Global Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

    The Global Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (GYEC) is a 12 hours business idea competition for high school studens. GYEC aimes to encourage young people's entrepreneurship and develop their knowledge and experience of enterprise. It gives an opportunity where teams of high school students from around the world challenge to solve a significant global issue through an innovative and sustainable enterprise idea. They also learn to apply their knowledge of science and technology in practical way. 2017 competition is scheduled to be held on Sunday, May 21 in 2017.
   Eligible participant is a 16-18 year old youth who is attending high school. In order to register the competition, participants should form a team of up to 8 eligible students and provide all 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 max number of eligible teams from each country is three in 2017. If you have more than 3 teams in your county, please organize your national competition and choose the best one (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.
   Challenge will be announced at 8:00 on May 21 in 2017 on line, and the registered teams will have 12 hours in which to conduct research, come up with a solution, produce a prototype, then, 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 presentations submissions must be in English. An international board of judges will assess the submissions and determine the winners.


2017 Rules and Guidelines

■Eligibility:High School students , age 16 to 18 years old on May 21.
      Each team should consist of up to 8 eligible students
      Only one team is acceptable from the same high school or organization
      *3 teams are max number of each country' participation. If you do not have a
      national coordinating organization which selects representative teams, the first 3
      entries will be registered. So please register early.

■How to join: GYEC competition will be held on line. You can join anywhere as long as you have an access to the internet. You will receive the challenge via e-mail, and submit the business plan and Youtube URL address of presentation video via e-mail.

■Registration Deadline:April 20, 2017

■Registration Fee:10000 yen per team
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■Judging: All teams must nominate at least 1 judge to join GYEC. The judges can be entrepreneurs, business professionals, scientists, or persons from academia. They do not necessarily need to have a business background, but it is ideal for them to have an working experience and know how the business can be operated as a sustainable enterprise.

■Submission:Each team must produce the following in response to the challenge :
       1) Business Plan Summary maximum 2 pages, single space, minimum size font 10 pt.
       2) Three-Minute Oral Video Presentation
       3) 3D prototype model of your product or business idea (handmade or digital image)
        *You need to include this into your oral video presentation.

■Support:Each team should have an adult admininstrator or guardian who is responsible for the participation and safety. The administrator/guardian can encourage and motivate the team, but they can not involve in the teams' discussion nor direct their ideas.

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