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Photo Credit: Max Orenstein / Clinton Global Initiative

AppJam+ Co-Project Manager, Nithin Jilla, was invited to be a speaker at the Clinton Global Initiative University meeting which took place March 21-23rd 2014 in Arizona. Here's more information on the panel session which he was a speaker of.

Entrepreneurship Education: Nurturing the Next Generation of Innovators

Nearly three decades ago, about 250 college courses taught entrepreneurship at U.S. colleges and universities. By 2008, 5,000 such courses were offered at two- and four-year institutions. Despite the growing interest among college students in this field, relatively few high schools have integrated entrepreneurship education into their curricula. Most high school dropouts leave school because they are not interested in their classes, and cite a lack of motivation to do the related work. Yet students who have participated in entrepreneurship programs demonstrate a substantial increase in their occupational aspirations and their interest in attending college. When entrepreneurship education is offered at an early age, it can prepare youth to be responsible, enterprising individuals by immersing them in real-world, hands-on learning experiences. This panel will bring together experts and practitioners who are creating opportunities for youth to be immersed in entrepreneurial work as part of the transition into post-secondary opportunities.


Sethuraman Panchanathan, Senior Vice President for Knowledge Enterprise Development, Arizona State University

Participants: Nithin Jilla, Founder, Kenya Dream Branch at UC Irvine; Co-project Manager, AppJam+
Sujata Bhatt, Founder, The Incubator School
Greg Gunn, Entrepreneur in Residence, City Light Capital
Lisa Miller, Chief Growth Officer, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)

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