OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform. Join our global community to solve big challenges for social good. Sign up, Login or Learn more

Support Pioneers

Let’s invest in risk takers and build upon their pioneering spirit to unleash fresh employment opportunities to include even more young people.

From their creative curiosity that welcomes new challenges to their innovative use of technology, young people around the world are re-writing the workforce and altering traditional pathways to employment.  Let’s invest in this risk takers and build  upon this pioneering spirit to unleash fresh employment opportunities to include even more young people.
  • How might we support young people to pioneer new types of employment and entrepreneurship?
  • How might we help more youth find out about these pioneering employment opportunities and pathways?
  • How might we create economic incentives that allow young entrepreneurs pursue their entrepreneurial  initiatives?  
  • How might we connect young pioneers with mentors to support the continued growth and scale of their initiatives?

18 contributions

Sorted by Newest

Contribution list

We agree, OpenIDEO Barcelona: "Passion is contagious"! 
TED talks are for us one example of passionate people inspiring others by talking about what they do and what they believe in.What if we used this energy and passion to motivate young people to

We agree, OpenIDEO Barcelona: "Passion is contagious"! TED talks are for us one example of passionate people inspiring others by talking about what they do and what they believe in.What if we used this energy and passion to motivate young people to

Photo of OpenIDEO London Meetup
5 11

Think inside the box or in this case the buggy. Design a business that fits inside the confines of mobile buggy. This is a social enterprise geared towards establishing a pay it forward model for start ups that only requires $2500 to $5000 approximat

Think inside the box or in this case the buggy. Design a business that fits inside the confines of mobile buggy. This is a social enterprise geared towards establishing a pay it forward model for start ups that only requires $2500 to $5000 approximat

Photo of Adel El-Huni
1 1

So today I was talking to Daniel Klein at d.school. He was showing the school to some Korean MPs. The Koreans want to replicate Silicon Valley in Seoul, no secret about it, and they are thinking about education, best practices, capital... Ppppff... I

So today I was talking to Daniel Klein at d.school. He was showing the school to some Korean MPs. The Koreans want to replicate Silicon Valley in Seoul, no secret about it, and they are thinking about education, best practices, capital... Ppppff... I

Photo of Jose (K) Berengueres
7 5

With agriculture as the most dominant economic drivers in some African countries, The Facebook Farm Extension is an online platform through Facebook which aims to build a growing movement of youth farmers online.

With agriculture as the most dominant economic drivers in some African countries, The Facebook Farm Extension is an online platform through Facebook which aims to build a growing movement of youth farmers online.

Photo of Jennifer Fong
8 2

Designing accelerator programs for experiential learning which uses design thinking tools extensively. These experiential learning accelerator programs can be designed for startups, kids, college students, intrapreneurship seekers, etc. 
Well I have

Designing accelerator programs for experiential learning which uses design thinking tools extensively. These experiential learning accelerator programs can be designed for startups, kids, college students, intrapreneurship seekers, etc. Well I have

Photo of Sagar Tandon
2 2

one slum 100 computers is a catalyst for youth education and sustainable development.The project is a self sustainable project providing free computer training ,E-Resource learning ,materials, capacity building, entrepreneurship mentoring to disadva

one slum 100 computers is a catalyst for youth education and sustainable development.The project is a self sustainable project providing free computer training ,E-Resource learning ,materials, capacity building, entrepreneurship mentoring to disadva

Photo of george arango
0 0

This proposal brings the skills and enthusiasm of young people from stable countries to assist with a solution for the growing number of asylum seekers languishing in refugee camps globally.  It will:
•	Establish specially designed “Refugee Transiti

This proposal brings the skills and enthusiasm of young people from stable countries to assist with a solution for the growing number of asylum seekers languishing in refugee camps globally. It will: • Establish specially designed “Refugee Transiti

Photo of Paul Curtis
3 5

MBA in MBI: Small investments into big dreams that open doors for young people.

Our idea is a business incubator that will work as a platform to tackle the problem of youth unemployment by identifying and training employable and entrepreneurial yo

MBA in MBI: Small investments into big dreams that open doors for young people. Our idea is a business incubator that will work as a platform to tackle the problem of youth unemployment by identifying and training employable and entrepreneurial yo

Photo of Alain MABOKO
65 20

A big achievement to create global economic boom, investment, innovation, participation, development, empowerment, as well as global economic growth is to find a long term solution to global economic destruction. However, the best answer for global e

A big achievement to create global economic boom, investment, innovation, participation, development, empowerment, as well as global economic growth is to find a long term solution to global economic destruction. However, the best answer for global e

Photo of Rilwan Salaam