Global Youth

About GYEC

    The Global Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (GYEC) is an online 12 hour business idea competition for high school students. You can join anywhere as long as you have access to the internet. The GYEC 2022 will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2022.
    The 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 14-19 year old students who are attending high school. In order to register for the competition, participants need to form a team of up to 8 eligible students. 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 decide the team members you will work with!
    At the GYEC, the winners will receive a trophy and an award certificate, and all the participants will receive the certificate of participation.
    If you are interested in participating in this year's GYEC, please read the "How to Join" page and send us your registration form between February 14 and April 3, 2022. However, if you live in Japan, Indonesia, Mongolia, or Turkey where we have our partner organizations, please contact them. They will have their own national selection system for deciding the GYEC representative teams and you need to apply for it first.
    Also please note we are also looking for international partners (should be a NPO - non-profit organization) that can conduct a national selection in other countries. If you are an NPO interested in promoting youth entrepreneurship together with us, please contact us.

2021 GYEC Winners

Winner (1st) : Laurel, Hiroo Gakuen High School (Japan)
Runner-up (2nd) : Mystery Inc., Brooke Point & Colonial Forge High School (USA)
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