Erastus B. Mong’are, HSC is the Founder and Executive Director for StartUpAfrica, an international non-profit organization that supports African youth in the building of business skills and in endeavors that foster financial independence, create jobs, and grow African economies. As Executive Director, he mobilizes people and resources to support development projects in Africa including initiating partnerships for entrepreneurship initiatives, working on a model youth entrepreneurship program to address unemployment problems among the youth in Africa, and supporting startups among others. His vision is to partner with other organizations to impact the lives of 10 million youth through entrepreneurship with the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 to “Leave No One Behind.”
He is a supporter of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Impact Awards Community and the recipient of numerous awards including Kenya’s Presidential Head of State Commendation (HSC) Award, Delaware’s Governor’s Proclamation, Public Allies Delaware Changemaker Award, Tomorrow Leaders Today Award for Community Service, Toastmasters Division Governor of the Year, Distinguished Toastmasters (DTC) Award, and, Finalist: Philadelphia Eagles Community Quarterback Award for Community Service. For more information about StartUpAfrica, visit www.startupafrica.org.