Our Vision

The Young Entrepreneur Exchange Project believes that entrepreneurship is an indispensable principle that makes self-determined and satisfied individuals and fosters a dynamic economy and social development. Yichalal!


Our Mission is to...

  • Mobilize young Ethiopians and Swiss who have innovative business ideas
  • Develop an entrepreneurial culture in all areas of study (teaching/learning) at both involved institutions, the Hawassa University and the Bern University of Applied Sciences
  • Support participating students in developing their own business ideas
  • Encourage and support new start-ups through an entrepreneurial network
  • Drive economic growth by promoting entrepreneurship in and between Ethiopia and Switzerland
  • Provide students opportunities for intercultural learning









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