“Startup Sherpas to Empower 1 Million Teen Entrepreneurs Worldwide by 2029 through Established Training Platform”

Startup Sherpas, a pioneering organization dedicated to equipping teenagers with startup skills, has announced its plans to empower one million young entrepreneurs globally by 2029 through its proven training platform. The startup training platform, which has already seen success in the UK, will now expand to the Mediterranean and Latin America with the opening of its new Barcelona office.

The Barcelona office, located in the vibrant Tech Barcelona, is the first step in the organization’s mission to extend its successful combination of junior apprenticeships, paid work experience, and Young Founder Training beyond the UK. The office will be responsible for customizing and adapting the model to fit the distinct cultural and economic contexts of the Mediterranean and Latin American regions. The organization aims to form a global network of one million young entrepreneurs by 2029.

The expansion has been supported by the British Embassy and the Spanish Government, who recognize the global demand for entrepreneurial education as a key priority. The news of who will be heading the Barcelona office will be released shortly.

Katherine Walker, Chief Impact Officer at Startup Sherpas, stated, “Having proven its effectiveness in the UK, our platform is now set to make its mark globally – beginning with the Mediterranean and Latin America. The Barcelona office embodies our commitment to fostering a generation equipped to create the future we all envision.”

The organization’s work in the UK, including partnerships with the Tax Office and Accenture to address cyberbullying and scams, has set a precedent for its international efforts. Its impactful work has garnered acclaim from partners and media alike, including Allianz and the Financial Times. A group of teenagers from the program will soon showcase their work at the Financial Times headquarters in London.

Hugo Pickford-Wardle, Co-founder of Startup Sherpas, highlighted, “Given that 40% of our participants access the platform via mobile phones, it’s fitting to launch our next phase at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Thursday 29th February. The support from the British Embassy and the Spanish government also underscores the timeliness of our expansion.”

Sarah Roles-Ndibe, Head of Technology & Financial Services at the British Embassy, shared her enthusiasm for the organization’s expansion. “Supporting Startup Sherpas’ expansion into Barcelona aligns perfectly with our mission of promoting innovation and collaboration between the UK and Spain,” she said. “Its venture into the Mediterranean and Latin America underscores the universal demand for entrepreneurial education and the global influence of innovative UK enterprises.”

Startup Sherpas invites media, potential partners, and interested parties to support its mission to empower the next generation of global innovators. For more information and partnership opportunities, please contact press@startupsherpas.co.uk.

About Startup Sherpas:

Startup Sherpas is a pioneering organization dedicated to equipping teenagers with startup skills through a unique model that blends paid work experience with junior startup training. Committed to addressing global challenges through innovation, Startup Sherpas has educated over 4,500 teenagers in the UK and is now poised to expand its influence internationally. The organization champions the power of a global generation of innovators to solve the world’s most pressing problems.

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