Our 5 steps to entrepreneurship
Get Ahead Event
Half day event to orient the teens and get them started on their entrepreneurship journey. Parents and guardians welcome.
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Entrepreneurship Immersive event
A weekend’s immersive mentoring.
Experience entrepreneurship from start to launch with our 5-step fun, interactive experience. Teens adopt a growth mindset and apply it in their daily life, find an aim to work towards and act to fulfil it, and in this way advance themselves and their future.
You the Entrepreneur
One week of intensive action filled entrepreneurship mentoring, leading teens from adopting an entrepreneurial mindset all the way through to building a viable business.
For teens who have become AYN Business Champions, we offer an exclusive, longer term individual mentorship to support and enhance their entrepreneurial journey.
Teen Entrepreneurship Engagements (B2B)
Working with youth-focused institutions globally to promote and embed entrepreneurship early in teens. Call us for more details.
Adopt an entrepreneurial mindset
Success begins from within the family core. Discover the secrets and power of positive thinking and growth mindset.
Feeling brave and empowered, we can achieve bigger, better, and broader. We equip members with an entrepreneurial mindset, giving them tools for communicating with conviction, staying positive, and handling their fears and limitations.
“If you push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking risk, really amazing things can happen.”
Apply this mindset in your daily life
Change is applying new ways to old systems.
Opportunities are everywhere once we know how to recognize them. Members apply communication and innovation skills to develop their leadership and teamwork skills. These build their emotional and cultural intelligence and their application to business and everyday life.
“I believe in teaching young people the value of networking as well as the skills required to follow up on the people you meet.”
Aim to find your purpose
Aim high, aim sharp, aim true.
Developing a vision is crucial to starting a new business. Members identify their purpose, and build a framework for their virtual business. Building on skills they learned in previous steps, members create marketing materials and perfect sales techniques to start thinking big.
“Define success in your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.”
Act to make it happen
The Act step is where things take off.
A thought, an idea, a vision are invisible. This step guides members into turning their invisible aim into a visible product, with a website and prototype to build their business. Members learn how to form a company, recruit their team, deliver a sales pitch and conduct negotiations. Here is where they fly.
“Magic happens when you turn a young person’s passion into a purpose, and the purpose into an action.”
Advance and build your success
You are now a Business Champion!
You have adopted a positive mindset, applied it in your daily life, developed an aim and acted upon it. In this step, we continue your development with options for investment, funding, business partnerships, interview technique and a deeper look at innovation practices.
“Getting introduced to entrepreneurship has opened up a whole new world for me, and I have met some amazing people that I want to continue to work with.”
Our business development promise
Our Business Development Promise will help you launch your business into the market.
We offer additional mentorship to enhance your marketing & sales processes, and refine your prototype and product delivery.
With Advance Youth Now behind you all the way, you can realise your entrepreneurial potential with your first business venture.
We use meaningful play and design thinking approaches, delivered through interactive workshops specifically developed to advance critical thinking skills, intuitive decision making, advanced social and relationship skills, as well as the entrepreneurial mindset required to identify and act upon an opportunity.
“Children should be taught soft skills like independent thinking, values and team-work.”
Free materials and online content are included for members to take away and use to develop their entrepreneurial journey.
Our mentorship is tailored to accommodate the demanding schedule of teens and young adults, we fit in with your schedules.
“We could be doing a better job helping our children earlier on with developing critical business acumen to be more successful later in life.”
Our members will receive our prized AYN certificate when they complete the Advance Youth Now 5 Arrive Mentorship.