From Ideas
to Action

A Guide for Young Entrepreneurs


About the Book

Building on more than twelve years of work with youth in Africa, From Ideas to Action uses an unique approach to entrepreneurship education to create a new generation of entrepreneurial leaders--students dedicated to putting their ideas into action. The book embodies the belief in the power of entrepreneurship to transform lives, communities and even entire nations.


Our Approach

From Ideas to Action is a workbook and road map for moving an idea to action and is specifically designed for the young entrepreneur. The book is full of guidance, practical exercises, and opportunities for reflection and iteration that can be used to help youth pursue their passion as they create an action plan and pitch for their business idea.

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Download the Book

Download the July 2013 edition of the book here. We continually revise the book every few months so check back for the latest editions.

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Used by Students
from Around the World

Youth around the world have used From Ideas to Action and the numbers are only growing. Help us spread the power of entrepreneurship to the world!

Our Academies

From Ideas to Action was developed to be used as part of the Babson Entrepreneurial Leadership Academies (BELA). Now offered in four countries in Africa, the goal of BELA is to provide youth in targeted regions with the skills and confidence to identify and create opportunities.


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