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Honours for Hamburg project "Futurepreneur" in national contest

From business idea to implementation - teenagers go through the entire process of setting up a new business.

The Hamburg start-up project “Futurepreneur“ was honoured as an outstanding education initiative in the national contest “Ideas for a Republic of Education”. The prize-giving ceremony marked the ceremonious end of the “Summer Entrepreneur” project a the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce. 15 Hamburg youths were honoured for developing and implementing a business idea in their summer holidays.

Gaining experience with their own business ideas

The registered Hamburg association “Futurepreneur” enables young people, regardless of school grades and social background, to gain a hands-on business experiences based on unique business ideas. In four different programs, the young people will undergo the entire process of setting up a new company during their six week summer holidays.

Awaking the entrepreneurial spirit

Guided by professional project managers from industry, students will discover personal competence and experience treasures, learn creative techniques and economic terms, exchange ideas with real entrepreneurs and see their own business idea put into action.

1,000 participants

Iin 2013/2014, a total of 1,000 education initiatives participated in the national contest “Ideas for a Republic of Education”. An independent jury of experts selected a 52 projects that made an outstanding contribution in educating children and young people. The competition aims at making the pioneers of the social movement for more education better visible and to encourage others to follow their paths.

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The initiative has been hosting the contest for the third time in co-operation with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Vodafone Foundation Germany. Patron of the competition is the Federal Minister of Education, Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka.

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