Startup Experience Joins Global Entrepreneurship Network to Educate Young Entrepreneurs

Industry: Entrepreneurs

Program to Be Highlighted as Part of Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Milan

Washington, DC (PRUnderground) January 22nd, 2015

Startup Experience, a hands-on training program that helps high school and college students build new ventures, joined forces today with the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) to reach aspiring young entrepreneurs in more than 150 countries.

The program is aimed at improving the way that entrepreneurship is being taught in schools around the world. It was launched in 2012 and developed in collaboration with educators from leading universities and experienced entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley.

“In today’s society, we all need to cope with constant change and great uncertainty,” says Henrik Scheel, founder and CEO of Startup Experience. “It is crucial for young people to adopt an entrepreneurial approach to life and become proactive about creating their own opportunities. Startup Experience gives everyone the creativity, confidence and capabilities they need to solve any challenges that come their way.”

The program promotes a six-step process to: Identify an opportunity; understand the user; discover the right technology; generate ideas; create and test a scalable business model and finally; prototype and pitch your new startup.

With offices in San Francisco and Denmark, Startup Experience currently has programs running in 15 countries on five continents. By teaming up with GEN, it immediately gains access to the startup communities and champions that built Global Entrepreneurship Week in more than 150 countries. Scheel will demonstrate Startup Experience in Milan this March where he will run several intensive workshop modules as part of the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC).

“There is an increasing demand by leaders around the world for programs to support the development of entrepreneurs,” said Jonathan Ortmans, president of the Global Entrepreneurship Network. “The most essential elements to start and scale new firms are an entrepreneurial mindset and an active ecosystem to nurture it.”

The GEC is a gathering of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and other startup champions who work together to help bring ideas to life, drive economic growth, and expand human welfare. It is scheduled to run from March 16-19 and registration is currently open at gec.co. Additional details on the Startup Experience session at the GEC are coming soon.

About Startup Experience

The Startup Experience is an intensive hands-on workshop that has been developed in collaboration with educators from leading universities and experienced entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley. The program inspires and trains students and first-time entrepreneurs on how to use powerful startup tools to quickly transform ideas into scalable new ventures. The Startup Experience has been tested with students from many different cultural backgrounds and is now running successfully in more than 15 countries on five continents around the world. It works with both colleges, universities and high schools and can be customized to fit the skills of the participants. To learn more visit, www.startupexperience.org.

About Global Entrepreneurship Network

Global Entrepreneurship Network is a year-round platform of programs and initiatives created by the communities that celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week each November. Aimed at creating one global entrepreneurial ecosystem, GEN helps people in more than 150 countries unleash their ideas and turn them into promising new ventures—creating jobs, unearthing innovations for society and strengthening economic stability around the world. For details on the programs and initiatives that make up GEN, visit weareGEN.co.

 

About Global Entrepreneurship Network

The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN)  operates a platform of projects and programs in 170 countries aimed at making it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business. By fostering deeper cross border collaboration through initiatives engaging entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and entrepreneurial support organizations, GEN works to fuel healthier start and scale ecosystems that create jobs, educate individuals, accelerate innovation and strengthen economic growth. For details on the programs and initiatives that make up GEN, visit genglobal.org and follow @unleashingideas on Twitter.

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