Startup Generation is a vibrant network of national youth enterprise organizations from across the world. We share global best practices, collaborate on programming and represent the views of young entrepreneurs to national and international decision makers.
"We are witnessing today a global youth entrepreneurship movement fuelled by the desire of young people to impact change and create a more vibrant, inclusive and sustainable future for their communities and future generations."
Posted by SG news desk on May 19, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments
We have long known that flooding a country with aid can be detrimental to development. While foreign aid can sometimes account for more than 75 percent of some countries’ GDP, it should be a short-term tool to help with major humanitarian troubles, not a long-term solution to underlying social, environmental and economic challenges. According to PovertyEducation.org, more than $2 trillion has been spent in aid to address poverty since the 1950s, with little direct impact – underscored by hydro dams that never operated, crops that never sprouted, and roads that went nowhere. Study after study... Read More
Posted by SG news desk on March 27, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments
In April 2010, I re-entered the workforce after having founded NACUE subsequent to my studies at Oxford University. Through developing NACUE as an entrepreneur, in retrospect, I took for granted that I was working alongside exceptional, enterprising and ambitious graduates from across the UK, most of whom were also Millennials – that is those born between 1980 and 2000 – who shared the same values, cultural principles, and mindset. In re-entering the workforce, I was confronted with a sort of culture-shock that I have only recently begun to understand – a culture shock echoed by my... Read More
POSTED ON NACUE BLOG – On April 26th young entrepreneurship catalysts from across the world convened in London under the banner of iCUE – the International Consortium of University Entrepreneurs – to share best practice, to align global messaging and to celebrate the global rise of youth entrepreneurship. Formed by the National Consortium of University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) and its counter-parts from Sweden, Denmark, Spain and Bulgaria in May 2010, iCUE connects and represents national youth entrepreneurship organisations across the world. On the 26th 20 delegates representing 11 countries... Read More
I am often asked by NACUE Fellows and younger colleagues to provide advice about how to start their first venture and always near the top of my list is – to surround yourself with experienced, well-networked and supportive mentors.Notice the plural – mentorS. No one person will be able to provide you with all of the support that you need because building a business requires many types of skills and expertise – e.g. governance, finance, legal, marketing, network building, industry expertise, and …well…cheerleading – celebrating your highs and helping you through your lows. Mentors have the... Read More
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