Global Youth

How to join

  The Global Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (GYEC) competition will be held online. Please check your eligibility and how to compete first, then send us the registration form.
 If you live in Japan, Indonesia, Mongolia, or Turkey, please contact our international partners. You can find their contact information in the “Contact” page. They have their national selection system to choose the GYEC representative teams and you need to apply for it in time.

1. Check your eligibility

 A participant must attend a high school and be between14 to 19 years old on the day of the competition, and each team should consist of up to 8 eligible students (minimum 3 students). Members of a team can be formed from different high schools.
 3 teams are maximum number of each country's participation. Only one team is allowed to apply from the same high school. If there are more than two teams from the same high school, please have your own selection and decide your school representative team.
 If you are from other than Japan, Indonesia, Mongolia, and Turkey, the first 3 entries will be registered as its representative teams. So, before your send your registration form, please check with us whether there is a vacancy in your country's positions.

2. Understand how to compete

 All teams should arrange themselves a venue which is suitable to compete in the online challenge. The venue needs reliable internet access and e-mail capability. We recommend that team members gather at the same place and work together, however, depending on your country's COVID-19’s situation, we allow you to gather and work online using a remote conference app.
 You will receive the GYEC Challenge via e-mail at the designated time on the day of the competition. Then, you start working as a team, submit a business plan and YouTube URL address of presentation video by deadline. Regarding those submissions, you are required to comply with the GYEC rules and guidelines.

3. Send the registration form (March 1-April 26, 2021)

 Once you meet the eligibility requirements and make sure your country’s position is available, Then, fill in the registration form (type in the word file) and send it to the host ( ) in the "word" format between March 1 and April 26, 2021 via e-mail.
 We check the registration form and get back to you about your application acceptance within a few days.

4. Pay your registration fee

 After you receive our notification of registration acceptance, then pay the registration fee (10,000 yen per team). Please do not pay until your application is accepted.
 Deadline for the payment is April 27, 2021.
It was changed since the Japanese goverment has announced the coronavirus state of emergency from April 25 and we will close our office from April 29 to May 9. All of Japan will also be in a long holiday from April 29 to May 9. Banks are also closed.
 We strongly recommend you to pay via Paypal if you can. Bank transaction often takes more than a week for us to receive notification of your payment. We check the bank transaction record on May 10, 2021 after the holiday We appreciate your cooperation.

  • How to pay by Paypal
    When you pay by Paypal, you will need either your bank account or credit card information depent on your country. Please check it first, then click the following "Add to cart" button and pay the registration fee 10,000yen.

  • If you need the payee information, refer to our information below.

    GYEC Host Information
    Center for Entrepreneurship Development
    *Japan National Selection Date:March 28, 2021
    Funakoshimedical. Bldg.160-2,Saihojicho, Nakagyo-ku,Kyoto,604-0866,Japan
    TEL:81-(0)75-468-8907 FAX:81-(0)75-468-8908
  • How to pay by bank
    You can pay us by bank transfer but you need to pay for the transaction fee (banking charge) on your side. Please make sure the amount of money we receive will be exactly 10,000 yen before you send money though bank.

    Our Bank Information
    Swift (or IBAN) code: BOKFJPJZ
    Bank Name :The Bank of Kyoto ltd. Account 0158
    Brunch name :Fuchomae, Account :122
    Bank Address:166,Umeya-cho,Marutamachi-dori,Nishinotoinhigashiiru,Nakagyo-ku
    Our Account Number:Ordinary deposit account: 4089832
    Account holder name:Center for Entrepreneurship Development

5. Receive this year's GYEC rules and guidelines

 Once we receive the notification of your payment of the registration fee, the registration of your entry is confirmed. Then we send you this year's GYEC rules and guidelines.
 Please share it with your other members and be prepared well for the competition.
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