Author Archives: YFS

Global Student Entrepreneur Awards – UAE

At Young Future Shapers, we are always supporting young entrepreneurs and had an opportunity to take part in the EO GSEA UAE finals as a judge.  Our Innovation Director was among the judges evaluating the student entrepreneur’s who have accomplished so much while balancing life as a student as well as an entrepreneur. The student […]

Richard Branson on Why Entrepreneurs Should Focus on Helping Others

There was a recent blog post by Virgin  on Sir Richard Branson’s views on “Why Entrepreneurs Should Focus on Helping Others”.  The article itself was insightful into how and why Richard Branson setup Virgin Unite and the B Team to working towards the creation of B-Corporations which means they focus on planet and people as well […]

Stories: Maya Penn

Maya Penn was only 14 when she launched her eco-friendly handmade clothing and accessories.  But that wasn’t her first experience being an entrepreneur, she had been working on She is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, artist, and eco-designer. Recently she gave a TED talk about her entrepreneurial itch and the path she took to go where she is […]

Stories: Boyan Slat

Boyan Slat is a young Dutch inventor and entrepreneur who creates technologies to solve societal problems.  He is the CEO/founder of The Ocean Cleanup, which develops advanced systems to rid world’s oceans of plastic. Instead of going after the plastic, Boyan devised a system though which, driven by the ocean currents, the plastic would concentrate itself, […]

Stories: Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg, the Founder-CEO of Facebook began working on “The Facebook” while a university undergraduate at Harvard, however his entrepreneurial and innovator roots stemmed a few years before then when he was working on one of his first projects, “ZuckNet” – an in-house messaging platform. Mark always had the entrepreneurial and tinker/inventor itch.  Looking to […]

Stories: Elon Musk

Elon Musk, the dreamer and serial entrepreneur who is making his dreams a reality.  Well before his Space Adventures with SpaceX and electric/solar endeavors with Tesla – and even well before his PayPal success, he was already an ambitious entrepreneur.  Elon spent his early childhood with his brother Kimbal and sister Tosca in South Africa, and […]

Rolex Awards Young Laureates

The Rolex Awards for Enterprise supports inspiring individuals who carry out innovative projects that advance human knowledge or well-being.  At Young Future Shapers, we applaud Rolex’s efforts to promote young innovators and their vision.  As Rolex states about their Award: If you are between 18 and 30 years old with vision and a ground-breaking proposal […]