Nestlé Youth Entrepreneurship Platform (YEP)

Did you hear about YEP, The Nestlé Youth Entrepreneurship Platform, a new digital platform for young innovators and entrepreneurs? This new Platform is destined for young innovators and entrepreneurs who want to learn new knowledge and skills, test an idea or grow their businesses. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), two out of every five young people are either unemployed or have a job that keeps them in poverty. For this reason, Nestlé launched Nestlé Needs YOUth in 2013. The company’s Global Youth Initiative helps young people gain the skills they need to thrive in tomorrow’s workplaces. The YEP Platform is launched as part of this Global Youth Initiative and is specially designed for young innovators and entrepreneurs who want to learn new knowledge and skills, test an idea or grow their businesses in areas ranging from food science and technology to the development of products and services — including regenerative agriculture and sustainable packaging. YEP tries to bring together the already existing initiatives and programs. This platform gives young innovators access to The Nestlé Entrepreneurship Academy plus dedicated programs to grow knowledge, learn new skills and gain experience. It also offers customized content and resources from specific geographies. The main purpose of the Platform is to support young people to bring great ideas to life across the food value chain, shaping the future of food! Therefore, there are available different types of programs, including: – Nestlé R+D Accelerator, where entrepreneurs can apply for challenges at one of Nestlé’s 12 Accelerators across the world, to focus on developing disruptive food and beverage innovations and bringing them to market in six months; – Purina Unleashed: the first and only pet care program designed to identify and support innovative start-ups; – Other Nestlé market initiatives, like Ignite Ideas or CEO X Youth Connect. Through the new platform, Nestlé encourages entrepreneurship as a positive choice, a means of unlocking innovation, skills and energy to drive economic and social progress. If you are interested or want to know more visit Nestlé’s YEP website:

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