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Planet Startup, Inc.

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Causes: Adult Education, Economic Development, Education, Job Training, Leadership Development, Urban & Community Economic Development

Mission: We are an all-volunteer nonprofit - - - organized to mentor and coach unemployed young adults residing in high-poverty, remote, or marginalized areas of the world 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 electronic payment methods are not - - - and we are helping to fix that If you would like to donate your time, money, or in-kind resources to us, we are tax exempt, so just go to our website at www.PlanetStartup.org to make a donation and receive an immediate receipt.

Results: We are working with the Fort Lauderdale school system with at risk young adults to help students to gain the skills to start their own companies, and providing access to investors and internships to those completing the program. Related programs are underway in Brazil where we are teaming with Cisco, Togo, Sierra Leone, Ghana and others. Our mentors are local or broadcast interactively from locations such as China, Brazil, Australia, Canada, the US, and other locations.

Target demographics: We believe talent and initiative are distributed equally over the planet; however, opportunity, technology, as well as access to capital, markets, and electronic payment methods are not - - - and we are helping to fix that

Direct beneficiaries per year: About several hundred young adults

Geographic areas served: We are an all-volunteer nonprofit - - - organized to mentor and coach unemployed young adults residing in high-poverty, remote, or marginalized areas of the world to set up and run their own Internet-based companies as well as connecting them with investors and partners to help them succeed.

Programs: Training and mentoring in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Fort lauderdale in the US to enable young adults to start their own companies

Community Stories

30 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Gratien M.

Donor

Rating: 5

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

E N Prince M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Menes K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Clarchi

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It is really a wonderful organization, they have helped many lives.

Jameelah I.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Planet Startup is really changing lives. and this is quite hard to come by in times like this.

Ceslause Okechukwu O.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Planet Startup is doing awesome work with African youths!

1 youthvibe

Board Member

Rating: 5

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!

1

Advisor

Rating: 5

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

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5



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.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Komi K.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Planet Startup will change the youth how to view the world and how to change the world by building their entrepreneurship mindset!

1 margarethe

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Linda474

Advisor

Rating: 5

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.

Advisor

Rating: 5

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.

Emas P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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