Youth Entrepreneurial Service Foundation

Country

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

The Youth Entrepreneurial Service (YES) seeks to strengthen the local innovation system in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia by stimulating practical entrepreneurship among the youth by offering complementary activities that will ease the start-up of new ventures. The YES Foundation aims at becoming good practice model for entrepreneurship and new firm creation in the region as an approach to developing promising new business ideas among well-educated youth. The goal of YES Foundation is attracting young ICT people, training and coaching them in business skills, connecting them with the right business partners so that they can compete on the global market and make the ICT a leading industry in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. YES Foundation offers: Pre-incubation services: infrastructure for working on developing business idea, consulting services, trainings and materials available for working on business idea development and creation Incubation services: well-equipped office space at affordable rents (rent includes the cost for utilities), use of common space (kitchen, parking, conference rooms), consulting services for all aspects of running a business, promotion of the tenants, networking, matchmaking, financial support (grant fund and credit line) Virtual incubation: use of common space (kitchen, parking, conference rooms), consulting services for all aspects of running a business, promotion of the tenants, networking, matchmaking, financial support (grant fund and credit line) Entrepreneurial trainings: tailor – made trainings for business and soft skills, Cisco Entrepreneur Institute trainings and EBC*L trainings and examinations (European Business Competence License) Business Plan competition.
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