Overview

Go beyond what most pre-college entrepreneurship programs teach and learn the economic principles that make successful entrepreneurship possible.

Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy (EGE) is a selective academic summer enrichment program for talented and motivated high school students who want to accelerate their academic pursuits, develop their leadership skills, and connect with peers and professors who share their interests. Over 12,000 students have participated in this specialized program since its inception in 1991. EGE is part of the Foundation for Teaching Economics, a well-established non-profit organization committed to teaching students the leadership skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century economy.

EGE participants not only learn practical skills, like writing a business plan or how to pitch an idea, but also about the economic principles that make successful entrepreneurship possible. To build a business, an entrepreneur must understand incentives and the role institutions, like government, play in setting the “rules of the game”.

What Makes EGE Unique?
EGE offers 40 high school students from around the world the chance to spend a week at Yale University, where:

 - Professors will introduce how economics principles apply to entrepreneurship 
 - Corporate guest speakers share their insights and real-world experiences
 - Classroom instruction is supplemented by practical activities and simulations
 - Students gain hands-on experience with Zodiak, a corporate training program used by Fortune 500 companies

Why EGE?
The EGE program is designed to help students:

 - Understand the risks and rewards associated with entrepreneurship
 - Evaluate sources of capitalUnderstand market forecasting and supply/demand
 - Enhance team-building skillsLearn to apply the economic way of thinking to business decisions
 - Have fun while creating a network of peers from around the world
 - Experience the culture and life of an Ivy League campus

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