Thursday, 30 January 2014

The British Council is delighted to announce the launch of its Young Creative Entrepreneur (YCE) programme for 2014.  The theme of this first award is Digital Publishing.  

 The programme is looking for people who are shaping our creative future - testing new models and ideas and having a positive economic, cultural and social impact in their local and global communities.  YCE identifies emerging leaders in creative businesses, who are able to make international connections and to use these to benefit others. The focus on entrepreneurship and innovation is a unique part of the award.

The winner will travel to the UK for an intense programme of meetings with UK industry experts, international peer networking, practical business skills workshops and attendance at key UK industry events.  The tour will run from 6 – 13 April 2014 alongside the London Book Fair.

The winner will have a fantastic opportunity to make cultural and business contacts and to network with a diverse group of international entrepreneurs.  Since 2004, nearly 400 participants from 51 countries across the world have participated in the YCE programme to become part of an active international network of over 3,000 members (participants, applicants and wider contacts).  


Applicants will be drawn from the following areas:

• Digital Publishing 

• Agents with a digital specialism

• Literary festivals with a digital emphasis

• Retailing (including e-tailing)

• Consultants providing specialist services in any of the areas outlined


And must:

• Own their own young business / run a non-for profit in the digital publishing sector with at least two years’ experience and no more than seven years in business.

• Be entrepreneurial and have shown their ability in the promotion of that creative sector in their country, in either a commercial context, public context, or both 

• Through their character, drive and abilities, demonstrate their potential to be a future leader of the sector in their country and a future partner for the UK

• Have English language skills to IELTS 6  - ‘competent user’ or above


 Interested applicants must fill out and submit their application forms no later than 21 February 2014.


For further information please contact:

Rose marie Gad, Communications Manager, British Council Egypt

Tel: +(202) 3344 3076


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