancras Karema (Expedition Maasai Safaris) emerge as the top winners.
  • YEA is open to business owners below 35 years old (as at 29th November 2019) who have attained significant success in their businesses.

YEA Objectives

The challenges inspire young Entrepreneur Awards (YEA) that young people and in particular, young entrepreneurs face. There is a growing number of young people leaving colleges and universities than ever before.

They are equipped with skills and competencies, but they lack spaces and opportunities to exercise them due to the shrinking job opportunities.

Further, they harbour grand ambitions to change the world and make something of themselves but are constrained by prevailing economic circumstances.

YEA Objectives

  1. Recognise and award the best of the most successful young entrepreneurs in different sectors of the economy.
  2. Promote sound business practices and highlight challenges facing the youth in business.
  3. Connect businesses with ecosystem enablers.
  4. Promote the use of digital channels to manage and grow youth-owned businesses.

Our Reason For Reaching Out To You…

As Bizna Kenya, our vision is to partner with media partners and sponsors to make the dreams of Kenya’s young entrepreneurs come true.

Through this partnership, we hope to achieve the following:

  1. Mobilise at least 30,000 young entrepreneurs to apply for Bizna YEA 2019 nomination.
  2. Communicate the Bizna YEA 2019 critical messages to the public.
  3. Drive conversations that promote youth entrepreneurship growth and development.
  4. Document the Bizna YEA 2019 journey.
  5. Provide coverage for the Bizna YEA 2019 nomination, judging and gala event.

What is in it for you?

  • An opportunity to interact and engage with the young consumers of your products and services.
  • Publicity, media exposure and top of mind brand awareness through mainstream media (radio, TV and print) covering YEA.
  • Create and increase awareness of your brand and products via Bizna websites and social media accounts.
  • Opportunities to convert leads to customers and acquire new customers through the sustained YEA campaign.
  • Be part of the premier youth business awards program and fidelity with the youth who form over 60% of the Kenyan population.
  • Contribute to youth empowerment and youth entrepreneurship promotion activities in Kenya.
  • Contribute meaningfully to the Governments Big Four Agenda.

Partnership Categories

1. Nomination partner

Nomination partnership does not attract any charges. Partners are mandated to mobilise qualified candidates among in their communities to apply for nomination. The nomination partner who assembles the highest number of applicants will be awarded.

2. Nomination sponsors

Nomination partners sponsor sponsors applicants by paying the requisite 1,000 nomination registration fee. The minimum sponsorship is for 25 applicants (25,000).

3. In-kind partners

In-kind partners contribute goods and services towards the success of Bizna YEA 2019 success.

Partner benefits include:

  • Media mentions.
  • Presentation of awards to winners during the gala dinner.
  • Content, social media and email blast exposure on Bizna Kenya properties.

Category Sponsor

Sponsorship Amount: KES.250,000

Benefit:

  • A representative from the sponsor to present an award in the sponsored category.
  • Mentions on leading television, radio and print media outlets.
  • Two email blast to over 100,000 contacts in our database.
  • One marketing and promotion articles on Bizna Kenya.
  • One month banner placements on the Bizna Kenya Website at a 50% discount.
  • Two weeks of a media campaign on Bizna Kenya social media pages.

Silver Sponsor

Sponsorship Amount: KES. 1,000,000

Benefits:

  • Activation space in 2 full days YEA business clinics, cocktail and nomination mobilisation events in either Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Eldoret, Machakos and Nairobi.
  • Publicity on leading television, radio and print media outlets.
  • Three email blast to over 100,000 contacts in our database.
  • Logo placement on all YEA communication and advertisements.
  • Logo placement on all YEA promotional material.
  • Two marketing and promotion articles on Bizna Kenya.
  • Two-month banner placements on the Bizna Kenya Website.
  • Three weeks of a media blitz on Bizna Kenya social media pages.
  • Time allocation for a speech during the gala event
  • Presentation of the top award.

Gold Sponsor

Sponsorship Amount: KES. 1,500,000

Benefits:

  • Activation space in 4 full days YEA business clinics, cocktail and nomination mobilisation events in either Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Eldoret, Machakos and Nairobi.
  • Publicity on leading television, radio and print media outlets.
  • Two email blast to over 100,000 contacts in our database.
  • Logo placement on all YEA communication and advertisements.
  • Logo placement on all YEA promotional material.
  • Three marketing and promotion articles on Bizna Kenya.
  • Three-month banner placements on the Bizna Kenya Website.
  • Six weeks media campaign on Bizna Kenya social media pages.
  • Time allocation for a speech during the gala event
  • Presentation of the top award.

Platinum Sponsor

Sponsorship Amount: KES. 2,500,000

Benefits:

  • Activation space in 6 full days YEA business clinics, cocktail and nomination mobilisation events in Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Eldoret, Machakos and Nairobi.
  • Publicity on leading television, radio and print media outlets.
  • Four email blast to over 100,000 contacts in our database.
  • Logo placement on all YEA communication, advertisements and promotional material.
  • Four marketing and promotion articles on Bizna Kenya.
  • Four months Banner placements on the Bizna Kenya Website for.
  • Eight weeks of media campaigns on Bizna Kenya social media pages.
  • Time allocation for a speech during the gala event
  • Presentation of the top award.