GEW Youth

  As stronger entrepreneurship ecosystems emerge, young graduates unable to secure a job have more opportunities to leverage their economic freedom and create a job. As they choose to start and scale new businesses, they not only change their lives but also contribute to their communities and countries through job creation and economic renewal. GEW Youth celebrates and shapes the next generation of entrepreneurs through activities and competitions to help them sharpen their skills and connect them to potential cofounders, mentors and even investors.     Topics covered include: Experiential education and programs to help young people learn the entrepreneurial mindset Entrepreneurship education curriculum and efforts to improve teaching students in the classroom Millennials rising and how young entrepreneurs are changing the world Mentorship programs that connect older generations to millennial entrepreneurs  Acceleration programs that link young entrepreneurs to international markets     2015 Featured Partners:                          2015 Featured Programs & Activities:    Startup Experience introduces students to the entrepreneurial mindset and provides hands-on training in high impact entrepreneurship. Participants develop creative capacity, entrepreneurial confidence, and acquire the skills to build scalable ventures that solve real problems. ITC - Taking the Entrepreneurship Route. This course is targeted at young people to help them explore entrepreneurial interests. The course begins November 16. @ITC_Youth @ITCnews @SMEtradeAcademy Ashoka Changemakers: Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards. The Global Goals Challenge has extended it's deadline in celebration of GEW.  AIESEC Youth Speak Survey. YouthSpeak is a global youth movement and youth insight survey powered by AIESEC. We are focused on understanding the hopes and challenges surrounding various issues which involve young people like us. This year we are striving to achieve 100,000 responses from young people globally to provide decision makers with young opinion on the way they envision the world in 2030 and what are the issues that they are ready to act upon today to make this future brighter. Take the survey.  JA Worldwide Drives Entrepreneurship Globally. Learn how JA programs lead to a better future. Discover JA alumni who are making a difference around the globe in JA's 100 Lives profiles.  The DECA Idea Challenge is fast-paced experiential learning exercise that dares elementary, secondary and college students to find an innovative new use for a common, everyday item.  Do Kids Imagine Themselves as Entrepreneurs? NFTE CEO, Shawn Osborne, discusses the "entrepreneurial mindset" and teaching entrepreneurial skills to young children.  Child & Youth Finance International Annoucement: On 17 November, International Trade Center (ITC) and Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding, in which both organizations agree to work together to support young entrepreneurs across the globe. The MoU was signed by Arancha González and Jeroo Billimoria, Executive Director of ITC and Managing Director of CYFI, respectively. The announced collaboration comes at a time where ITC’s Youth and Trade initiative and CYFI’s community of young entrepreneurs, the Ye! Community, are building momentum. The collaboration is a natural fit: Both parties aim to contribute to youth economic empowerment with the ultimate goal of creating jobs for young people. What is more, CYFI and ITC have very complementary areas of expertise. The cooperation will focus on the following activities: Content exchange, co-organizing events, and joint product development and resource mobilization. The signing took place just ahead of the Youth Day during Global Entrepreneurship Week.