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The G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance calls on Leaders of the G20 nations to put youth entrepreneurship at the forefront of job and wealth creation

The G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance calls on Leaders of the G20 nations to put youth entrepreneurship at the forefront of job and wealth creation

In conjunction with the 2012 G20 Leaders’ Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico over 400 Young entrepreneurs from all G20 countries, gathered in Mexico City from the 2nd to 5th June for the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Summit (G20 YES).

The summit concluded with the signing of a communiqué that called upon the G20 Leaders to focus on entrepreneurship as an answer to the issues we are currently facing around youth unemployment and slow economic growth. This communiqué was handed over directly to Felipe Calderón, President of Mexico and the host of the up coming G20 Leaders Summit.

The communiqué identified five key actions that would provide the driver for inclusive economic growth, innovation, job creation and social cohesion:

• Creating a continuum of traditional and innovative funding sources with incentives through all stages of business growth

• Increasing access to simplified information and integrated youth enterprise support with strong knowledge and skills infrastructure

• Promoting a collaborative environment across private and public sectors, civil society and academia, that enables young entrepreneurs to start, grow, learn and have a second chance in business, within their countries and internationally

• Minimizing regulatory and tax barriers for start-up and early-stage businesses to reduce costs and increase efficiencies

• Fostering a stronger youth entrepreneurship culture through promoting and teaching entrepreneurship and raising awareness

The communiqué concluded by stating that the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance (G20 YEA), are able and willing to work together with their respective governments to help ensure young entrepreneurs and their businesses can play their role in being the architects of the 21st century.

Alex Mitchell, Co-Founder of Young Brits and UK Co-President on the G20 YEA commented: "We have created something unique, pulling together the organizations that represent young entrepreneurs at a national level within all the G20 member nations." Alex went on to say, "this communiqué is the global voice of young entrepreneurs from the world’s 20 largest economies and is asking our Governments to focus on five areas that will actively help new businesses start up and grow.”

In addition to the communiqué the summit brought together entrepreneurs’ from all sectors and in all regions, facilitating business connections and business growth opportunities and providing tangible trade benefits for individuals and wider economies.

Glynn Pegler, CEO of communications company Culture Group and Lead Delegate from the UK to the G20 YES went on to say: "The platform provided by the G20 YES is an amazing opportunity for young entrepreneurs like myself to be able to create positive social change all over the globe. Entrepreneurship is the single biggest creator of employment around the world and so its vital that we create the right environments for entrepreneurs to start their businesses and to flourish."

Notes to editors:

G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA)
The G20 Young Entrepreneurs’’ Alliance is a collective of leading entrepreneurially-minded organizations representing the G20 countries who seek to promote youth entrepreneurship as a powerful driver of economic renewal, job creation, innovation and social change. The Alliance was founded as a movement to engage the G20 leaders in the cause of youth entrepreneurship, share information across borders, affect positive change and create a global network of young entrepreneur advocates, while building a collaborative entrepreneurial environment worldwide. The next G20YES will be taking place in St Petersburg, Russia in 2013.
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G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit (G20 YES) – Mexico
The G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit Mexico is a gathering of young entrepreneurs (age 18 – 40) and entrepreneurship-focused organizations from the G20 countries. Hosted by COPAMREX, it provides valuable input to government leaders to assist in driving sustainable global economic growth, exchange ideas and to foster international partnerships and collaboration. The G20 YES is an official program of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance. For more information, visit

Young Brits Network:
The Young Brits Network is a social enterprise which provides a global voice for the UK’s best young entrepreneurs. It works with enterprise support providers to develop international policy to make the environment easier for young entrepreneurs to start up and thrive. Young Brits acts as the UK representative on the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance and The European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs and works with membership bodies with a national reach in the UK to engage with these international organisations and promote unique opportunities to young entrepreneurs in their networks.
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Press contact:
Francesca Carpanini

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