Launching the Competition @UNESCO HQ in Paris
Published on: 16.12.2013
Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an international competition to be launched as a joint program of The Goi Peace Foundation, Stiftung Entrepreneurship and UNESCO.
The competition will honor and foster young entrepreneurs (ages 15-30) from around the world who are creating positive change in their communities by helping solve some of the key challenges of today with their innovative ideas and leadership.
A unique feature of the competition is its interactive website www.entrepreneurshipcampus.org where entries will be posted from 1st November 2013, for online voting and feedback from the public until 31st July 2014. Through the competition process, youth entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to optimize their ideas and develop their enterprise by receiving comments and support from the global online community.
Grand Prize, 2nd Prize, 3rd Prize and People’s Choice Prize winners will be selected in each of the following two categories:
- Best Ideas Category: Innovative ideas and plans to be implemented (by the entrant or by others)
- Best Projects Category: Already existing enterprise which has demonstrated social impact.
Winners of the competition will receive international recognition. The Grand Prize winners and the People’s Choice Prize winners will be invited to the award ceremony during the Entrepreneurship Summit in Berlin in October 2014. Here, they will present their ideas and activities to an international audience. By highlighting the best examples of youth entrepreneurship, the competition aims to empower the young generation to take the initiative in social innovation and become co-creators of sustainable communities around the world.
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