Transferring entrepreneurship

Get in gear for entrepreneurial success. The EY Junior Academy program is our unique and exclusive one-week training event designed for young successors in family businesses.

To succeed for generations, family businesses need an entrepreneurial spirit that not only ensures that the pioneering mind-set and values that established the business continue to flourish, but also creates future opportunities to deliver innovation and financial and social value. However, when planning for business succession, potential business leaders may benefit from a little encouragement. The next generation is sometimes unsure that following their parents’ path is right for them.  In a world full of opportunities, they have to find a balance between their own interests and dreams, and the expectations of the family.

Now in its sixth year and counting over 250 alumni, the Junior Academy was created to offer young people from family businesses the chance to explore how exciting, interesting and varied the entrepreneurial course can be.

Regardless of whether they are planning concrete projects for their entrepreneurial future or want to widen their personal network of international young family business successors and young entrepreneurs, we will help them explore their interests, accelerate their potential and encourage them to make a difference as a visionary leader.

2014 Junior Academy Program

Junior Academy First Program - push your limits!
Orientation: aimed at young people aged 16-20 in family businesses, this program will help the next generation of entrepreneurs discover their business potential.

  • 13-19 July 2014, Ashridge Business School, Hertfordshire, UK
  • 10-16 August 2014, Ivey Business School at Western University, London Ontario, Canada

Junior Academy Advanced Program - seize the opportunity!
Personality: this program will see the leaders of tomorrow build on their entrepreneurial talents. Aimed at 21–25 year olds in family businesses.

  • 5–12 July 2014, INSEAD Business School, Fontainebleau, France
  • 16–23 August 2014, Stanford University, California, US

Junior Academy Excellence Program — make a difference!
Visionary leadership: aimed at family business professionals aged 26–30, this program encourages young global leaders to act as agents of change and learn how to turn innovation into value.

  • 30 August–6 September 2014 CEIBS, Shanghai, China

Junior Academy

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