I joined Planet StartUp last year because I love the way It is helping young adults in economically disadvantaged and isolated communities over our planet - - - both in rural areas as well as inner cities - - - to combat growing unemployment of young adults by leveraging the free enterprise system to train them and provide the resources to help them set up their own Internet companies, hire others, and to connect them with the major world economic centers so they might prosper.I am developing a group of venture capitalists and investors, spanning continents, to help forge investor relationships with our Planet StartUp studentsI believe a staring point of all achievements is desire and people with passion can change the world for the better
During my learning process as an intern with the Florida Association of Nonprofits, I've found out about the efforts that Planet Startup makes locally and worldwide. Through their work, students and unemployed people from disadvantaged communities have the chance to receive mentorship and coaching from experts in the business world and have the opportunity of getting funding for their entrepreneurial initiatives. Coming from Peru, a developing country, I can understand how much Planet Startup's mission means for people who have the talent and ambition to create something of their own but lack opportunities, training, technology, or connections to make it happen. Efforts like theirs make a difference. During its membership with the Florida Association of Nonprofits, its founder, Jerald Feinstein, has been very active at attending many of our networking events to introduce people to Planet Startup. These surely have helped him keep on making the necessary connections and enhance the relationships with people and companies that could help Planet Startup reach its goals.
Wonderful and exciting things are happening with Planet Startup! The resources and expertise available is a blessing to all. It has been an eye-opening and positively encouraging organization to be a part of. I hope that you will join in on the ride.
Mahamud Malik from Tamale, Northern region of Ghana. I am a teacher by profession and an entrepreneur who graduated from the Planet Startup Entrepreneurship Training. I am into ducks production in Tamale northern region. Plane Startup has helped me established this company which is growing steadily to meet the demands and quality needs of the population. Through business plan writing, website development as well as entrepreneurial mindset.
I thank the sponsors and mentors for their good works.
I am Michael Kasta, a student of the Planet Startup in Ghana. I thank the team and sponsors of the program especially the mentors. I am being able to set up a business after I graduated from the training. I am now into poultry production and supplies.
Never thought I could ever receive the best guide and services from my mentors and program flexibility. But PLANET STARTUP has proved me wrong. My name is Salam Awal, a Police Officer, Ghana Police Service! I am a graduate of the PLANET STARTUP in northern Ghana with Yussif Eliasu as my local mentor. A selfless and people-centered man who helped me during and even after my candidature to make sure I benefit from the program. I will ever be grateful to him and all our mentors abroad.
I learned to understand how entrepreneurship works now and how one should think outside the box to harness resources and fundings to support his or her business.
Congratulations to all who passed through this program.
Issah Fuseini is my name. I am an accountant by profession and a student graduate of the Planet Startup Academy in Ghana. I graduated with hope and aspirations in the future to harnessing resources and funding to support my business. I started working in the poultry sub sector for 2 years. But my production and knowledge has been in the increase since I graduated from the program. I am able to market my products and also find some mini funding support at the local level to increase production.
I thank all the mentors and founders of the Planet Startup most especially, Mr. Yussif Eliasu, the National Director Ghana Operations for his selfless support and patience exhibited to keep all his students in the program. Without his support and care I wouldn't be where I am today.
Keep the good work! Planet Startup!
I am a graduate student of the Planet Startup Entrepreneur Academy in northern Ghana. Through the able mentorship of the National Director Ghana Operations and the founder & Dean of the Planet Startup i have benefited a lot from the sponsored program. This has offered me the opportunity to learn to increase my expertise in entrepreneurship skills and methodology for the growth of my business. I am into cosmetics production and Shea butter processing and supplies. The program has offered me the opportunity to network and connect with mentors at the local and international level.
I thank the team and sponsors of the Planet Startup.
Helena Afi Kumedor is my name.
Cynthia Kampoe is my name. I am a teacher by profession and a student entrepreneur who graduated from the Planet Startup Academy in northern Ghana.
I recommend Planet Startup training program to all young adults living in rural area as well as urban cities in Ghana to enroll to learn to achieve what I have gained as a student entrepreneur of the Planet Startup Academy. Believing the sky is the limit for the good works it is doing for the society.
I have my business growing as a result of the increasing network and mentoship derive initiated by the country director Ghana operations, Dr. Jerald - Founder & Dean, and all mentors of the program.
I am into the production and supplies of Moringa oil & powder, Neem oil & powder, Baobab Oil & powder as well as cosmetics.
I volunteer with Planetstartup Entrepreneurship Academy as the National Director, Sierra Leone Operations. Through my engagement working with them, we have help to steer up the passion and interest in many youth in to develop socio-economic knowledge in catering, build-up resilience to ownership and self-employment to own businesses and had further help in increasing economic growth within the Bo district, Sierra Leone. Their intervention have envision in strengthen many youths within Sierra Leone to be change ambassadors, working to step down to them the message of job creation, productive skills, innovation, social entrepreneurship and peaceful co-existence to others and supporting good leadership and advocate for creation of policies that encourage widespread involvement of youth in the promotion of economic empowerment and ensuring meaningful participation of youths in poverty reduction within the Bo district and the country.
Volunteering with Planetstartup Entrepreneurship Academy, I have worked with them to organized two online cohort trainings in entrepreneurship and Project Management. Through my volunteering with Planetstartup Entrepreneurship Academy we have been engaged in helping to mobilize unemployed youth, adults or those with interest in using innovations, entrepreneurship as part way to unlock unemployment, improve self-reliance capacities and boost up economic growth within Sierra Leone. In this regards we have helped potential participants in our course trainings with innovation and entrepreneurship trainings, mentorship and coaching services in order to help them set up and run their own local business, internet-based companies as well as connecting them with partners to help them succeed. We believe talent and initiative are distributed equally over the planet; however, opportunity, technology, as well as access to capital, payment platforms, and markets are not and we have been helping to fix that.
I have worked with Planet Startup for a year or so. They are there basically any time of day I need them. They listen to the needs and then fill in spaces very responsibly, and personally. I feel comfortable discussing needs and resources.
They are a HUGE asset to our youth populations globally. In essence they are crafting our future. Thank heavens!
Amazing work continues! Reaching out during this Pandemic has been essential. Continue to serve as we help all through these times. The mission never stops, but continues to grow in our service to all.
I am thrilled to be part of Planet Startup, Inc. I had the opportunity to be a guest speaker for a class in Brazil. It was amazing to see the impact that Planet Startup, Inc. is having across the world! The students in the class were so inspiring as they are creating solutions to some of the toughest problems they face in their communities. The course has empowered them to be social entrepreneurs and to help others in their quest to create a better world. Planet Startup, Inc. and their professors are helping individuals find their inner potential and creating a design thinking process that is making this world a better place. I am so inspired that I am seeking others to help teach and guest speak to ensure that we all contribute to this amazing adventure!
Planet Startup is a highly productive and innovative organization. I was very touched and grateful to learn about the work they are doing in West Africa. I’ve been a fan and supporter for many years now, and plan to continue.
With Planet startup entrepreneurship training program, I'm now able to conceive a business plan from the idea to the realization..Without needing an expert . The teachers are greats and experienced.
I am helping Planet Startup Inc. with getting a group of of people in Togo to act as an advisory board and help sponsor the class - that is a group of investors, media people, business leaders, and university types and so on.
Planet Startup is a nonprofit with a focus on the ultimate efficiency. What I mean by the ultimate efficiency is the having the greatest impact while precisely allocating their resources.
Their entrepreneurial programs have an aim of spreading opportunity equally over the world to tap into talent from ignored parts of the world.
This is an amazing non-profit. It serves many who would otherwise not be able to have a brighter future. Dr. Feinstein is an amazing mentor and change agent. There are many facets to this organization. The curriculum is guided by the organization but each group brings valuable information to tailor it to their needs and their regions. It truly is a global organization and family. This organization helps underutilized youth realize their dreams of building a business as well as helping in their respective communities...talk about being a bridge and positive social change. Education, mentorship, and entrepreneurialism are tenets of this organization!
Am meterand Anamoh am a student of planet start up, am impressed with the classes because it's very educative and help to run a business, I do snails rearing .
Planet Startup helped me to appreciate the nuances involved in writing business proposals and ways techniques of pitching. I was connected to like minded young entrepreneurs within my locality and abroad. This has led to discussions on possible collaborations.
Planet Startup is indeed getting young entrepreneurs to understand and sharpen their skills in using internet tools to run their businesses. This gives young entrepreneurs a global exposure and has the tendency to grow businesses and consequently lead to employments.
I was trained and prepared to drawl my business plan and how to get support from international Donner's.
i am enthused with Planet start ups for their great help to coach unemployed youth in both rural and urban areas by connecting them with partners to help them excel in their businesses. These youth are motivated with capital to start up their own business, training them to be best entrepreneurs in their field and also instilling them with mindset to leverage
Alhassan Imoro is my name, C. E. O. at Ramu Trading Enterprise. A student graduate of Planet Start up.
Having successfully completed the entrepreneurship training being organized by Top Zone Foundation Ghana in conjunction with the Planet Start up Florida united States of America, I have gained much knowledge in entrepreneurship and business management modules.
Kudos to the team!
Apart from learning how to write a business plan, I have also learnt about project management.
In fact, Top Zone and Planet Start Up collaboration is a blessing to those of us who hitherto could not have time to go through the formal way into school to learn all that have been thought us.
That free tuition given is highly commendable. This type of charity to equipped entrepreneurs with the requisite tools for their growth and development is in the right direction.
It goes to buttress the Chinese adage that says' teach a child to fish and you would not spend your years fishing for the child.'
Kudus to Planet StartUp and Top Zone Collaboration.
I am Alhassan Baba Iddi, C. E. O. Bab-Z Poultry Farm. I am a student graduate of the Planet Start up.
As a student I enjoyed the services and training guide offered me during and after my studies.
The training module has shaped me to implement what I have generously acquired in my business for growth.
I thank the entire mentors for the great coaching.
Planet Startup, Inc. Is going amazing works world wide by promoting skills transfer. This organization links people with business skills from different countries to the marginalized young people particularly those from the south who are being trained to acquire skills on how to do business online. It's rare to find such a nonprofit offering free business entrepreneurship skills. The founder Dr Jerald has dedicated his time to make sure many young people acquire entrepreneurship skills training for self reliance.
This is one of the most insightful and impactful program I have ever seen. Keep up the good works @Planet Startup, Inc.
I am Yussif Eliasu the current National Director of Planet Start up in Ghana
I am the CEO and founder of Top Zone Foundation. Investment NGO working in urban/rural communities in Ghana for poverty alleviation through the provision of alternative livelihood Opportunities such as Beekeeping, Poultry Farming, Soap making and Shea Butter processing.
I am s student graduate of Planet Start up in 2015. I have since been receiving sponsorship financially to run my activities.
I have invested these funds into the purchase of 92 bee hives and set to apiaries. Each year, I harvest 1288 volume of honey and sell to my clients and consumers at large.
Through the fundings I received I was able to organise skills training on all the principal activities with the objective to equip microfinance groups and farmers at large. 1,600 women and girls as well as men had been benefiting from these fundings.
I also, organized and enroll Young unemployed Adults in my country-Ghana for the Planet Start up entrepreneur Academy classes every 3 months. 120 students have graduated so far.
In fact, Planet Start up have helped me touched many lives.
I say thank you and may God bless the team.
Planet startup,Inc is an organization that gives hope to the youth from many disadvantaged communities. They are committed to the growth and well being of the youth by providing opportunities for them to make their dreams come through.Its an amazing experience to work with them.
My name is Epie Mabrice Njume from Cameroon. I have been working with Planet Startup Inc for a while now aND we are getting ready for our first project and I can say they are simply the best.
Volunteering for planet startup was a thrill. Woohoo!!! What a rush!!! From connecting to the collaborators of the project and putting smiles on the faces of the different beneficiaries in their communities made me realize there's more to life and you just got to give it your all.
The people at planet startup know what they are doing. They are courteous, efficient and are very committed to their cause. I actually think they would exceed all their set goals and objectives. I am that positive about them. Kudos.
Planet Startup is an NGO that believes in the capabilities of mankind. They have empowered individuals with necessary tools they need to unravel their potentials for the development and continuity of human race.
I believe we are in a place where Everyone Have A Reason To Help "EARTH". This is what we are meant to do because, wealth is not measured by the amount of personal belongings or money we have but the number of lives we can touch or have inspired.
This is what planet startup have come to do. To inspire young people that they can be that change maker and global positive influence regardless of their socioeconomic background.
I am glad to be one of the volunteers of this great opportunity.
Let us all work together to inspire, touch and change peoples lives positively, It is a major way we can measure how successful we are in life.
Thank you Dr Jerald Feinstein!
After speaking to Dr. Feinstein about his vision and plans for Planet Startup, I was convinced that this is an organization I have to work with. I have challenged myself and my friends to help Planet Startup eradicate youth unemployment in Africa by the year 2030. Greater things are on the way for the motherland
Planet Startup has really helped to hone my skills especially in the area of business and have also helped to expand my business network. I will always recommend this organisation for any startup or anybody intending to enter into business.
Planet Stsrtup is guided by the principles that talents and initiatives are evenly distributed around the world, but opportunity is not.
It aims to level the playing field by making oppotunities available and accessible to these otherwise ignored, and ostracized demograohics due to poverty.
Planet Startup works in the US, across the world in Brazil ,and in select countries in Africa.
The program works with different school boards, and schools in high poverty areas. and teaches unemployed young adults how to set up and run Internet-based companies under the giiduance of mentors and potential investors who also give hands-on help in the process.
This program has saved many young women from succumbing to human trafficking, violence, abuse and forced marriages .
Planet Start up is a worthy program that needs to be replicated in all corners of the world where poverty is disempowering young adults from accessing opporunitues and resources for their initiatives and talents which help them, and contribute to our common good.
We have developed a partnership with Planet Startup, Inc. to bring entrepreneurship training to the less privileged in my country Ghana hence equipping the youth with employable skills , reducing unemployment and alleviating poverty rate in our communities.
I recommend Planet Startup, Inc. for the immeasurable and positive impact on our community.
I have experienced Planet Startup make meaningful change using a very empowering method. Education. The organization has the ability to educate people of low income and marginalized areas of the world to create their own reality through entrepreneurship. The organization essentially teaches through business courses, which results in a community of financial independent people in low income countries. It is one of the most creative and effective ways to help eradicate poverty, and to educate the people.
I had the experience to work with Planetstartup's leadership team and field directors in the US and across Africa. These are some very serious people who are dedicated to changing people's lives on a daily basis.
I like the idea but can you broaden it to all types of industries. People can use seed money to any and all types of businesses period.
Planet Startup will change the youth how to view the world and how to change the world by building their entrepreneurship mindset!
Great things happen, when a group of compassionate, smart professionals
roll up their sleeves and act on an idea that was envisioned first by Harvard.
Please, go the website you will be impressed!
I joined Planet StartUp last year because their goals and objectives of alleviating poverty through empowering the youth to be entrepreneurs and creators of wealth was in line with mine. The way the organization helped young people in deprived communities by providing the training and resources they needed to help them set up their online startups and connect them with potential investors was exceptional.
Between September and December 2015, as a Planet Startup advisor, I worked with 10 Ghanaian entrepreneurs and startups to develop business plans, create resumes, understand ways to raise capital, and use web and social media applications to advertise and market their businesses. The participants' entrepreneurial pursuits ranged from logistics and poultry farming to renewable energy installation and engineering. Each of the 10 participants completed the three-month workshop. Of these, although comprehensive data are unavailable, indications are that more than 50% actually expanded or initiated new entrepreneurial pursuits.
I joined Planet Start-Up because of it's unique model. Planet is empowering disadvantaged young people from all walks of life with hands-on expertise in entrepreneurship and yet for free. Instead of giving the "fish" to those who lack it, Planet instills amazing skills for people to gather even more "fish" and even plenty.
I do hope that the initiatives by Planet will reach out to a lot of young people in my country Malawi, equipping them to become finally independent and transform Malawi's economic malice
I am currently working to become a junior developer. I would not have been afforded this opportunity without the support of others. Because of this, I relate to the mission of Planet Startup on a personal level.
We need people providing these training opportunities because everyone has the skills. Once I've complete my own training I hope to pay it forward and volunteer with Planet Startup.
Developing a partnership with Planet Startup brings Computer Science from drills and assignments to authentic real world experiences. Our partnership provides an opportunity for Lauderhill 6-12 students to develop projects (websites, mobile apps) that address current relevant needs of the local community. Student motivation, excitement, and engagement have improved knowing that their ideas can help others and with investor support original ideas can come to fruition. Planet Startup’s internship model creates a direct link of knowledge and skills into practice; the feedback students receive for industry experts is immeasurable.
This is a great concept: "Talent is evenly distributed over the planet but access to computers, training, reliable power, banking and the capital markets is not -- our mission is to fix that through technology and the Internet." I also like that in addition to very concrete programs and great results globally, Planet Startup also has plans to help locally. The need to recognize and encourage talent and drive is not limited to exotic locations, it is needed everywhere.
Like many volunteers my goal when I joined Planet Startup was to share many years' experience in the hope of providing a leg-up to others. Having worked with enterprises of all shapes and sizes especially in the area of business impacted by digitisation, I was attracted to the opportunity to mentor and teach young people in Ghana.
The willingness of the Planet Startup participants to learn and work hard to put their new knowledge into practice is extraordinary. Every idea, lesson and piece of feedback shared is eagerly embraced - to the point where you feel that you have to keep up with the students, not the other way around!
It is a pleasure to be involved with Jerald and the talented team at Planet Startup.
Despite ZERO funding, we have created two successful educational programs. With the help of amazing partners in Africa, we teach young adults in Africa how to design and develop e-commerce businesses. With the help of Oracle Volunteers and Lauderhill 6-12, we teach South Florida middle school and high school students how to code and design websites. Additionally, we will help place these students in local tech internships and give these students an opportunity to pitch e-commerce ideas to potential investors. All of our partners and volunteers do not receive compensation for their work. We help so we can provide opportunities to the disadvanadged.
I joined with Planet Startup last year because I finally found a non-profit which I felt was doing something concrete. Instead of being some charity that provides, books, food or other items which are just given out to a local selected population as some sort of instant panacea or bandage to a condition, Planet Startup provide hands-on education and real world business tools that create new entrepreneurial skills in people separated from the common place business environments most of the world enjoys. Planet Startup assists in the building of enterprises - with education, equipment and most importantly, mental support of creativity and entrepreneurial spirit - in remote locations where no such enterprises could have ever gotten started without their aid. They shine a light of tomorrow on backwaters that are often mired in the past. They give real hope of a better future than any food ration, community development project or other common charity work could ever hope to do because they help instill a knowledge base combined with real world skills that teaches a man "to fish, as opposed to giving him a fish to eat". This is the way of the future of global assistance - providing the path to self sustaining lives not a dole that perpetuates dependence.
Professors from top universities such as George Washington and Harvard are teaching entrepreneurism courses similar to those taught in those universities to young adults in economically disadvantaged communities around the world and helping them to start their own companies in the
This should achieve extraordinary social impact as we add worldwide
volunteer mentors from locations such as China, Brazil, Australia, Canada and United States of America who interactively teach their courses over the internet as well as local mentors and teachers who provide close support to the participants.
The goal is developing local leaders and empowering youth to create their own companies. Added to the special success mix are angels, futurists, investors and mentors to help the new startups of these students and to help insure success. You have heard about the creation of disruptive and innovative businesses? Perhaps, but certainly economic empowerment of young
adults through education is a key factor to combat global unemployment and increase quality job creation through entrepreneurism. The name of this
“great non-profit” is Planet Startup.
We are an all-volunteer nonprofit - - - organized to mentor and coach unemployed young adults residing in high poverty, remote, and marginalized areas of the planet to set up and run their own Internet-based companies as well as connecting them with investors and partners to help them succeed.
We believe talent and initiative are distributed equally over the planet; however, opportunity, technology, as well as access to capital, markets, and payment mechanisms are not - - - and we are helping to fix that.
This is an important initiative because nations have not been able to sustain good job creation for graduates and this, many think, is the cause of rising crime, violence, and terrorism around the world as the young and unemployed are usually the root cause of political instability
If you would like to become involved in this important initiative - donating your time or money, you may do so here or contact us for more ways to help. Check out our site at www.PlanetStartup.org