Youth Venture News

Welcome to the Youth Venture blog. Please also read the 'Ashoka News' blog for stories and news from the Ashoka global website and Ashoka's Start Empathy blog.

  StartSomeGood is the crowdfunding platform for social change.  They support non-profits, for-profits and one-time projects in raising funds and growing a community of supporters through crowdfunding to help make great ideas happen.  We've partnered with them to provide a platform for you to raise funds for your initiatives, and their high-touch support...
Submitted on Mon, April 15, 2013
  Ashoka’s Youth Venture is hiring a full time Program Coordinator!   Over the past two years Youth Venture has begun to expand through a robust licensing strategy.  This means we have drastically reduced the hours we spend implementing our program and instead train others to do so.  Our licensing team is responsible for developing and implementing...
  The number of new businesses setting up shop in our state is up four percent from last year. Simultaneously, Manpower has found in its annual 2012 employer survey that 50% of US employers are struggling to fill positions, and 35% of employers worldwide face talent shortages, too. Nationwide, 3.4 million available jobs remain unfilled because job seekers lack...
  The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only membership organization comprised of hundreds of the world’s most elite and successful young entrepreneurs. YEC members hail from every market sector and industry and have, collectively, generated tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in revenue.  The goal of YEC is to provide entrepreneurs...
Submitted on Mon, April 8, 2013
With the weather warming up and the blossoms beginning to bloom, it became unquestionably clear this week that Spring is finally here! The long-awaited sunshine reminded us of another thing that comes along this time of year -- Spring Break! Spring Break is a great opportunity to use your time to give back to your community. DoSomething.org presents seven alternative...
Submitted on Thu, April 4, 2013
  If you're looking for funding to support your venture, Do Something gives out $500 grants to help get project ideas launched. These grants are for those of you who are either just getting started from the ground up or who are about to initiate a new phase of your project. Do Something gives these grants out every week. After you apply on their website you are...
Submitted on Fri, March 29, 2013
Youth Venture and the Consumers Bankers Association are pleased to announce that we have selected our semi-finalists! Semi-finalists are invited to participated in the 2nd round by submitting an original video. The 1st round of the Competition received 200+ entries! Thank you to all that participated in the Banking on Youth Competition. Regional winners and national...
Calling all undergraduate students! The George Mason School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR) - one of the premier schools for conflict resolution studies in the world - and the Amani Institute have teamed up to offer an innovative way to learn about social entrepreneurship in the field this summer. The "Summer Semester" is open to students anywhere in the...
Submitted on Wed, March 20, 2013
Each year the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates outstanding young leaders who have made a significant positive difference in their communities. The Barron Prize seeks to celebrate young heroes and inspire other young people that they too can be changemakers.  Building and inspiring that global community of young changemakers is what we're all...
Submitted on Tue, September 11, 2012
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