We know sitting all day is going to kill us (slowly, but surely). We need to be connected to the world through our computers, but we don't have to sit to do it. Legislate and/or encourage companies to provide standing work stations.
A group of young people come together with a group of mentors to develop and set up their own business over a 6 month period. The program offers students an opportunity to be an entrepreneur in a low-risk environment.
Entrepreneurs are real people too! Provide young people with the opportunity to meet with entrepreneurs so they have a better understanding of the options outside the standard professional pathways and workplaces.
Thanks so much for sharing that Sabine. Fascinating to see a project in which there are both significant time and resource limitations. Do you know of examples of the kinds of businesses were created? Also, how many 'contact hours' were spent on the project? 3 months seems like a really short time to get something off the ground
The University of Queensland now offers the Entreprenuerial Experience Program (EEP) but its limited to university students https://uqfuture.custhelp.com/ci/documents/view/1/AvUE~wpoCv8SPvD5GuEe~yD~JvsY~y7BMv~Q~zr~
Thanks so much for sharing those links Sasha. It's really interesting to see what else is happening out there. This idea would vary from those two in that its a much more practical and hands-on approach than NTE and would run over a longer period of time than Startup Scramble. I think there's real merit in both of those programs, but I also see the need for a very tangible experience of actually starting a business and over a period of several months, so that students are able to understand the entire experience and receive mentoring throughout.