Nicaragua: Youth Entrepreneurship Successes

The Youth Entrepreneurship program in partnership with Junior Achievement is taking shape with the formation of 74 companies by young entrepreneurs.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Over twenty years, the program has trained and supported more than 38,556 young technicians. Today, it demonstrates results with the formation of 74 companies and 16 others that are in process.

The chairman of the program, which is run by the Nicaraguan Development Institute (Inde) said, "Our dream was to grow opportunities for young people through a program of personal and business growth and development."

An article in adds, "Each of the 74 companies are employing two people. Sacasa says that besides having an entrepreneurial spirit, in order for the to take their a business idea forward, the youngsters require a key element: passion. ‘If there is no passion, its not true that a young person will be able to cope with rejections, the blows that are inevitable in the process of forming a company’".

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