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 2023 will be held on Saturday, May 27 in 2023.
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.
At the GYEC, you receive a challenge at 8:00am on the competition day, and you present your business idea in 2 pages' business plan and 3 minutes' video, and submit them within 12 hours (by 20:00).
The challenge is related to social issues that we share as global citizens, such as poverty, hunger, education, energy, climate change, etc. and you need to come up with a business idea to solve these issues in a sustainable way using science and technology. You will not know what challenge will be presented until the day of the competition.
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!
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 application form between February 1st and March 31, 2023, complete your registration and join the primary selection on April 22, 2023
. However, if you live in Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, or Turkey
where we have our partner organizations, please contact them
,first. They will have their own national selection system for deciding the GYEC representative teams and you need to apply for it first.
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.