The annual event is organized by TiE, a global nonprofit dedicated to growing and fostering entrepreneurship all over the world and is aimed at guiding the future generation of entrepreneurs. During this time, Zigantic has become incorporated and is already generating revenue, with four employees and three interns. The teens also plan to make diversity a priority in their company. TiE Young Entrepreneurs TYE Seattle, one of the programs offered by TiE Seattle, focuses on teenagers 9thth grade levels who are interested in exploring the challenges and rewards of becoming an entrepreneur. As part of the TYE educational program, students receive instruction and mentorship from local business leaders.
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It has become a tradition of ours to share an annual overview of new ways you how you can raise funds to fund your venture. Business plan competitions are great opportunities to get funding for your business ideas, feedback on your strategic plan, and exposure to the right audience. This is also a smart way to expand your network, acquire new talent, partners, and clients and gain feedback on your product or service as well as your business strategy. The following list includes competitions for budding and current entrepreneurs and those who just consider entrepreneurship as their first career choice. The list offers a diverse variety of opportunities: business plan competitions, elevator pitches, business student conferences and case competitions that encourage innovation from all imaginable industries and backgrounds. We have picked the gems that you can apply for in with your business idea and we have listed them in chronological order. Good luck!
TYE offers structured coaching and mentoring platforms to high school students to help them discover the rewards and challenges of becoming an entrepreneur. Since the inception of TYE in , over students have participated in the program from over local schools globally. The core objectives of the program are 1 To provide an opportunity for high school students to learn the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship 2 To teach fundamental skills of entrepreneurship, of building and running a business 3 To promote qualities of risk-taking, leadership skills and innovation 4 To instill skills and traits of a successful entrepreneur in high school teens 5 To provide life lessons that are essential in any walk of life: such as taking ownership, building alliances, seeking help and applying feedback, motivating a team, and working through challenging situations that arise while starting a new business. Student selected for the program should have the mindset of a budding entrepreneur and innovator, will be willing and open to learn, coachable and collaborative.
Black Enterprise knows the value in mentoring and recognizing youth with programs like the Teenpreneur Award at the yearly Entrepreneurs Summit. One powerful way to nurture youngsters who are interested in entrepreneurship is to encourage their entry into competitions. Check out this list of nine youth competitions in which young people can make a difference, show their business talent, and prepare to be ahead of the game in receiving financial rewards in