APPLY! GYIN/Columbia Business School (CBS) Youth Entrepreneurship Training Program

GYINThe Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) believes that entrepreneurship is a major solution to fight youth unemployment and create jobs and business opportunities to young people all across the world. We are very sensitive to the challenges that young entrepreneurs face while starting and sustaining their businesses. This is why we’ve reached out to the Columbia University Business School which is well known for educating the world’s finest business leaders since 1916.

We are excited  to launch this summer InVenTed, the first GYIN-CBS program which aims to equip young entrepreneurs with skills and tools they need to start their business and take it to the next level.

Course Description
This intensive online program exposes participants to entrepreneurship concepts and innovation practices by guiding them through the new venture creation process as applied to a venture idea of their choice. Participants, through interactive online lectures, short cases, and self-directed assignments, learn the core elements of venture creation and planning in a specially sequenced modular format. Each module provides the participant with the knowledge and tools required to develop a comprehensive new venture plan. The five modules are:

1) Opportunity,
2) Strategy,
3) Innovation,
4) Leadership, and
5) Execution.

At each stage, participants are exposed to critical terms, tools that support research and decision making, and explanations of how each major planning activity fits into the new venture creation process. First session date in end-June

Who can apply ?
Participants must
1. Be an entrepreneur (small business owner) based in Africa
2. Be under 30 of age
3. Have access to High speed internet
4. Be proficient in English (minimum TOEFL 600)
5. Commit to finish the course.
6. Female entrepreneurs are strongly encouraged to apply

For this pilot stage, the focus will be on 3 countries; Gambia, Ghana and Nigeria.

How Can I apply?
Download your application here CBS In-V-Ent-Ed Online Program Application 2013

This summer course will feature only 20 participants. One session  (90 to 120 mins) a week from 1pm to 3pm EST
Application Process and Deadline

1. Send your  CBS In-V-Ent-Ed Online Program Application 2013  by June 15
2. Send your application to or and mention INVENTED as title.

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Posted on June 3, 2013, in Africa, Career, Entrepreneurship and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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