New era of youth entrepreneurship: AI and rapid technology innovations (Group 3)

Open to everyone virtual Inclusive entrepreneurship Skills and mindsets

What is the issue ?

This workshop is the fourth workshop in a series of six thematic workshops that will occur over the next three years as part of the YEPA initiative. The 3-hour online workshop will explore how AI and rapid technology innovations impact the businesses started by young people as well as the support needs of young entrepreneurs. The workshop will feature a panel discussion with young entrepreneurs who will speak to their own experience in developing and deploying AI in their entrepreneurship activities, highlighting how they have seized the benefits of these new technologies. It will also include a discussion and debate on the role of public policy in supporting and regulating new innovations, particularly AI, in the labour market.


The OECD-EU Youth Entrepreneurship Policy Academy (YEPA) is a peer-learning network that seeks to strengthen youth entrepreneurship policies in the European Union (EU). This new initiative aims to strengthen youth entrepreneurship policies and programmes by raising knowledge about the barriers faced by young people in entrepreneurship and facilitating exchanges between policy makers, experts and young entrepreneurs on “what works” in youth entrepreneurship policy. This new initiative builds on an existing collaboration on inclusive entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship undertaken by the European Commission and the OECD, which includes the award-winning report series The Missing Entrepreneurs.

Date and schedule

12 September 2024