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.
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.
- 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
- 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
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.
- The ONSITE phase ltakes place in Graz (AT) from November 28 - 30, 2022. It is embedded in the European Young Innovators Festival.
Based on the evaluations of the online pitch jury the best 3 student teams of each phase receive a reward.
- Online phase: € 70,- / student
- Onsite phase at EYI Festival*: € 55,- / student
- Both phases*: € 110,- / student
*Participation costs include catering on-site.
You want to join the program? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org