Startup Experience, a hands-on training program that helps high school and college students build new ventures, joined forces today with the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) to reach aspiring young entrepreneurs in more than 150 countries.
The program is aimed at improving the way that entrepreneurship is being taught in schools around the world. It was launched in 2012 and developed in collaboration with educators from leading universities and experienced entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley.
“In today’s society, we all need to cope with constant change and great uncertainty,” says Henrik Scheel, founder and CEO of Startup Experience. “It is crucial for young people to adopt an entrepreneurial approach to life and become proactive about creating their own opportunities. Startup Experience gives everyone the creativity, confidence and capabilities they need to solve any challenges that come their way.”
The program promotes a six-step process to: Identify an opportunity; understand the user; discover the right technology; generate ideas; create and test a scalable business model and finally; prototype and pitch your new startup.
With offices in San Francisco and Denmark, Startup Experience currently has programs running in 15 countries on five continents. By teaming up with GEN, it immediately gains access to the startup communities and champions that built Global Entrepreneurship Week in more than 150 countries. Scheel will demonstrate Startup Experience in Milan this March where he will run several intensive workshop modules as part of the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC).
The GEC is a gathering of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and other startup champions who work together to help bring ideas to life, drive economic growth, and expand human welfare. It is scheduled to run from March 16-19 and registration is currently open at gec.co.