Center for Entrepreneurship Development Japanese

Center for Entrepreneurship Development

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For Elementary to Junior High School Students

Kyoto Entrepreneur Challenge

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.

Junior Leaders Club

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.

Horisho Kids Challenge

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.

Kids Venture Town

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.

For Senior High School Students

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 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.。

For College and University Students

Social Leader’s Internship Program

This program is an exchange internship program which 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.)

For Any Level

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.

Trade Fair

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