Nominations have begun for the Abuja Young Entrepreneurs Awards (AYE Awards) 2013, organised by Fusion Lifestyle Ltd.
The awards were created to celebrate young ingenious business owners in the FCT who are usually not given the same recognition as their counterparts in other cities. With the recent increase in the number of award ceremonies, the organisers feel it is imperative to explain the reason behind the awards.
Here is a statement from Fusion Lifestyle:
“Abuja is a fast growing city with a lot of ingenious businesses springing up, most of which are run by young business owners between the ages of 21 and 35 years. These young people are working tirelessly to come up with business solutions which in the past were accessible only in other parts of the country, and indeed the world. Regardless of this, they are always relegated to the sidelines in terms of recognition and falsely put under the stereotype of rich spoilt kids. We therefore felt it was time to get some recognition for these hard working enterprising individuals as well as letting the world know about their businesses. We at Fusion lifestyle work very closely with young entrepreneurs from all over the country, and feel we have a certain leverage in that regard, for the organisation of such an award ceremony. We are very passionate about entrepreneurship and strongly believe it should be celebrated and encouraged.”
According to Fusion Lifestyle Limited, the maiden edition of the awards which was held in April 2012 was a resounding success and they are working tirelessly to make sure the 2013 edition surpasses this.
There are 13 categories in all and these are;
- Fashion and style
- Health and Fitness
- Food and Drink
- Media and Arts
- Hospitality and Event Management
- Information and Communications Technology
- Specialized Services
- Young Entrepreneur of the year
Nominations will take place from the 1st to 31st December 2012 on the dedicated website www.ayeawards.com where each user can nominate one person per category. Nominees will be shortlisted into 5 per category based on number of nominations, selection criteria and panel findings. Voting will commence in Feb 2013 and run till 24hrs before the event proper on Friday, 19th April 2013.
As a run up to the awards, there will be various entrepreneurship workshops from January 2013 which will start with Baze University and move on to other universities.
Contact: For more information on the AYE Awards, visit www.ayeawards.com | Email [email protected] | Call 08098389882.