Global Youth

About GYEC

    The Global Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (GYEC) is an online 12-hour business idea competition for high school students. You can participate from anywhere as long as you have internet access. The GYEC 2024 Preliminary Round will take place on April 13, and the Final Round on May 25, 2024. Applications will be accepted beginning February 1, with a deadline of March 21, 2024 (Japan Time)
    The GYEC aims to inspire young people's entrepreneurial spirit and enhance their understanding and experience in the field of business. It provides an opportunity for teams of high school students from around the world to address significant global problems through innovative and sustainable business ideas. Additionally, they learn to apply their knowledge of science and technology in a practical manner.
    At the GYEC, you will receive a challenge at 8:00 am on the day of the competition, and you will present your business idea in a 2-page business plan and a 3-minute video, which you need to submit within 12 hours (by 20:00). The challenge is related to social issues that we all share as global citizens, such as poverty, hunger, education, energy, and climate change. Your task is to come up with an innovative business idea to address these issues in a sustainable way using science and technology. You will not know what the challenge will be until the day of the competition..
    Eligible participants are high (secondary) school students aged 14 to 19. To register for the competition, participants must form a team of up to 8 eligible students. Ideally, the team should have a diverse range of complementary skills and knowledge in areas such as science, technology, business, marketing, and communication. Your competition journey begins when you select your team members! Please complete the application form and submit it between February 1 and March 21,2024 and compelete the registration. (The application form will be available to fill out on February 1.)
    The winners will be awarded a trophy and a certificate of achievement, and all participants will receive a certificate of participation..

2023 GYEC Winners

Winner (1st) :Alpha, a mix team from 7 secondary schools (Canada)
Runner-up (2nd) : EBITEN SAMURAI, Hiroo Gakuen Senior High School (Japan)
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