by Dimitris Tsigos The figure of the delusional paranoiac, believing he is Napoleon the Great or Einstein is quite common, if not in clinical cases, at least in comedy. Medical books describe it as “a chronic mental illness in which a person loses touch with reality”. It seems that large groups can also suffer from
Small business at the heart of government
Guest blog post by Alex Mitchell, Co-Founder of Kit Us Out & Young Brits The backbone of the UK economy are small businesses and start ups, they are the wealth, job and skills creators, they are the innovators and they are core to ensuring the UKs stable economic growth going forward. However, is the voice
Prince AbdulAziz International Prize for Entrepreneurship
The Centennial Fund, an organisation established to help young Saudi entrepreneurs, has launched the Prince AbdulAziz International Prize For Entrepreneurship, offered in recognition of outstanding entrepreneurs and creative ideas. Entrepreneurs and business mentors can compete in six main categories: 1. Best Existing Project Prize 2. Best Action Plan Prize 3. Best Project Idea Prize 4.
2014 Global Leadership Confererence (Nantes, 6-9 February)
They say small can be mighty, well the Association of MBAs Global Leadership Conference in Nantes, France is set to be just. With 45 delegates, from 25 business schools coming from 15 countries to the event, the influence that these delegates hold in the MBA world is extremely far reaching. So who are these delegates,
Regulating the “Internet of Things”
Important new technologies don’t always come with a fancy, approachable, name. Few, for example, can tell what “distributed dynamic web service composition” might be. And yet, it’s the scientific description of an upcoming technology that has the potential to change our everyday life as nothing else did since the invention of the world wide web.
G20’s young entrepreneurs are increasingly interested in digital technologies, better educational systems
By Victor Sedov, President, Center for Entrepreneurship, Russia Chairman, G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance, 2013-2014 In June 2013 young entrepreneurs from across G20 countries came to Moscow for the fifth G20 YEA Summit, which for the first time was officially held under the auspices of the Business 20 (B20). This allowed us to integrate the voice
A plan for the support and encouragement of private investments
by Dimitris Tsigos The most painful aspect of the economic crisis that we have been witnessing for the last five years, is the explosive increase of unemployment, especially youth unemployment. It’s, fundamentally, a pan-European problem, which unemployment levels rising rapidly everywhere. My own country, Greece, is probably the worst example, and the toll that this
Thoughts from Colombo
by Alex Mitchell I was recently asked to take part in the second Commonwealth Asian Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs’ (CAAYE) Summit, which this year was taking place in Colombo, Sri Lanka. I was asked to attend in both my role as Co-Founder of the Young Brits Network and as a Director of the Association of
European Business Angels Week (November 18-24)
With Europe admittedly lacking in entrepreneurial culture, we at YES are pleased to see some latest initiatives trying to raise awareness for aspects of entrepreneurship and startup culture. Especially when they are as large and well coordinated as the European Business Angels Week (EBAW), which was kickstarted on Monday, November 18 and will run
“From Reform to Growth” – Great expectations from the Economic Ideas Forum on June 6th – 7th in Helsinki.
On June 6th and 7th Helsinki hosts the Economic Ideas Forum, an extremely interesting event with EU Commissioners, Prime Ministers, Politicians and global leading personalities and organizations exploring solutions for a sustainable future. Dimitris Tsigos, President of YES – European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs is invited to be panelist at the event which takes place