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December 20, 2011

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...that since 2007, young entrepreneurs have presented more than 6,500 business plans at the Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas (TIC Americas) to launch sustainable businesses? TIC Americas, which is organized by the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT), has benefitted over 20,000 young people in the hemisphere whose ideas have helped create or expand businesses that generate youth employment. TIC Americas 2012 will be held in Cartagena, Colombia, prior to the Sixth Summit in April. Competition finalists will, among other things, participate in the Eco Challenge which provides awards for environmental innovation.

TIC Americas 2011

Paragraph 39, Fifth Summit of the Americas: “Considering that young people are integral to development in our societies, we commit to continue investing in our young people by implementing policies and programmes aimed at: expanding their economic opportunities; providing access to comprehensive education and training for in-demand skills; opening avenues for leadership; and promoting healthy lifestyles…”

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