Expert perspectives: Key Drivers of Youth Entrepreneurship

Last week, we wrote about the 7 Theses of GESCI-AKE Creative Media Venture for Youth Entrepreneurship: Context matters significantly; Entrepreneurial education needs to be flexible; Everything is entrepreneurial; Both digital and physical platforms matter; Your niche is important; No success without collaboration; and Support should be ongoing. We asked internal and external experts in the field — of creative industries, media business management, youth start-up incubation, start-up PR, and corporate innovation — what they considered as key drivers of Youth Entrepreneurship. We were thrilled to find that our theses are also theirs. Our warmest thanks to the contributors! Now, let us …   Read More

Lessons from GESCI-AKE: 7 Theses about Youth Entrepreneurship

GESCI is currently running an innovative education-entrepreneurship program for young digital media creatives. This post is based on the GESCI-AKE projects of the program: The Sound of the City (2014-2015), and GESCI-AKE Creative Media Venture (2016-2017). Both projects have been rooted in the ongoing, urgent, and increasingly global, concern of sustainable future of work for the world’s youth. We have collected some take-aways on youth entrepreneurship for you to consider. Please feel free to comment below: What of the following resonates with you? What do you find useful in your own field? What do you think could be added to …   Read More