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Developing ideas and receiving the necessary support - this is what the ‘Young Makers Hamburg’ project offers school pupils. Since this year, the Hamburg Invest business development organisation has been working on behalf of the Ministry of Economics and Innovation to encourage entrepreneurial thinking and action among young people.

© Mediaserver Hamburg/Christian Brandes
© Mediaserver Hamburg/Christian Brandes

Young Makers Hamburg offers advice and networking

Young Makers Hamburg offers free counselling services for pupils of all school types, educational specialists and teachers as well as companies and stakeholders in the entrepreneurship education ecosystem. A central website will gradually make the offers more visible. The aim is to promote the diversity of existing initiatives and provide stakeholders with a platform to make their programmes and resources more accessible.

The further development of a network for entrepreneurship education is also on the agenda. The #NextGen4Impact network was founded in 2023 together with the Körber Foundation and already has over 40 members. It is promoted through partnerships and events. Young Makers Hamburg recently signed a first Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Social Entrepreneurship City Hamburg, the office of the Hamburg Alliance for Social Entrepreneurship e. V. This MoU emphasises the importance of the partnership, which is promoted by shared goals in the areas of education, networking and talent development in accordance with the Social Entrepreneurship Strategy of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.

© Authority for Economics and Innovation: Dr. Melanie Leonhard, Senator for Economics and Innovation
“We want to further promote Hamburg as a centre for innovation and startups. This requires people who want to found and know how to do it - and as early as possible. The Young Makers Hamburg initiative is a building block for this to succeed. We offer young people the right tools and resources so that they can tackle and realise their ideas as early as possible. They are given space to experiment, learn and grow. This is the only way they will realise their potential.”
Dr Melanie Leonhard, Senator for Economics and Innovation


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