Entrepreneurship Education by Youth Start - Entrepreneurial Challenge-Based Learning

  • Johannes LindnerEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 916)


The development of our entrepreneurial mindset does not begin with the start of our professional lives but is initiated in earlier phases of our socialization. Entrepreneurial mindset has to be learned – in fact from generation to generation anew. Entrepreneurship Education for kids and youth can trigger and support this process. This paper provides an introduction to Entrepreneurship Education, with a focus on the Youth Start Program with the Entrepreneurial Challenge-Based Learning.

Entrepreneurial Challenge-Based Learning takes place in an environment with competent role-models; if we consciously perceive a situation as a challenge; if we confront the challenge in a deliberate and active manner and successfully master it; if we reflect on ourselves, the development of our ideas and our self-evaluation – metacognition. The Youth Start Program uses challenges from various areas as learning opportunities.


Entrepreneur Entrepreneurship education Entrepreneurial challenge-based learning TRIO model for entrepreneurship education Youth start program 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Entrepreneurship Education & Value-Based Business EducationUniversity Teacher College & Eesi-Center of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research & Initiative for Teaching EntrepreneurshipViennaAustria

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