A survey done by Bentley University in the US showed that millennials are the true 'Entrepreneur Generation' with 67% of respondents stating that one of their life goals is starting their own enterprises. Sadly, the same survey indicates that only 3.6% of all businesses in the US are owned by someone under the age of 30.
Tim Kipchumba, a co- founder of Questwork, and only 32 years old, notes that it is such circumstances that motivate him to continuously seek platforms to encourage and hand-hold young people as they embark on their entrepreneurship journeys. At the University, Tim shared with the students a presentation dubbed ' Why You Should be Entrepreneurs and How to Start Today' and gave practical examples drawn from his personal experiences at Questworks.
Tim frequently gives such talks to university and high school students, and was most recently voted '2016's Entrepreneur of the Year' by the Strathmore University Alumni Association. This is not the first time Tim is being recognized for his entrepreneurship efforts. In 2015, Tim was a recipient of the 2015's Business Daily's Top 40 under 40 Men's award, which recognizes outstanding millennial business men and professionals. Tim was also part of the handpicked YALI team that went for a 2-month fully sponsored networking trip to Rutgers University, in the US. Young African Leaders Initiative Network (YALI) is a leadership initiative spearheaded by Former US President, Barrack Obama tailored to equip exceptional young Africans with the skills and connections they need to foster change in their countries.