Discussion note: Innovative and high-growth entrepreneurship

Design and delivery , Finance , Inclusive entrepreneurship , Networks , Skills and mindsets

October 10, 2023

Each YEPA workshop is accompanied by a thematic discussion note which is intended to help participants prepare for the workshop.

This note explores innovation and growth rates of young entrepreneurs and the challenges they face in starting and scaling their businesses. It describes the main policy issues related to innovation and high-growth entrepreneurship for young entrepreneurs and the main policy instruments used by governments to promote and support innovation and scale-ups among young entrepreneurs. It also picks up on selected topics that will be discussed across the different workshop groups, such as incubation and acceleration services as well as innovation networks.

The note also provides discussion questions and suggestions for further reading.