Action Entrepreneurship

Based on your discussions in the first round, below are the top RESOURCES challenges young entrepreneurs face in launching and growing their businesses:

  1. Access to mentors
  2. Bitcoin payment systems
  3. Access to financing is difficult

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  1. More support for growth stage entrepreneurs

    not a lot of support for company growth
    most organizations focus on company formation

    6 votes
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  2. Education system does not integrate entrepreneurship

    Focus is on being job-ready - not career building

    3 votes
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  3. 3 votes
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  4. Navigating available resources

    Don't know what's out there
    Disconnected; all programs popped out at once
    We access the internet before we access each other
    People look for quick fix solution

    3 votes
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  5. Community and family is neutral/negative

    different communities/geographic areas have different opportunities and challenges to foster entrepreneurship
    mindset and markets are directly related - it takes a certain mindset to actively explore new markets

    3 votes
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  6. Fear of failure

    not enough opportunities to fail
    stigma
    people are risk-averse
    due to lack of confidence

    3 votes
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  7. I can't get any funding!

    Doing a quick test of this Uservoice template

    3 votes
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  8. Developing Scalable business

    geographic challenges
    financial challenges
    leadership skills
    don't know how to grow

    2 votes
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  9. 2 votes
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  10. Lack of early (and ongoing) awareness

    lack of curriculum integration of entrepreneurship
    not enough hands on experience with entrepreneurship
    connects to lack of role models
    why do it - what are the drivers?
    lack of encouragement

    2 votes
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  11. I'm afraid to take risks

    I don't like failre

    2 votes
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  12. Skills development for young entrepreneurs

    Lack of financial literacy/strategy
    Don't know how to form a partnership and grow a biz/build each others capacity
    Entrepreneurs need to better understand their customer
    Lack of knowledge at early stage
    Not understanding the markets to help entrepreneurs reach markets / exposure to resources

    1 vote
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  13. Lack of funding for market research/biz development

    No funding to connect with retailers; can't expand
    Little exposure to resources to help entrepreneurs reach their markets

    1 vote
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  14. Lack of visible success stories

    not introduced early enough
    isolation in rural communities makes this difficult

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  15. understanding marketing (customer identification) and selling (assessing value proposition)

    education system hasn't been focused on start-ups
    often Post-secondary courses groom youth to go to established companies, not start-up companies
    not teaching practical skills

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  16. Lack of practical experientia learning at all levels of education system

    Education system built to provide employees for large companies and institutions
    Too few resources (money and management) to delevlop these programs
    classroom is a bubble

    1 vote
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  17. Here is the thing I want to see how the bitcoin category looks

    This is what we're seeing when there's a lot of text in this box that I'm testing and making sure is going ok.

    1 vote
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  18. Trying to see how long

    Looks like the category field will keep growing!

    1 vote
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