Youth Business International (YBI) announces award finalists across three categories and invites the public to cast their vote for the Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Three outstanding young people were chosen across the three categories Climate Entrepreneurship Award, Social Entrepreneurship Award and Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award. The nine young entrepreneurs will travel to Kenya to participate in Youth Business International’s Global Youth Entrepreneurship Summit.

FATE Foundation is delighted to announce that Adaeze Akpagbula with their business, FarmSpeak Technologies Limited was named a finalist in the Climate Entrepreneurship Award.

Farmspeak provides livestock farmers IoT (Internet of Things) and AI (Artificial Intelligence) Climate-Smart Technologies to enhance productivity, increase profit margins, and facilitate data-driven agriculture practices.

We are proud of our Adaeze Akpagbula, our AEP 95, Business Resilience Program (2021), and Road to Growth, Ogun State, 2023 entrepreneur, for being selected as one of the three finalists for the Climate Entrepreneurship Award. This recognition speaks to the innovative and impactful work being done by our entrepreneurs in addressing climate change. We believe that entrepreneurship is a powerful tool for solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges, and we at FATE Foundation are committed to supporting our entrepreneurs in achieving their goals.” Adenike Adeyemi, Executive Director, FATE Foundation, said.

Adaeze Akpagbula, Co-founder, Farmspeak Technologies Limited said, “Being named a finalist is an incredible honour, reaffirming Farmspeak Technology’s commitment to transforming Africa’s agricultural sector through technology.  I am profoundly grateful to Youth Business International and FATE Foundation for the opportunity to amplify our voice and showcase our innovation. We, at Farmspeak Technology is excited about the journey ahead and eager to leverage this opportunity to make a lasting impact in our community”.

Anita Tiessen, CEO YBI, said, ‘We see young people with ambitious and inspiring businesses every day and this year’s Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalists showcase the best talent and determination of the young entrepreneurs supported across our network. It’s particularly special to see young people eager to solve problems and growing their businesses from strength to strength with purpose over profit aiming to address environmental problems and improve the lives and livelihoods of their communities.“

This year’s Summit will be taking place over three days in Nairobi, Kenya from 8-10 October 2024 and the theme is Shaping the Future of Youth Entrepreneurship.

Over three days we will shine a light on the inspiring young people from across our network and showcase how their businesses are addressing global issues like hunger and climate change, driving forward the green economy and plugging gaps in social welfare.

The Summit will bring together leading experts, influencers, funders and decision makers in youth entrepreneurship. This will be a momentous occasion for our network. Our chance to reflect, connect and collaborate in person.

For more information about the Summit and to read about all the finalists please visit:

The FATE School

The FATE School of FATE Foundation was created to harness the strong entrepreneurial culture of Nigerians by providing aspiring entrepreneurs business incubation, growth and accelerator support required to fully explore their innovative potential, to start, grow and scale their businesses

Youth Business International (YBI)

Youth Business International is the global network for organizations supporting youth entrepreneurship. YBI supports young people around the world to start, grow and sustain businesses, leveraging entrepreneurship to create decent work and drive inclusive economic growth, whilst transforming livelihoods and strengthening communities.  Our global network acts as a platform for members to exchange ideas, knowledge and insights, and to collaborate in a way that catalyzes entrepreneurs’ success and multiplies impact.


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