Despite all odds, global connectivity revives Yemeni entrepreneurship
Acacia foundation was recently involved in sponsoring a project that we believe adds much needed guidance and expertise to help startups and young entrepreneurs find, connect and get involved with Yemenis business people around the globe.
In the light of current events in Yemen, an inevitable question with most young entrepreneurs is: - how can young entrepreneurs and business people get past the unfortunate situation in Yemen today and connect with businesses abroad?
It turns out that networking is an integer by itself in this situation, networking that connects Yemeni business people living abroad that have the same aim, aspirations and the will to succeed.
One such networking group, ROWAD Entrepreneurs Foundation aims to create a supportive ecosystem. The group has already helped create a number of startups supported by the UNDP. Their recently lunched Rowad Global Network has an objective to create a channel to allow the collaboration of Yemeni Entrepreneurs and Businessmen at a global level. A much needed effort at this time.
There are millions of Yemenis living in various countries across the globe with a strong connection with their home country and many of them are eager to help fund business and engage in various partnerships and having a guidance channel in their home city that can identify business opportunities is invaluable.