What is Avenir?
Established in 2017 by four Grade 11 students at BCIS, Avenir is a business competition designed to encourage high school students worldwide to develop pioneering business plans. The competition aims to enhance the participants' skills in entrepreneurship, social enterprise thinking, positive networking, and receiving critical feedback from business professionals.
Avenir takes secondary school students' ideas to the next level by fostering an innovative mindset and offering numerous prizes and resources. The experience of competing in Avenir requires participants to be collaborative and do extensive market research in industries, practice and enhance public speaking skills, and build confidence in presenting arguments as a group. Students participate in this program and develop ideas to address demanding challenges. The event aims towards envisioning future businesses that work for the good of all & the sustainable development of the world.
Avenir 2023 Theme: Social Enterprising
Hi Young Entrepreneurs,
This year, we encourage you to base your ideas around the concept of social enterprising. Social enterprising is a model for businesses with specific social objectives that serve its primary purpose. A social enterprise seeks to maximize its profits while maximizing benefits to society and the environment.
Whether starting from scratch or making improvements on existing products, social enterprising can be applied to all business ideas to make benefits towards society and the environment.
Avenir 2023 Timeline:
Avenir 2023 Rules:
Each Avenir submission and presentation represents an original work that has been created by a team of 2- 4 students from Grade 8-12. There is no limit to the number of teams that can enter the competition from the same school.
Junior division: Grade 8-9
Senior division: Grade 10-12
Team members have the authority to submit/present their original work by virtue of their ownership of the content (or the expressed permission of any non-participating content owners).
The submission/presentation does not disclose any third-party intellectual property or violate any existing copyright protections.
The Avenir leadership team maintains sole discretion to interpret, modify or eliminate any of the competition’s rules, terms, and conditions at any time and without notice. That said, the primary purpose of the Avenir rules, terms, and conditions is to provide equality of opportunity while also promoting a positive and impactful learning experience for all participants.
If you are interested in participating in Avenir 2023, either as a sponsor, speaker, mentor, or judge, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
We’re looking forward to your participation in Avenir 2023!
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.