IXOYE Global Entrepreneurship Network          (IXGEN), Inc. 

‘Promoting A Global Perspective For Micro Entrepreneurs'


IXOYE Global Entrepreneurship Network IXGEN) was founded on March 18, 2011, and its main purpose is to encourage, promote, and facilitate global entrepreneurship among and between micro entrepreneurs in the USA and Africa.

IXOYE Global Entrepreneurship Network (IXGEN) Incorporated, is a Christian-based nonprofit organization created to provide non-financial business development services to assist in creating, strengthening and expanding grassroots micro and small enterprises, moving them out of the box, and guiding them toward national and international levels of entrepreneurship.

IXGEN is committed to ‘Promoting a Global Perspective for Micro Entrepreneurs’ in The USA and in Africa.

We strive for an increase in the number of American and African women-owned enterprises that have a global presence. This we do through travel, awareness and capacity building, and other training, as well as encouraging active participation in the global marketplace. 

We are also also passionate about raising awareness of business ownership as a career option for teens and young adults. So youth economic empowerment is an important aspect of the work that we are doing to strengthen families, and build strong economic communities.

Core Values
Our success will be rooted in the unwavering commitment of the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, and partners to our founding principles:

  • Recognition of the inherent value of providers, partners, volunteers, donors, and staff
  • Respect for one another within the organization, and communities
  • Accountability, transparency, and integrity in all our actions
  • Spiritual growth toward self-determination and self-worth for all participants
  • Efficient use of resources to achieve measurable, lasting impact of our services

Collaborations and Partnerships

 As IXGEN develops its programs it will potentially collaborate/partner with individual entrepreneurs, philanthropists, development practitioners, governmental and non-governmental agencies, and faith-based organizations that are engaged in economic and community development in the USA, and Africa. 

LCMS World Relief and Human Care
Peace Lutheran Church LCMS
Georgia Pacific Foundation
Cymill Motors
Partnership for Community Action
Sam's Club

Peace Lutheran Church, LCMS
Operation HOPE, Inc
Atlanta Technical College

Commissioner Lee May, DeKalb County, GA
Commissioner Larry Johnson, DeKalb County, GA 
Commissioner Stan Watson, DeKalb County, GA
Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton, DeKalb County, GA
Debra DeBerry, DeKalb County Clerk of Superior Court 
​The Success Foundation
On Common Ground News
Crossroads News
Dexter Johnigan
April Tigner
Millern Jarrett-Thorpe
Queenston Thorpe
Blessed Limited (UK)
Gospel Truth Ministry (Sierra Leone)
AFRICARIBE Group (Sierra Leone)
Emmenette D. Mason, MBA
Ms. Emmenette Mason has over thirty-five years of cumulative work experience in various fields including business, education, administration, training, and micro enterprise development. 

Ms. Mason holds a BS in Biology and Chemistry, from the University of Sierra Leone, and an MBA from the University of Akron, Ohio, USA. 

She has been an entrepreneur since 1991 and has started and operated several different micro businesses, created jobs, trained vocational school apprentices, and participated at international trade shows. Since 2002 she has been involved in micro enterprise development as a private consultant, and as a volunteer with SCORE. She is currently one of the few cyber counselors of  SCORE Chapter 48, the Atlanta Branch, and counsels clients nationwide. She has also served as a volunteer in several local community activities.

From 2004 to 2010 she was Area Director of the South East branch of AFRICARIBE Micro Enterprise Network (AMEN), Inc., a non-profit organization that provided business training and  community development programs. Ms. Mason is a 2007 Graduate of the Georgia Academy Leadership Training Program for DeKalb County Business and Community Leaders.

Ms. Mason is passionate about developing a global business mentality among micro entrepreneurs, with particular focus on women business owners. She is also a very strong advocate for entrepreneurship training for youth, and in November of 2011, she launched an Advocacy for Entrepreneurship Education to be included in middle and high school curricula in DeKalb County where she lives.

Her Vision - "Changing Lives Through Micro- Entrepreneurship, and Expanding Global Perspectives".

Our Statement of Faith

IXGEN is an incorporated nonprofit organization that believes in God, His word, the resurrected power of His son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. We believe that with God all things are possible, and therefore we have the faith to do and succeed in all that we have set out as expressed in our mission and vision statements. We can do all things through Jesus Christ who gives us power and strength. We uphold our Vision and Mission on Christian principles and serve all communities as part of God’s kingdom. Therefore we do not restrict our programs and services on the basis of religion, sex, race, color, ethnicity or national origin. We stand on God’s proclamation in the beginning as he blessed humankind: “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth” (Gen.1:28). As God who has given us the power to get wealth (Deut 8:18), we are therefore committed to helping all of God’s people prosper and take dominion, through business ownership based on global perspectives.
Phone: (770) 708-7374
Fax: (530) 658.5428
Email: info@ixgeninc.org

Dear Donor,
Thank you for your generous gift to IXGEN! 
Your investment allows us to continue to set bold goals for 2013-2104, bringing entrepreneurship education, skills, and opportunities to thousands of potential and budding entrepreneurs of all ages throughout the United States and Africa. Our efforts are focused on the next generation of business and community leaders from under-served communities.
Without your help we cannot hope to achieve our goals. So your generous donation is more than welcome. Help us to educate, empower and equip the next generation of entrepreneurs.

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IXGEN, Inc. is a 501.c.3 IRS Tax exempt nonprofit, and your charitable contributions are tax deductible. We welcome all forms of monetary and in-kind donations. Your donations will be used to develop programs and services 

Monetary contributions will be used for increasing and sustaining our ability to purchase and manage facilities and materials that will be used in our programs. contributions in-kind, such as volunteer services, furniture , materials and equipment, will help in no small way toward building our capacity to provide services. 
One of our goals is to provide entrepreneurship training at minimal or no cost to disadvantaged groups and under-served communities.
As we work to promote nonprofit and community involvement, we will also use some of your charitable contributions to support  other small community groups and organizations especially those serving youth, refugees and minorities. 

HOPE Stakeholder Report : Youth Economic Empowerment
By David Bell, Managing Director HOPE Corps & Talent

IXGEN was one of the  partners represented at the Operation HOPE (HOPE) Stakeholders  meeting, held on 13 November 2013, at the HOPE Financial Dignity Center at Ebenezer in Atlanta.

​                -- See more at: http://www.operationhope.org 
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