The PANGEA One Youth Conference was held in Madrid last month, celebrating European youth in business. The three-day conference addressed and discussed the European Union’s “rigid education system”, its societal tendendancy of risk-aversion and the ongoing pressures of youth unemployment within the region.
With chief executives as young as 15 traveling to Madrid to attend, there was certainly an abundance of entrepreurial talent and an atmosphere to match it.
The New York Times (NYT) reported on the whirlwind three days, interviewing attendees about their varying perspectives on the conference themes of entrepreneurship and education.
“Eiso Kant, a 24-year-old Dutch entrepreneur — a veteran, by the conference’s standards — has settled in Madrid. He initially came to study at its IE University, but then started Tyba, an online job recruitment platform focused on start-up companies. “The Netherlands is a country where entrepreneurship has always been promoted, while in Spain it has only now started to become a celebrated endeavor,” Mr. Kant said, on the conference’s sidelines.”
You can read the NYT full article here. We look forward to seeing many more alumni attending in the future!