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Center for Entrepreneurship Development

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2024-01-19AwardCompetitionGlobal Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge 2024 will be held on May 25, 2004 (Application Deadline:March 21, 2024)
2024-01-18Global Enterprise Challenge 2024 will be held on March 24, 2024 ( Application Deadline:February 20, 2024)
2024-01-12TrainingEntrepreneurship Education Instructor Training Course (5 sessions on 1/25/2024,2/8,22,3/7,21 Thursdays 18:30-19:45)
2024-01-10Training:Workshop for high school teachers "Where to start? Entrepreneurship Education for High School Students" (January 21, 2024)
2023-11-26AwardTrade FairYouth Enterprise Trade Fair 2023  held on November 26 at Kyoto University (Governor's Award went to Junior Leaders Club)

Global Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

Grade 10-12 (15-19 years old)

GYEC is an online 12 hour business idea competition for high school students. You can join anywhere as long as you have an access to the internet. It gives an opportunity for young people from around the world to solve a significant global problem through an innovative and sustainable enterprise idea.

Kyoto Entrepreneur Challenge

Grade 1-12

This is an idea contest for grade 1 to 12. For ideas that have passed the first document screening and the second interview screening, we will provide financial assistance and advice to help realize the idea.

Youth Enterprise


This is an online educational program that allows young people who are engaged in enterprising projects to learn from the other practices while operating and managing the project and to disseminate the activity. It can be used at any level from elementary school to university, and at the same time plays the role of a platform site for introducing entrepreneurship education practices.

Training Course for teachers


This is a training course for those who want to develop entrepreneurship in elementary and junior high school level. The course is divided into a basic section, which includes classroom learning and workshops, and a practical section, which involves learning while actually teaching children. Students who have completed the courses are eligible for entrepreneurship training instructor qualifications.

Junior Leaders Club for Social Action

Around Grade 5-8

JEC is a club of young leaders who can act to solve social problems. At the club, members challenge familiar issues and cultivate their responsibilities as members of society and their background as leaders.

Youth Enterprise Trade Fair

From elementary to university

Youth Enterprise Trade Fair is a show case of enterprise projects from elementary school to university level from all over in Japan, They get together to share their entrepreneurial activities and learn from each other's practice. The prominent business ideas are awarded by the organizing committee

Kids Venture Town

Grade 5-9 (10-14 years old)

In this project, participants think about future work that will be needed to solve existent social issues. Then, they make a prototype of their ideas and hold Kids Venture Town to introduce their new businesses in public.

Horisho Kids Challenge

Grade 4-7 (9 -13 years old)

This is a social enterprise project which aims to nurture youth entrepreneurship and leadership. Children from 9 to 13 years old run a Horisho Company and work to revitalize the Horikawa Shopping Arcade area where 40 % of the shops are now closed. They hold events, sell original goods and donate profit to charity.

Youth Challenge

From elementary to junior high school

This site introduces entrepreneurship education practices for elementary and junior high schools, which was conducted from 2015 to 2018 in the municipalities of Kyoto Prefecture as a model project.

Social Leader’s Internship Program


This program is an exchange internship program that aims to foster next-generation leaders who can understand and share different cultures and values, and contribute to society with a broad perspective and a spirit of sharing.

Workshop in Satoyama

Older than Grade 4

This is a workshop where you can experience making wooden products while interacting with local children in Nishibetsuin-cho, Kameoka City.