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INDELIBLE AND REVEALING EXPERIENCE
Thank you so much Mrs. Omowale FSD, US Consulate, YALI for this great initiative and opportunity to learn, unlearn and relearn. This conference is so revealing with provision of practical knowledge on strategies that will foster business growth. Already the lessons are working out positively for me and I’m heading towards more possibilities.
CEE was an Eye Opener and a Career Boost to Me.
I never knew writing a Business Model Canvass was as easy to draft until after the Conference for Emerging Entrepreneurs. The facilitators thought practically and interactively, and there business experience, traction and success stories was a boost to my career and professional development. Thank you FSD, Yalilearn and U.S consulate for such a wonderful conference.
I got a clear insight on how to access global opportunities for my business. My heartfelt regards to the organizers of the program for such a great impact on me. I got clear insights about accessing global opportunities especially from the Mandela Washington Fellows that taught in the program. I learnt how to prepare my… Read more “Precious Azuonwu”
Dream big, start small.
My gratitude goes to CEE,YALICEE, FDSCEE!! Thank you for this opportunity I could see my dreams alive again, the two days mentorship was top notch. Thank you soooooo much, for the first I prepared a business plan, I saw my Mistakes questioning me. THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN TO THE ORGANISERS. GODBLESS YOU ALL REAL GOOD.
Greetings! I’m really grateful to the organizers of this conference for finding me worthy of attending this conference. It’s been two impactful days of learning and networking. I’m also grateful for the chance given me to pitch my business. Even though I didn’t do well but you still found me worthy to be selected… Read more “Uta Bassey”
Thanks a lot for choosing me to be a participant of your vision towards human capacity building, may God continue to promote the firm, the sponsors and all it works. Today I can bravely write a business plan, mentor people in business and develop businesses, the 2 days program was worth a billion dollars. God… Read more “Reuben Michael “
Dr. Josiah Nwokolo
Many thanks to God Almighty for this international conference. Thanks to FSD, US Consulate Nigeria and YALI for great impact and teaching. I have never seen such free conference and refreshment, all free of charge. You must be rewarded back by God. Once again, thanks. I gained personally in following areas: 1. Not to attach… Read more “Dr. Josiah Nwokolo”
Thanks FSD, US Consulate General Lagos and YALI for all that you do and especially for teaching me and everyone present at CEE business sense.
Business growth and sustenance in Rivers State and Nigeria at large can only get better. Thank you Mrs Ogunrinde, your organization and leadership style is one I admire.
… Read more “Anonymous”
Jude Abaleke C
This program was structurally organized. It was well coordinated and an educative/entrepreneurial one. I got to learned so much and got better ideas on a business am planning to start.
Thanks to the organizers, Mrs Ogunrinde and U.S consulate general for the conference.
The conference was very enlightening. I’ve had a mind reset on certain thoughts I had especially with growth. It’s a steady process. My family wants me to get a paid job but I’ll be taking Pretty Farmers cue. I’m grateful to the organizers and the facilitators.
It was a wonderful experience. I met lots of wonderful people and leaders.
I learnt a lot and in a beautiful environment.
I’m grateful to the US consulate Lagos and FSD for this rare opportunity.
I learnt how to write a standard business plan, how to become an effective leader and also manager, How to work as a team in a business and lots more. I’ve learned , unlearned and relearn. The facilitators were really good and detailed in their explanations. The tea break and lunch break was a good… Read more “Andikan Eduok”
What a great privilege to be part of CEE 2019! CEE is a paradigm shift and an exploratory experience rolled into one for me. Thank you U. S Consulate General
Thank you FSDVTE
Thank you YALI
And thank you all friends and fellow Entrepreneurs.
I was exposed to the mistake I made and the wrong decision I took in my business that killed my passion but my passion for knowledge of what I was doing regurgitated through this conference. I’m failing forward. Thanks to the organizers, YALILEARNERS
If I’m not a millionaire it’s my fault.
This conference was really massive for me beyond my initial expectations. I can’t get enough now.
Thank you @yali, @fsd and @usconaulate. PS: the food was awesome😋😊
After my upload of the conference I got a call to do a step down of what I have learnt for 50 persons in Delta State from the creeks. Thanks for the meeting great minds and teachers,good and cheerful people.
FSD and the United States Consulate Rocks. What a transforming experience in this 2 days. Many thanks to all the resource persons, you guys are wond
After this conference I was able to point out where I failed in my business , all the same am grateful I failed forward😁 thanks to FSD , YALILEARN and US CONSULATE.
Like I’m still here looking at my business canvas, like I made it in less than 30 minutes
Great thanks to FSD, and to the US consulate in Lagos I’m so greatful
Ibiwari Gloria Manuomaye
My business concept has changed in two days. I now have a sense of direction on running a business.
My one liner is Learn to make tough decisions Many thanks to the US Consulate Lagos and FSD for this opportunity to impact young lives in the south-south especially Port Harcourt.
Daniel Charles Enyia
It was a nice experience… Such conference should be sustained… This is really coming at the right time in this part of the world where almost everything is found… Port Harcourt needs more like this… Thank you Ma’m
Thanks for all your effort…
Thank you FSD for the great opportunity, the conference was too expository and I promise to put all I have learnt into practice and grow my business. Thank you once again
Mind blowing experience.
The just concluded CEE in port harcourt is a rewarding experience and a must attend for any intending entrepreneur.
I have learned about the fundamental things l need to put in place before commencing any business venture.
It has afforded me the opportunity to go back to the drawing board.
Shot on point
This program was well packaged, equipped and planned to meet most of the needs of budding and emerging Entrepreneurs. One thing was spectacular about the facilitators, they were all young and are doing great in their different spheres of Life. Thank you US Consulate Lagos
Thank you FSD
Thank you YALI
YaliCEE exposed me to the reasons why my last business failed.
A Big thanks to Yali, FSD, and the US Consulate General for putting forward this life changing Conference. I met ALL my expectations, exposure to core secretes of business success, excellent approach to accessing grants, networking with wonderful and successful entrepreneurs, real business mentorship. Indeed I have been mentally empowered. Thank you so much.
A Mind Shift
Being in CEE Port Harcourt has taught me so many things. I have learnt the art of designing a business model and having a futuristic plan for my business.
Most importantly I grew my network and met interesting people. Finding my focus, strategy and growing gradually is key.
Thanks to FSD, YALI LEARN… Read more “A Mind Shift”
A redefining Experience
The just concluded conference is a well packed one, such that every bit of it was very informative and educative. I must commend the organizers of the conference, the facilitators, mentors and all resources persons. Basically, the conference experience was a redefining one for me. It changed my perspective about how business can thrive in… Read more “A redefining Experience”
This conference was very impactful..
This conference was very impactful.. Couldn’t ask for more.. Good facilitators and well structured program to meet the need of Niger Delta.. Thank you so much Mrs. Ogunrinde for your superb mentorship… You are one in a million… Thank you and God bless
Life Changing program
Thanks to US consulate and the organizer of the wonderful program.
This program has impacted my life meaningfully and I have learnt a lot.
My business concept has changed in two days. I now have a sense of direction on running a business.
My one liner is *Learn to make tough decisions* Many thanks to the US Consulate Lagos and FSD for this opportunity to impact young lives in the south-south especially Port Harcourt.
Positivity in failure
A positive mind changing conference. I learned, unlearned and relearned. I have learnt to see failure positively, now I have the courage to persevere.
Many thanks to the organizers. God bless you all.
My heartfelt appreciation goes to FSD, US Consulate General, Lagos, and YALI for such an impactful and timely business training.
My CEE experience was phenomenal.
It has indeed brought a positive turning point to my entrepreneurial journey and sharpened my business sense.
My knowledge of business plan writing, pitching and leadership in… Read more “Simply Phenomenal!”
A Heart Burning Conference
My testimony is summarized by this Holy Bible quote in Luke 24:32 – “And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?” My heart burnt while the speakers, panelists and mentors were sharing their life… Read more “A Heart Burning Conference”
A power pack conference
This is my first YALI conference and I can tell you the organizers beats my expectations.
After the conference, I have a better understanding of what a simple and effective business plan is and should be. Thanks to Olusola for introducing the Business Model Canvas.
I lost a huge some of money during… Read more “A power pack conference”
A Rewarding Experience
It was a revitalising conference for me even though I have been to many conferences, Emerging Entrepreneurs Conference was a much rewarding experience.
Thank you to the organiser, #USCEE, #FSDCEE, #YaliCEE
Life changing conference
The conference was meticulously planned, all the facilitators are loaded with years of successful business activities and they carefully impacted business ideas to me and my follow trainees. The discussion section was encouraging and interactive. Indeed it was a live changing entrepreneurship conference. I thank the organiser of this program, Director general , The US… Read more “Life changing conference”
A CONFERENCE THAT GAVE ME A MINDSHIFT
I am more than happy writing this testimony. Starting from the first day lot of motivational speakers talked to us, to the lectures, to the breakout sessions, to the competition, to the networking, to the food , to the organizers , to the receptionists and to the final day that it was like it should… Read more “A CONFERENCE THAT GAVE ME A MINDSHIFT”
Courage to start
I am very happy to be one of the participants of CEE 2019, i appreciate all that made this conference a success. I thank you all.
I appreciate this great opportunity. Kudos to all that made this conference a success, more grace.
Engr Chibuike Onyejietu
This program is timely. God bless FSD, US Consulate, the team of facilitators and Nigeria.
The past 2 days will always be memorable for me. Special thanks to United States of America Embassy Nigeria for bringing on the Conference for Emerging Entrepreneurs in Owerri, Imo State. I’m proud to be one of the selected. I won’t forget to appreciate the Director, Field of Skills and Dreams VTE Academy, Mrs. Omowale… Read more “Anonymous”
Glad to finally be back online. This is just me Uchechi Nwoke saying A VERY VERY BIGGGG THANK YOU to the organisers, sponsors and co sponsors, facilitators and all who was on ground for the CEE Owerri. The exposure was more than expected. I’m inspired and now I can aspire too. God bless you all… Read more “Anonymous”
Thanks Ma, you are doing a great work in this country. The CEE Imo state was a great success and we promise to do you proud by following it up with actions. God bless you Ma.
Thanks and Requesting
Special thanks to US Consulate and YALI network for this life changing opportunity. Our facilitators were simply exceptional leaders and mentors. I pledge to work towards a greater and a better Nigeria But please I need a job first of all. As one of the facilitator said to us that its good to work for… Read more “Thanks and Requesting”
Signature of excellence
I must confess that this is the best I have attended since I started capacity building programs. Starting from online communications from the first day I was selected till the day I received a pass to be printed out. The first ok it’s kind.
I came into Owerri before 8am and the event hall… Read more “Signature of excellence”
An opportunity of a lifetime!
Initially when I got the link to apply, I thought Wow, let’s see where this scam will lead us. Then came the series of correspondence via email..never knew I was on to a journey that will finally shapen my dreams for the best.
You guys rock. Keep doing what you do and the sky… Read more “An opportunity of a lifetime!”
Winner of the Business Pitch Competition (ICT Category) is Grateful I can remember the excitement I felt when I got the email that I was selected to be part of CEE Ibadan. All the way from Ekiti state, I traveled down to Ibadan for the event. I learnt a lot about entrepreneurship right from the… Read more “Sola Mathew”
The conference is awesome. I learnt a lot, meet a lot of mentors who guided me on business model. God bless. You people are wonderful, words cannot express express my feeling.
God bless FSD, God bless YALI, God Bless US Consulate .I’m grateful for this wonderful opportunity .I got answers and advice on my questions and how to follow my dreams…
My fellow participants you guys pop
Never Stop Getting Better
CEE 2019 will always be an unforgettable experience. I really want to appreciate the organizers of the event :FSD and US Consulate for putting up such conference. The conference made me understood the steps in been an entrepreneur and also connecting with great minds. I believe together we can make African better even for the… Read more “Never Stop Getting Better”
Life changing conference
The conference was meticulously planned with a lot of life changing motivational speeches. All the facilitators are well loaded with years of business ideas and experience, it was indeed a wonderful and encouraging entrepreneurship conference with lot of potentials to change life through a progressive business activities. I have learn to start my business, “just… Read more “Life changing conference”
The 2019 CEE was phenomenal. It left me with a fire in my soul and a renewed drive for my business. I had an amazing time, learning how to do and be better for myself and my business.
The Yogurt man is grateful!!!
Many thanks to Mrs O. Ogunrinde, US Consulate General lagos , FSD, Yalilearns and to all the wonderful facilitators. God bless you all. I haven’t stopped thinking how to join the movement of touching lives and making the world a better place. You guys opened my mind to Love and I’ll continue to share this… Read more “The Yogurt man is grateful!!!”
CEE eye opener.
CEE 2019 is really a great eye opener for me, I learnt better ways to do business and stand out. It was also an awesome platform connecting with great minds, together we will move Nigeria forward. Thanks to YALI and FSD for this great privilege, I do not take it for granted.
A clear vision for the mission
Blurred was the vision and uncertain was the future of the venture at the outset. CEE was the source of the new vision with clear focus for continental kitchen! The confidence booster it was I must say. A blessed assurance and a reorientation I have gained on business plan and management.
Thanks to YALI… Read more “A clear vision for the mission”
Understanding my Business
The conference for emerging entrepreneur took me on a painstaking mental journey every entrepreneur should experience. I had the opportunity to focus on my Business plan, map out the Business model canvas and develop my pitching skill. I also had the privilege to network with a lot of awesome Entrepreneurs, we discussed potentials for partnership… Read more “Understanding my Business”
2days of impactful skills and knowledge
CEE really impacted me with skills and knowledge required to be a successful entrepreneur. The contents, exercises and organisation of the conference is just too perfect, I learnt so much of what shouldn’t have been covered within 2days. Thank you FSD for this great oppurtunity.
had a great time at CEE ibadan 2019
CEE is such a great life transforming initiative. I felt so elated, honoured and excited to be a participant at the Ibadan chapter. I enjoyed every segment of the 2 day event, i had the opportunity to meet great participants as well as great facilitators. For me it was a wonderful experience and by the… Read more “had a great time at CEE ibadan 2019”
48hours of Greatness
#CEE made me have a better understanding in becoming an explicit entrepreneur. 48hours of pure greatness! #50shadesofbeeba #BeebaHouseOfStitches #FSD #CEE
The Pace setter
CEE is definitely a life changing,pace setting and practical training to be in. I understood that assumption is the lowest level of a man’s thought. Thanks for the evergreen and life changing trainers your brought on board. I’m grateful. I will use what I’ve learnt to the very best.
Paradigm changing experience
Apart from the rich content and highly productive information, I was especially inspired by the speakers. Young professionals sharing so much entrepreneurial experience, knowledge, ups and downs. Now I know, as I proceed, that others too have gone through the process and succeeded distinctively.
Conference for Emerging Entrepreneur 2019 is a mind shift experience for me, all the facilitators delivered excellently the food process and packaging session with Mr. Pelumi Aribisala (Cato foods) made a whole lot different to me as he gave a clue to end one of the major challenge we face in our business and i… Read more “Experiential experience”
DOING IT RIGHT!
I really gained a lot during the entrepreneur conference recently concluded at Ibadan, my eye open to diversify my business & making it formal not guessing. I am seeing failure in business as an opportunity for me to correct mistake, checking business model canvas plan to know whether is working according to set goals.
… Read more “DOING IT RIGHT!”
DUMBI – LIFE CHANGING CONFERENCE
CEE 2018 will never leave my memory. It was a conference that truly turned my life around, listening to the speakers tore the veil preventing me from seeing opportunities around me. Now I am running a business without any fear of failure.
Thanks to the U.S consulate and FSD for making it possible. It… Read more “DUMBI – LIFE CHANGING CONFERENCE”
The Conference for Emerging Entrepreneurs was a big one for me and different from a few others I’ve attended because it was quite very practical and insightful. All fears were allayed knowing fully well fear only exist where you put it.
There was courage to start and strength to keep pushing. I saw great… Read more “Adeyinka Ajagunna”
CEE 2017 was a total turnaround for me. At that time, I had a vegetable farm on one plot of land because I could not raise funds to enlarge the farm. At the CEE, I gained much from the training – inspiration and motivation to push on my dream. On top that, I had the… Read more “Olanisimi Micheal”
Emerging Entrepreneur Conference An Eye Opener
it was a great privilege for me to partake in the conference for emerging entrepreneurs during this time,
i learnt how to write a business plan which had been my challenge before then.
i have been working as a solopreneur before i attended the conference and never taught of putting structure,i learnt that… Read more “Emerging Entrepreneur Conference An Eye Opener”
————World of Endless Possibilities
I was glad I attended the startup conference 2018 in Lagos, i was exposed to business skills to start up and opportune to meet people that started small and doing great. The Business Plan writing skill was exceptional. Thank FSD==========Thanks Mrs Ogunrinde.
A New Perspective
I have attended a few conferences before 2018 CEE though they have equally been very informative and beneficial to me but the CEE 2018 was a life changing experience for me as I was a able to understand to an extent what it takes to be an entrepreneur. From the highly knowledgeable facilitators and the… Read more “A New Perspective”
It’s been a career boost for me
The conference for Emerging Entrepreneurs was a great success from the beginning to the end, I gained alot from every part of the program. I also like the part where we had to pitch our ideas and get rewarded for it, I’m also happy to be a proud winner. Once again a big thank you… Read more “It’s been a career boost for me”
Conference to be remembered for ever
I thought I was alone in the struggles of start-ups, until I heard successful business owners share theirs which is far worst than mine. I understood the essence of having a proper structure in a business and Dr Okoye’s session was amazing on writing a business plan. All thanks to the FSD team, it’s a… Read more “Conference to be remembered for ever”
African Youths Make It Work.
I appreciate the support and commitment of FSD & The Director Mrs Ogunrinde toward the growth and development of African Entrepreneurs.
I am very grateful for all I learnt during the conference and having the privilege to win the Agric business pitch for the 2018 CEE.
2019 will be business unusual as I… Read more “African Youths Make It Work.”
I had a deeper understanding of the business side of my sewing
Before I use to think fashion is streamlined to Sewing alone, but with this exposure I got from CEE 2018, I had a deeper knowledge and I wanna explore and dive into the opportunity that are knocking
Life changing Conference
Thanks to FSD and the US Consulate for the life changing and Business upgrade conference… We really do appreciate it. Please do not stop influencing entrepreneurs life positively.
I just want to use this opportunity to say big thank you for the cee 2018 link you posted on platform. I was able to attend the program and it was impactful. Am really grateful for the opportunity God bless you.
Good day ma, I will remain grateful to you and God for awaken the sleeping spirit in me, you trained me, equipped me, you still carry me along on all good things trending, I really appreciate you (Mrs Ogunrinde Omowale) and FSD ,you will continue to have value ma……from all of us at SOLLICKER INTEGRATED… Read more “Oyedeji”
Morning everyone, am Abdur-Rasheed, the CEO of SAMA Crafts and winner of pitching bee from fashion group. Even with a thousand tongue, we may not be able to express our gratitude to Mrs Ogunrinde FSD our dear selfless Mentor, Mrs Ogunrunde. May God Almighty continue to bless you abundantly and make you a Nobel laureate… Read more “Abdur-Rasheed”
Thank You ma for this life changing opportunity and information.
Thank You Ma
I want to use this medium to express my heartfelt thanks for inviting me to be a participant at the CEE 2017 program. You really do not yet understand the extent of the impact you have made in our lives, especially mine. It is my hope that this program eventually becomes an annual event.
I wish to express my gratitude and appreciation on the YALI conference for emerging entrepreneurs held from the 28th to 29th. I must confess that your words of encouragement and advise has shaped my mentality into propelling my business in a more structured and intelligent way. I was in ICT group and I enjoyed every… Read more “Racheal”
Thank you for hosting us today. It was great teaching and learning with the students.
On behalf on myself and my company CCOG Agro services, we say a big thank you for the seminar. It was well pack and an eye opener, which will make a better person out of me. Once again, thanks.
I appreciate FSD for the opportunity to be part of the conference, It has been an eye Opener and has Impacted my life positively. Thanks, God bless.
To be sincere, I have never experienced a conference and a workshop like this in my entire life. The ambience, the communications, the knowledge, the lectures, the networks, and even the foods and the snacks. I must confess, I really enjoyed myself.
FSD is not just a name, or a Brand but a vision… Read more “Tony”
I just wanted to say a very big thank to you and to the entire FSD staff for such a wonderful conference. It was beyond my expectations and more. The meals were superb, the facilitators impeccable and all of the sessions complete eye-openers. I had all of my questions answered and all of my uncertainties… Read more “Ayobami”
Thank you for being a part of my success story in 2017. I have been able to access fund for my Agriculture business through the people I met at the CEE.
I was one of the privileged few selected for the Conference for Emerging Entrepreneurs organized by the US consulate in conjunction with the Field of Skills and Dreams (FSD). One of the vital lessons I learnt at the event was the need for persistence from the stage of conceptualization of an idea to when the… Read more “Bernard”
My participation at the CEE opened a door to an opportunity at the GES China. Being a part of CEE was the best thing to happen to our business in 2017.
The CEE training sessions in 2017 made the year great. The connections and information has made a tremendous impact on my business.
My husband and I are grateful for the opportunity and platforms that the CEE has given my business. The CEE in 2017 opened a lot of doors for us and grated easy access to funds to grow our business.
The CEE has impacted my life and business in a positive way. The knowledge and skills I acquired have been of immense benefit to me in my line of business – Food Processing. The networking experience I had with fellow entrepreneurs made it easy for me to understand the importance partnership and teamwork have on… Read more “Olawumi”