28 June 2017, New York – Socialpreneur can help, for example, community program Studio Samuel to create pathways and to empower at-risk girls in Africa to become self-reliant, as part of socialpreneurship social responsible program.
Girls in Ethiopia face child marriage, trafficking, child labor, and lack of access to education. Community activist Studio Samuel program provides healthcare, life skills training, and computer programming classes to prepare girls for gainful employment and careers. To date, 94% of the program students have improved academically and two students have received four-year college scholarships.
According to the program, only 16% of girls advance from primary school to secondary school and 41% of female domestic workers are ages 10-19 years in their community. 64% of Ethiopians who are unemployed in their community are women.
Angel investor & socialpreneurship activist Tey Por Yee, together with Gomif Partners, is launching the Accelerator17 2.0, a seed capital investment program through socialpreneurship crowdfunding. The first part of the program shall start with road show from New York, London, Paris, Tokyo and ends in Singapore.
Tey Por Yee (Larry) is a venture capitalist investing in businesses with socially responsible business initiatives. Gomif Partners, co-lead by Larry, shows the tech-savvy startups on New York Cyber Workshop, how easy to contribute to society by using the Internet, besides making a profit from the business.
Gomif will pick up an equity stake in qualified startups as part of the program. Interested candidates can visit http://www.gomif.com and submit business plans online. The program is preparing for the launch of Accelerator17 2.0 some time in July.
About Gomif Partners
Gomif Partners (GP) is an early stage investment crowdfunding network joint lead by socialpreneur Larry Tey Por Yee and several private venture partners. GP’s investors invest in and work with information technology companies at any stage but they are primarily focused on seed and early stage investments. GP is interested in socially responsible business models, especially renewable, retail, manufacturing, software, and services surrounding this concept. Visit http://www.gomif.com
Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people. Crowdfunding is a form of crowdsourcing and of alternative finance. In 2015, it was estimated that worldwide over US$34 billion was raised this way. Crowdfunding has been used to fund a wide range for-profit entrepreneurial ventures such as artistic and creative projects, medical expenses, travel, or community-oriented social entrepreneurship projects.