Global Youth Competition Part of GEW Celebrations
Wray Bradner
3 Nov 2015

Investment plans and business pitches aren’t just for adults – and the World Series of Innovation is proving that fact. The global student competition provides a creative challenge for young people ages 14 to 24.

There are six different challenges the student teams can choose from. Those challenges range from developing a new bottled water product to creating a new way for people to safely and securely pay for purchases. The challenges are each supported by national businesses – Coca-Cola, GoDaddy, MasterCard, the Pitney Bowes Foundation, Microsoft and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.  

Those interested can submit their challenge proposal through Nov. 17, during the Global Entrepreneurship Week celebration. The top 10 finalists will be chosen in each category, and then the finalists will be given four weeks to create a commercial. From there the top three teams from each category will compete in a live, online vote. Winners will receive a $2,500 award.

The World Series of Innovation is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) as host. The NFTE provides programs for young people, providing educational and business opportunities, as well as encouraging students to stay in school. 

The program is one of the Global Entrepreneurship Network’s featured Global Picks.

Photo credit: Flickr

Jessica Wray Bradner

Marketing Manager | Local Entrepreneur

Jessica is a former multimedia journalist with a background in print and online media. At the Global Entrepreneurship Network, she created daily… More