Commitment: Overcoming some of the political, economic, and social barriers that plague startup entrepreneurs in Latin America requires a commitment to the “long game” in teaching young entrepreneurs how to succeed.
CTEK has funded a collaboration between Young Americans Center for Financial Education in the United States and Rotary Clubs in Mexico, along with Mexican schools and youth centers, to teach a YouthBiz program for entrepreneurship in teens and young adults, with parental participation. Unique to this program is embedding ethics and a “GiveBack” ethos in students, which are core to the tenants of a healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem. We are launching in Mexico Fall, 2018, and will expand throughout Mexico and into Latin America in the years ahead.
Women in the MENA:
Collaboration: Many women in the Middle East and North Africa face challenges to entrepreneurship due to religious and cultural norms, yet they can still be included in the online world by introducing them to coding as a business.
CTEK is collaborating with many regional and global organizations to open up our entrepreneurial ecosystem to women in the Middle East and North Africa. We are crafting programs to give women opportunities to learn coding as a business through online learning, digital bonding and forming a community through women-only business incubators.