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THE ORANGE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

We’ve been in denial for far too long, where we’ve been dishonest about what is the BIGGEST DEAL on the African continent. And because the orange elephant is in the room, I have appointed myself to be the sore thumb and make it clearly know what is already known. Africa is the only continent in the world that is significantly getting younger every single year. Every other continent is experiencing an aging workforce. On top of that, Africa’s......

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NUDGE: SERVING THE RISING AFRICAN CONSUMER AROUND THE CLOCK

The Youthia Economy is a revolutionary youth economy that is working to organize commerce of Youthian businesses in the Pan-African region. Building a thriving business that caters to consumers requires much more than just providing a stellar product or service. There are many odds stacked against businesses and one important odd is limited business hours. On the tail-end.......

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AFRO: THE ECONOMIC LANGUAGE FOR YOUTHIANS

Youthia is building a revolutionary youth economy that aims to re-structure how youth entrepreneurs participate in the market. This is centered on Youthians - youth entrepreneurs in the Youthia Economy. Youthians can be farmers, artisans, inventors, miners, producers, recyclers, suppliers, retailers or service providers, who work collaboratively across borders to provide value to the rising African consumer. In order to make this process easier, Youthians.......

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A BIRD EYE VIEW OF YOUTHIANS' ROLE IN THE YOUTHIA ECONOMY

Youthians are youth entrepreneurs under the Youthia universe that work within the Youthia Economy, a conscious capitalist economy to meet the needs and aspirations of the rising African and global consumers. This is done by developing products and services that alleviate humanity while turning a profit. The only way to do business, says a Youthian. The transformational relationship between Youthians and consumers is powerful because one cannot exist without the other. Youthians cannot exist without the demand for their products and services by consumers. Evidently, if there is no demand for these products and services in the economy, there can be no youth business that provides thriving and sustainable employment....

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YOUTHIA IS POSITIONED RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF A 1 BILLION WORKFORCE OPPORTUNITY

Youthians is what we call you here at Youthia, if you didn’t already know. A Youthian is simply a youth entrepreneur under the Youthia universe. Now let’s put this in a bit of context. ...

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AFRICA’S NEXT GREATEST GOLDMINE: YOUTH ENTREPRENEURS

Lack of employment opportunities for young people has a significant hindrance to developing sub-Saharan Africa. Entrepreneurship is undoubtedly the greatest way to build prosperity and the only vehicle that can create true wealth, employment and ownership. As the most important vehicle for economic growth, there is little known about how best to support youth entrepreneurship. As Youthia, we propose the Youthia Model that outlines four core tenets that will radically disrupt the level playing field for the greater good. ...

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WHAT IS YOUTHIA? IT IS EVERYTHING YOU DON’T THINK IT IS

I have been a curious observer to what people’s initial thoughts of what they think Youthia is. Everyone has an opinion based on their observation and I get excited to listen in and mentally make notes on how close they’ve hit the mark. I believe that actions speak louder than words so I don't want to elaborate too much but only encourage you to wait as Youthia unfolds and evolves. ...

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YOUTHIA'S OFFICIAL TRADING CURRENCY: THE AFRO*

Amidst a lot of talk on regional integration, a significant part will be the economics coupled with the largest population segment on the continent - the youth. As Youthia, we had to get involved. In our effort to speed things up and begin to initiate common economic thinking among the young people of Africa, we decided try out an experiment. We have created a fictitious currency, the AFRO*, that will be used exclusively to charge for and trade all Youthia product and service offerings. For simplicity sake, we have pegged the AFRO to the United States’ dollar, 1 to 1, so the AFRO will be equivalent to the US dollar in your local currency. The AFRO symbol as well as a dummy version of the note accompanies this article. ...

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YOUTHIA MODEL FOUR CRITICAL TENETS TO AFRICAS PROSPERITY

Youthia exists to disrupt youth economic development in Africa. What does that mean? It means to re-imagine how it can be done to create a better world. We desire to challenge the status quo for the greater good. We have set a big sexy goal for ourselves, which is to economically empower 1 million youth entrepreneurs across Africa by 2025. By being deeply invested in each of these youth entrepreneurs, we are inevitably building a youth network across the continent to develop a powerful value and supply chain. How will we reach such a big number? The Youthia Model comprises of four core tenets - in fact, core values - that are deeply embedded in Youthia's DNA. These tenets are what will allow us to effectively reach 1 million entrepreneurs with massive impact. They are:...

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YOUTHIA IS NOT A CHARITY OR AN NGO

It is a philantrocapitalism organization that seeks to empower African youth entrepreneurs - at a profit. A conscious company that embodies the heroic spirit of business, that can spend money on lobbying, give donations and other related activities. Youth development can no longer be viewed as an after-thought, but rather as the starting point to all business models. This is Youthia's argument. If we boldly state that we plan to economically empower 1 million youth entrepreneurs across Africa by 2025, we are hoping that the by=product of this would be that they in turn build thriving sustainable communities. But we cannot do what we are not. We cannot indirectly build thriving sustainable communities through our entrepreneurs if we are not a thriving sustainable organization...

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YOUTHIA IS STARTING TO CHARGE ITS 3.0 EVENT IN THE AFRO*

Although Youthia is still a start-up organization, it has massive ambitions. You will come to observe over time that Youthia will do whatever it takes to rattle a few feathers, step on some toes for the greater good. One of Youthia's projects is the concept of the 3.0 Event. The 3.0 Event is a platform that seeks to bring next-generation business training and networking for African youth entrepreneurs....

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