The Future of Entrepreneurship: Training youths and students in creativity, innovation, and small business creation.

The ICSB Academy provides students with a full immersion experience in the making of a new entrepreneurial venture, while exposing them to the latest developments in entrepreneurship science under the mentorship of a global team of successful entrepreneurship experts (including entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, business experts, and faculty).

Entity

International Council for Small Business (ICSB) Youth organization, civil society, non-governmental, non-profit organization

Technical assistance, expertise and implementation; Policy, advocacy and convening power; Financial and/or in-kind contribution

Partners

  • US Small Business Administration (SBA)

    Government or intergovernmental entity

    Technical assistance, expertise and implementation; Policy, advocacy and convening power; Financial and/or in-kind contribution

  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)

    United Nations system entity

    Technical assistance, expertise and implementation; Policy, advocacy and convening power; Financial and/or in-kind contribution

  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

    United Nations system entity

    Technical assistance, expertise and implementation; Policy, advocacy and convening power; Financial and/or in-kind contribution

Sustainable Development Goals & targets

  • 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services

description

Participants in each cohort are paired with mentors and given time throughout the program to gain insights and advice on their ideas, learn from mentors’ experiences, and network to expand their professional networks.   What sets the ICSB Academy apart from other start-up boot camps are the resources and its absolute global nature. The ICSB Academy has drawn distinguished academicians from leading institutions of higher education from across the globe, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and business expert to culminate into the Global Faculty. Furthermore, case studies and success stories of real people, and learning modules on fundamental concepts and tools will help participants identify entrepreneurial opportunities.

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Deliverables and links to SDG targets

  • 1,000 young people supported through entrepreneurship training, advisory services, access to markets or access to finance

    8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services

    ICSB Academy will provide business planning and entrepreneurship training to youths who attend the ICSB World Congress in June 2019.   Students will partake in a startup-pitch competition

    BY: Jun 2019
  • 1,000 young people trained in relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, ICT skills and soft skills

    8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services

    ICSB work with partners to support entrepreneurship and business canvass education. Students will partake in a startup-pitch and business launch competition.  

    BY: Aug 2019
  • 1,000 youth employment stakeholders supported through technical assistance, capacity-building or peer learning

    8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services

    ICSB work with partners to support entrepreneurship and business canvass education. Students will partake in a startup-pitch and business launch competition.  

    BY: Sep 2019

Start

01-May-2019

End

30-Jun-2022

USD 200,000

Estimated total value of the commitment

3,000

young people to benefit directly from this commitment

Target: All ages 20-24, 25-29

Primarily:
  • Young women
  • Young men
  • Graduates of second-level education and students in third-level education or beyond

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