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YOUTH FOR INNOVATION 2022

YOUTH FOR INNOVATION (YFI) is an international en­trepreneurship program for students, conducted by WSA. It brings together students from multiple Universities to collaboratively analyze purpose-driven tech ventures from across the world, namely of former WSA winners.

 

THE CHALLENGE

 

Analyze a successful enterprise of a former WSA winner within an international and interdisciplinary team. Pitch the analysis in front of a jury and hopefully win.

 

THE BENEFITS

 

Students:

  • can apply their skills and knowledge on successful tech ventures on the market
  • collaborate internationally and interdisciplinary
  • gain intercultural competencies and grow an international network
  • are encouraged to join online webinars to gain new and relevant skills and useful information along the way
  • get the opportunity to talk with the enterprise founders directly
  • pitch in front of an international expert’s jury

 

Universities:

  • are provided with practical application examples from a renowned program, opening up new perspectives
  • the clear structure provided by WSA simplifies the effort for lecturers

 

THE STRUCTURE

 

WSA YFI consists of 2 phases, an ONLINE and ONSITE PHASE, providing partici­pating students with the opportunity to work on two different case studies. It is also possible to enter only one program phase.

  • The ONLINE phase takes 6 weeks, starting in October 2022. Students work virtually and independent­ly in interdisciplinary teams. Every team is supported by a team leader. Weekly meetings provided by WSA with opportunities for get together, team discussions, team leader talks. Webinars with specific support on team building, pitching and more every 2 weeks. At least 2 sessions per team with the enterprise founder.

Based on the evaluations of the online pitch jury the best 3 student teams of each phase receive a reward.

 

PARTICIPATION COSTS

  • Online phase: € 70,- / student
  • Onsite phase at EYI Festival*: € 55,- / student
  • Both phases*: € 110,- / student

*Participation costs include catering on-site.

 

CONTACT

You want to join the program? Please contact barbara@wsa-global.org

 

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