You’re Invited to the Biggest DECA Part of the Year

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is a celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

The DECA Idea Challenge, a premier event of Global Entrepreneurship Week, is a fast-paced experiential learning exercise that dares elementary, secondary and college students to find an innovative new use for a common, everyday item in just eight days! The competition is a f un and exciting opportunity for students to be imaginative and resourceful while learning about the entrepreneurial process. The item to be used in the challenge will remain a mystery until revealed by DECA Inc. on November 10, 2016.

WHO:
GEW and the DECA Idea Challenge is open to anyone and everyone! DECA membership is not a requirement to participate in the competition, so be sure to tell everyone you know.

WHEN:
Global Entrepreneurship Week is November 14 – 20, 2016 .

The dates for DECA Idea Challenge 2016 are:

  • Mystery Item Revealed – November 10, 2016
  • Student Team Submissions Due – November 17, 2016
  • Global Finalists Announced – January 19, 2017
  • Global Winners Announced – January 26, 2017

WHERE:
Anywhere! GEW and the DECA Idea Challenge is open to students from all around the world. Each year, GEW inspires millions in over 160 countries around the world through local, national and global activities designed to help individuals explore their potential as self-starters and innovators.

WHY:
A premier event of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the competition is a fun and exciting opportunity for students to be imaginative and resourceful while learning about the entrepreneurial process.

HOW:
To participate, students must:

  • organize into a team of three to five members
  • access the challenge item online once it is revealed
  • collaborate as a team to produce an original and sustainable use for the item
  • pitch their invention in an engaging YouTube video presentation
  • submit entry online by the deadline

GEW is more than just an awareness campaign. It is a platform for connection and collaboration— engaging all players along the entrepreneurship spectrum in strengthening ecosystems around the world. We can’t wait to see how your chapter will participate in GEW 2016 and what innovative products you’ll create in the DECA Idea Challenge 2016!

Share every aspect of your GEW celebration and DECA Idea Challenge journey online with DECA and GEW! Follow GEW on Twitter @unleashingideas and on Instagram @genhq. You can also use #GEW2016 and #DECAIdeaChallenge on all your tweets and photos!

Follow DECA on Twitter @DECAInc.

Categories: Chapter Development, Chapter Resources, Chapter Resources (Home Page Teaser), Comprehensive Learning Program, Global Entrepreneurship Week, Video Challenges

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