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YEP Talk: How to Start and Build Your Business in Africa
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Angola, Benin, Africa
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Burkina, Cameroun, Cote d'Ivoire, Mozambique, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Algeria, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Congo The Democratic Republic Of The, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kosovo

Are you in Africa, have a business idea, but don't know how to start? Do you find it difficult to find the support you need to boost or grow your own business? This is your chance to tap into Nestlé’s expertise, learn to overcome obstacles, and skyrocket your entrepreneurship journey 🚀


Nestlé YEP Talk "Ignite your Ideas: How to Start and Build your Business in Africa"

💻 free on-demand webinar

📢 Captions in English and French

With Hermann Kouassi (General Manager at Incubivoir Incubateur), Miles Kubheka (CEO at Wakanda Food Accelerator), Yves Soppelsa (Innovation Acceleration Lead at Nestlé Research & Development), and moderated by Manuela Pokkosy.


✅ Gain invaluable insights, proven strategies, and practical tips to the pains and challenges you face as a young innovator.

✅ Learn from industry experts and successful entrepreneurs who have overcome similar obstacles.

✅ Get empowered to navigate the African food industry, refine your ideas, and build your start-up for success.

Join our latest idea challenges

More coming this year, register to stay tuned!

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Young Birds x Nestlé YEP 2024 Challenge

Shaping the Agriculture Sector of Tomorrow

How can we support the networks of farmers and partners to further reduce their climate footprint, as well as improve farmers’ livelihoods?

🏆 Win a cash prize of CHF 10’000 (divided among the winners)

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Nestlé Youth Innovators Programme 2024

Nestlé Youth Innovators Programme 2024

How can Nescafé recruit more youth into the Nescafé brand and/or increase coffee consumption frequencies amongst Gen-Z (18 to 25 years old)?

🏆 Are you the next innovator? Join the challenge and get a chance to win a main prize of RM15,000!

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Our priorities

From championing sustainability to re-imagining packaging,
we are committed to innovating for a better tomorrow.

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Regeneration Agreculture
REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE

Regenerative agriculture plays a critical role in improving soil health, restoring water cycles and increasing biodiversity for the long term. Taking a farmer-centric approach, we are piloting and scaling new technologies and nature-based solutions to tackle this challenge.

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Plant Based Product
PLANT-BASED PRODUCTS

We are transforming our portfolio to include more plant-based meat and dairy alternatives that are both healthy and delicious. These products reduce emissions across the value chain, driving us towards a more sustainable food system.

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Packaging
PACKAGING AND CIRCULARITY

We are changing the way we think about the value chain from a linear path to a circular one. Through advanced packaging R&D and key partnerships, we are working towards our commitment for all of our packaging to be recyclable or reusable by 2025.

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Nutrition
AFFORDABLE NUTRITION

Making affordable, nutritious and tasty food accessible to everyone is a priority for Nestlé. We leverage our R&D expertise to develop food innovations that cost less without sacrificing nutrition or taste, so that lower-income families can afford to nourish themselves.

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Regeneration Agreculture
REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE

Regenerative agriculture plays a critical role in improving soil health, restoring water cycles and increasing biodiversity for the long term. Taking a farmer-centric approach, we are piloting and scaling new technologies and nature-based solutions to tackle this challenge.

MORE
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Plant Based Product
PLANT-BASED PRODUCTS

We are transforming our portfolio to include more plant-based meat and dairy alternatives that are both healthy and delicious. These products reduce emissions across the value chain, driving us towards a more sustainable food system.

MORE
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Packaging
PACKAGING AND CIRCULARITY

We are changing the way we think about the value chain from a linear path to a circular one. Through advanced packaging R&D and key partnerships, we are working towards our commitment for all of our packaging to be recyclable or reusable by 2025.

MORE
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Nutrition
AFFORDABLE NUTRITION

Making affordable, nutritious and tasty food accessible to everyone is a priority for Nestlé. We leverage our R&D expertise to develop food innovations that cost less without sacrificing nutrition or taste, so that lower-income families can afford to nourish themselves.

MORE

YEP Talk: Free webinar for innovators

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top experts and successful entrepreneurs!
Watch our YEP Talk and learn how to
accelerate your start-up creation.

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