Vanessa Mulhall, a graduate from NFTE-licensed partner Foróige in Ireland, attended a conference on Youth Employment and Quality Jobs in Paris recently. Vanessa presented President Francois Hollande with a specially designed Pixi Pot which featured a French and Irish flag.
I’m not sure if there are any other occupations out there that require as many skills and abilities as it takes to be an entrepreneur. If you’re a pilot, you need to be familiar with the operation of your aircraft – but you don’t have to source its parts, build it and then sell it to an airline in order to be successful. If you’re an engineer, you might draft plans – but then you pass your designs off to others to see them brought to reality.
Five Hundred and fifty attendees, 24 speakers, 1,000 livestreaming audience, 6 NFTE “futurepreneurs”; today Babson College hosts its 12th annual Entrepreneurship Forum. Since launching in 2002, the Forum has brought together visionaries, innovators, thought leaders and entrepreneurs to consider opportunities that will transform the world. The forum is a glimpse into the future through the eyes of the very people who are shaping it.
This year’s World Series of Innovation is the biggest and most competitive World Series we’ve ever held. Students from around the world had the opportunity to submit their innovation to 11 challenges, ranging from beverage marketing plans to new technologies for education, in the hopes of winning the grand prize.
Students from nine nations including Algeria, Haiti, Austria, Chile and Thailand – more than 700 entries overall – shared their innovations this year and could win up to $10,000 in cash and prizes in the challenges.
By Samantha Fabiano, USC student and USC Ziftit Team Captain
As a current entrepreneurship student at the University of Southern California (USC) I strongly agree with NFTE’s belief that an entrepreneurship education is fundamental for all youth to better shape and prepare them for the future.