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The GESS 2016 program was completed in December 2016 with the culmination of the End of Year Awards program and wrap up interviews. The program was significant for the RAA in that this was the first year that 30 SMEs were recruited and supported…

Youth Entrepreneurship Education: The Teams behind the Programs

Course design is a key component of any entrepreneurial education programme. Innovative techniques and disruptive methods are the basis for…

The Raymond Ackerman Academy  [RAA] continues to develop the GESS program at various levels and this past quarter, July to September, is no different.

At a programmatic level the mentorship program continues to bear dividends with…

The 2016 Quarter 3 saw the start of the exciting next phase of RAA GESS, specifically the start of the mentor program with the introduction and matching of mentors for each of the participants. The mentors will meet with each participant at least…

The start of 2016 saw the implementation of the new ‘scaled’ GESS model accommodating 30 participants. This is a significant milestone for the GESS program and its development over the 3 year YEPI program. The deeper engagement with Alumni…

Raymond Ackerman Academy's GESS programme is nurturing me and building my abilities to take on and fully understand my electric cab business.As a result i have become more assertive and the programme has helped me fully figure out my vision of…

Elli Yiannakaris from the GESS team was able to visit the YEPI team in Boston and to present some of the work we are doing on the 6M and GESS programs. The Boston visit also included attending the Babson Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators.…