The program combines knowledge from leading international executive business schools with practical experience and advice from EY. This incomparable combination offers a unique opportunity to benefit personally from the experience of exceptional business personalities and peers from around the world. The highly enjoyable activities give young adults the chance to pursue their interests and give voice to their own needs for the future.
Individual goals and personalities as well as the nature and culture of family businesses, sometimes require flexible training content and delivery. This unique international network of top-ranking business school facilitators and experienced EY professionals deliver cost-efficient, tailor-made courses for both the next and current generation of entrepreneurs and successors, combining cutting-edge academic expertise, a practical approach and exciting experiential activities for individuals and groups – delivered where and when the person choose. At the end of the program week, people who have attended the NextGen Academy for the first time are invited to join the EY Next Generation Club of Entrepreneurs (EY NextGen). Moreover, being an offshoot of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ – the world’s most prestigious business award – the EY NextGen Club Award is a platform for EY NextGen Club members to showcase their entrepreneurial endeavors. Candidates for the award are assessed by an international panel of judges, and the winner gets the invaluable opportunity to participate in the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year Forum and the Global Family Business Summit in Monte Carlo.
Finally, some opinions and impressions on the program:
"I find it impressive how you are engaged wholeheartedly for the cause of next generation members in family businesses. Your program has a scale and quality that is beyond anything I have seen elsewhere. I hope you continue the great work. Congratulations!" Professor Dr. Thomas Zellweger, Chair of Family Business, Center for Family Business and Institute for Entrepreneurship, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
"As I reflect on the experience my children and I had at the EY NextGen Academy, I am at a loss for words. It really was remarkable. My children definitely desire to participate again next year." Aubra L. Franklin, Chairman and CEO, The Franklin Companies, US
“I joined the Academy twice: first as a next generation member and later as a speaker. It is incredible how much EY cares for the next generation.” Cedric Nidecker, COO, Nidecker Group, Switzerland
For more information about the program, such as practical information (number of participants, application form, detailed program) other opinions, videos and to be updated about EY NextGen Club progresses, please visit the website (http://www.ey-nextgen.com/)