Global Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

    The Global Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (GYEC) is a 12 hour business idea competition for high school students. GYEC aims to encourage young people's entrepreneurship and develop their knowledge and experience of enterprise. It gives an opportunity for teams of high school students from around the world to solve a significant global problem through an innovative and sustainable enterprise idea. They also learn to apply their knowledge of science and technology in a practical way.
   Eligible participants are 15-19 year olds who are attending high school. In order to register for the competition, participants should form a team of up to 8 eligible students and provide all the names and birthdates of the team members. Ideally, the team should possess a broad range of complementary skills and knowledge in areas such as science, technology, business, marketing and communication. Your competition is already starting when you form your team!
    Please remember that the maximum number of eligible teams from each country is three and these 3 teams need to be from a different high school. If you have more than 3 teams in your county, please organize your national competition and choose the best ones (1 to 3 teams) for the global registration. Each team must have an adult coordinator who can be the host organization’s point of contact for the team.
   The challenge will be announced on line at 8:00 on the day of the competition, and the registered teams will have 12 hours in which to conduct research, come up with a solution, produce a prototype (sample model of the proposed idea), and present its idea in the form of a written submission (business plan) and a 3-minute video. Please note that all written reports and video presentation submissions must be in English. An international board of judges will assess the submissions and determine the winners.

2019 GYEC Winners

Winner (1st) : OCTET-J, AICJ Senior High School(Japan)

Runner-up (2nd) : facian, Doshisha International High School (Japan)

Honorable mention : Wolf-Gang, Multiple Intelligence International School (Philippines)

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