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.
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
Partnership for Community Action
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
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
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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.
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HOW WILL YOUR DONATION BE USED?
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.
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Who We Are & What We Do
We promote Entrepreneurship, and a Global Perspective
for Micro Entrepreneurs, Women Business Owners, & Youth.
At IXGEN, Inc., we take care to provide you with a variety of high quality services to help you get started, or to grow your existing micro or small enterprise. We have the ability to increase your bottom line by offering you access to resources and solutions tailored to meet your unique needs. You are really important to us, as we couldn't be in business without you.
We are passionate about helping you take your business to the international market place, so we encourage you as a micro entrepreneur, to take the challenge of expanding your business nationally and internationally.
IXGEN’s mission is to facilitate access to resources, provide information, technical assistance, training and other business development support services, to micro and small entrepreneurs to enable them to promote, strengthen and advance their businesses nationally and internationally. IXGEN is committed to ‘promoting a global perspective for micro entrepreneurs in the USA and in Africa.
IXGEN’s vision is to see grassroots women and youth throughout the USA and Africa, create and operate sustainable micro enterprises beyond borders, with help from local community groups, governmental and non-governmental agencies, philanthropic foundations, and other private sectors. Also, IXGEN will promote the need for entrepreneurial education as an integral part of the middle and high school curricula throughout the USA and Africa.
*Help access opportunities for promising small business owners in under-served communities across the country to sustain and grow their businesses, providing them with training and resources necessary for them to succeed and create jobs.
*Encourage and facilitate dialogue, trading opportunities, linkages and partnerships among and between small businesses, support groups, national and international donors, private businesses and financial institutions in the USA and in Africa.
*Advocate for American women and minority micro and small enterprise owners to get increased recognition and participation in local government contracting projects.
*Encourage and strive to increase the number of American women-owned enterprises that have a global presence, through travel, awareness, and training.
*Strongly support entrepreneurship education in middle and high schools to help reduce dropout rates, increase career options, and prepare students for meeting the economic needs of their families and communities.
IXGEN INC, helps entrepreneurs to:
Turn their Dreams into successful Businesses;
Develop and write their Business Proposals;
Access Training, Information, and Resources;
Expand into the Global arena, and Much More!
Our Primary Goal is the success of our clients!