While attending their courses at Zhejiang University, the students of the Global Entrepreneurship Program organized a Junior World Entrepreneurship Forum event which took place at the institution’s International Conference Center. Well known for its mission to educate students in entrepreneurship, innovation, globalization and corporate social responsibility, Zhejiang University welcomed over 300 participants including young entrepreneurs, students and university professors.
Among the many students presenting their entrepreneurial ideas, 5 teams won the Pitch competition and will therefore be sponsored by Hangzhou Junior Talent Work Station, one of Zhejiang University’s partner incubators, who will help the winning teams to promote their projects. They also benefited from networking sessions with investors who came to the Junior World Entrepreneurship Forum as they were interested in learning more about these entrepreneurial ventures.
As a global initiative derived from the World Entrepreneurship Forum, the Junior WEF aims to support and encourage junior entrepreneurs all over the globe, and bring a unique perspective to the topics and discussions of the World Entrepreneurship Forum.
“The event was very interesting and very well organized!” – Nicolas Paez-Otero, Global Entrepreneurship Program student from Colombia
Upcoming JWEF events will take place in Iran, Hong-Kong, Tanzania, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Argentina, Italy and Saudi Arabia.