We are looking for originators
Youth leaders are rising up and challenging the status quo of global leaders taking inward-looking positions on global issues such as migration and environmental change; their voices no longer drowned out by “strong men politics” and anti-human-rights rhetoric. They’re pushing back and reclaiming their space in the world. We are inspired by Greta Thunberg and Boyan Slat; we would like to offer young activists a podium.
We are looking for smart millennials who with their questions, ideas and hard work cause movement. Your ambition is huge: your own company, working abroad, taking on the establishment... Nothing seems impossible. Yet sometimes you‘re stuck and your ambitions seem bigger than your possibilities.
As an introvert you’re engaged in thinking and designing. You love testing new ideas and developing prototypes. You’re not a natural platform seeker, but you realize the public is needed to push your idea into the world.
All these potentials ache for making impact. They could use a boost and encouragement that’ll speed them up.
Please thoroughly check if your idea isn't already there. It's of course possible someone else came up with the same, but do investigate beforehand instead of spending your precious time for nothing. Secondly: make sure your idea is distinctive enough. On the other hand: a small change can make a big difference!
Why being a scout is important?
A scout can be any person with an eye for talent. Scouts can be found at places like startups, companies, Universities, schools. They have access to unusual networks. They know it when they see talent, and they are willing to give originators a chance. They believe in the power of people.
Why is being a mentor interesting?
Maybe you are not actively involved any more in the labour market, but you still have a sharp mind, skills, network, time and talent to invest in necessary solutions to the great challenges of our time:recycling, using waste as raw material, preventing food waste, distribution of wealth, true price, swap trading, and cooperation.Or maybe you are almost two decades into your career. You have a great deal of experience. You may have even made progressclimbing up the ladder. Maybe you have realized you actually can't advance any further and, in spite of the fact that you do like your career, you don’t want to get stuck in a dead end. You strongly feel you would like tocontribute to the education of young people.
As a mentor:
You have the chance to share and spread your knowledge and experience.
Your network will be enriched with professionals from all sorts of directions and upcoming talent.
You will be inspired by the connection with a younger generation.
You are able develop your mentoring skills.
What do we expect from mentors?
Enough experience to guide a potential and introduce her into your professional network in your company, University or Professional School.
You participate in a broad network and are willing to share it.
Mentors support the development of an idea into a proto type.
Being a mentor is voluntary but not without obligation. A number of activities is obligatory. Contact moments with your mentee would be once a month.
You are able to judge wether an idea has enough uniqueness.