YT contributor Ekaterina Kuznetsova met with Victoria a few days before an exciting event called Unleash organized by young people for young people. Youth Time will be attending Unleash, so if you get a chance to attend, hurry up to sign up to enjoy the Festival & to meet a lot of inspiring people. There are a lot of youth who are eager to start own businesses but it is not always as easy as it seems. Victoria, Head of Community at Pangea, is somebody who made it but also wants to open the doors for the other youngsters. She wants to debunk the myth that young people are incapable of professional work and sufficient results. Listen to Victoria’s story of how she got involved with Pangea, what challenges does she face as a young person and what to expect from Unleash.
Coworking is a buzzword. It also sounds very trendy, or maybe already obsolete. In a city like Brussels, the hub of Europe, shared offices are a normal part of urban life. While most of these places combine working and networking, it is rather challenging to provide a distinctive work atmosphere and something more than physical spaces where people can work.
Sydney-based designer Tania Gnecchi makes incredibly feminine and elegant jewellery. Simple, honest and very gentle, her pieces are real works of art. How difficult is it to design jewellery? How do you find your niche in the business? Do you still dream of becoming a jewellery designer but don’t know how to start? We hope that our interview with Tania will inspire you to launch a new startup.
We live in the age of digital innovations and the rise of technologies. According to statistics gathered by Pocketgamer.biz in 2015, developers are submitting more than 1,000 apps to Apple's App Store per day! With millions of apps available it is really difficult to find the ones that we really need. Young developer Nicolas Lesage has come up with an app that targets students and young people as its primary audience. The idea is simple, yet something that you have not heard of before. I sat down with Nicolas to discuss the idea of FlatShaker - the app that helps you find out about an apartment before moving in.
In the era of 'AirBnb' and 'Uber' – enterprises that economists classify as part of the 'sharing economy' – there are travel sites that offer a functionality that is mostly based on online platforms to create spaces for selling services or products. These enterprises aim to connect businesses with market participants, not necessarily through physical activity, and of course this way of doing business is becoming more and more attractive to creative young people, and is helping them to find the innovative ideas that will fill the gaps in their everyday lives. And the guys who are the subject of this article are among these creative young adults. Raised and educated in Switzerland and Germany, they are working hard to impress the world with a very interesting and cool idea named 'Locamba'.
What initially was only meant to be a gap half-year on Bali to learn how to surf ended up being the beginning of a passionate non-profit project that has grown exponentially. Find out about the necessity of eco-education as Youth Time speaks to Petr Hindrich, one of the founders of green-books.org, an NGO that aims to make children aware of the precious and precarious nature of the environment that lies close at hand, all around them.
Our interview with the founder of VcV Wrestling Jakub "The King" Pešek reveals the hard work and dedication required to start and grow a professional sports startup in the Czech Republic.
There are loads of singer-songwriters, DJs, and bands that wish to perform in cafés, at weddings, or at neighborhood barbecues. But how do ambitious musicians find a stage - get a gig - and how do party hosts easily find the right musicians to perform? Paul de Kuyper (30) is one of the founders of the Dutch start-up Gigstarter, an online platform for booking live music that offers the solution to this problem.
Today Youth Time speaks to Johan Allers, the South-African founder and developer of the online learning environment: talkUBUNTU. This digital platform is designed to help young people to prepare themselves for their future. It offers courses and information on topics such as Life Orientation or Civics, subjects that are vital to the development of our youth, but often neglected in education. Broadly speaking, it deals with everything from Study and Career orientation to Life Skills Development. Get ready to find out how this cross sectoral and cross cultural initiative empowers youth and how you can make a contribution to it.
Design. A concept that is quite often associated with something exclusive, and unapproachable for normal people. Not according to architectural designer Jason Nam, one of the founders of the organization: Design Disco. This non-profit offers a platform for young people who have yet to discover how they can incorporate design in their daily lives. Through workshops, lectures, blog posts, and field trips, high school students are stimulated to see the world through the window of design. Get ready to find out why this initiative was started as well as how to apply the pedagogy of design in your own life.