Calling Young Entrepreneurs – TIC Americas 2010

Young entrepreneurs under age thirty-six need to register their team in the 2010 Talent and Innovation of the Americas (TIC Americas) before the deadline on March 01, 2010, according to the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT).

YABT announced that in 2010 there will be new opportunities for young people in the Americas and Peru to create and grow their business idea.

“TIC Americas/Peru 2010 will offer new award categories in the field of natural resources,” stated Roy Thomasson, CEO of the Young Americas Business Trust.

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He continued, “In 2010, projects will be accepted in Spanish or English. This will enable more young people to benefit from the experience of participating in – and winning a TIC Americas award.”

YABT especially encourages young Peruvians to take advantage of the international competition as well as the national events that will be held in Lima from May 30 through June 4, 2010. “Peruvians have a very entrepreneurial spirit and can benefit greatly from the learning and growth potential TIC Americas offers,” he said.

TIC Americas presents awards as an international business competition and accelerator for young entrepreneurs with training and networking opportunities before and after the competition. TIC Americas winners are offered the opportunity to participate in the Global TIC. Teams who participated in previous years reported that TIC Americas was a boost to starting their business and later positively influenced their access to markets.

Companies doing business in the Americas can also reach enterprising young people through TIC Americas by sponsoring local teams and the regional events.

Apply Now! The deadline for TIC Americas 2010 is March 1, 2010!
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About Young Americas Business Trust (YABT)
A non-profit corporation recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c) (3) organization. It is affiliated with the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS), and aims to advance the goals of the OAS and Presidential Summits of the Americas to create employment opportunities and reduce poverty by supporting and promoting youth entrepreneurship. Currently, YABT also has National YABTs and representatives in twenty-five countries in the Americas. Being located at the General Secretariat of the OAS gives YABT a unique platform for private/public sector collaboration. The OAS provides substantial overhead and management support for YABT, which enables YABT to put more of its resources into fulfilling its mission instead of addressing administrative matters.

About Organization of American States (OAS)
Brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. The OAS is the region’s principal multilateral forum for strengthening democracy, promoting human rights, and confronting shared problems such as poverty, terrorism, illegal drugs and corruption. It plays a leading role in carrying out mandates established by the hemisphere’s leaders through the Summits of the Americas. With four official languages — English, Spanish, Portuguese and French — the OAS reflects the rich diversity of the hemisphere’s peoples and cultures. It is made up of 35 member states: the independent nations of North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. The government of Cuba, a member state, has been suspended from participation since 1962; thus only 34 countries participate actively. Nations from other parts of the world participate as permanent observers, which allows them to closely follow the issues that are critical to the Americas.

Source: Young Americas Business Trust (YABT)