Building an Entrepreneurial America
By launching a virtual lab for startups, the YEC endeavors to address strategic and broader issues that impact the economy and small business owners. “Our goal with #FixYoungAmerica was to shift the national conversation from a one-sided, negative list of complaints to a dialogue about how to embrace the new economy and put young Americans back to work,” says Gerber, YEC’s founder.
“Based on our experience, we knew we could help to build a more entrepreneurial America from the ground up. Now, with #StartupLab, we are beginning to realize our vision of helping to rebuild and retool the American workforce.”
The #StartupLab’s virtual beta program is available to aspiring and current entrepreneurs as well as organizations that have signed on for the program: Junior Achievement, Georgetown University, BizWorld, Lemonade Day, George Washington University, MassChallenge, University of Central Florida, North Carolina Rural Center, Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, Springboard Enterprises, Veterans Affairs Innovation Initiative (VAi2), Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Startup Weekend, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Venture for America, Kairos Society, Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, and dozens of other universities, nonprofits, entrepreneur and small business organizations, government agencies and co-working spaces.
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