YNG+ in 2017


YNG+ Public Speaking Mastery 2017

30+ YNG+ers headed to Stanford University to learn about public speaking and presentation from the best of the best. From creating their own personal pitch to understanding how body language influences your audience, Public Speaking Mastery empowers YNG+ members to craft their message to be persuasive, compelling, and most importantly, memorable! 

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YNG+ iLAB: Innovation and Disruption Powered by Harvard 2017 I

So nice we did it twice! The first iteration of iLab this year kicked off in February for university graduates. With 5 YPO member companies and 32 YNG+ members, this is the next phase of business innovation. 

Powered by Harvard Business School’s new digital platform, HBX, and taught by none other than HBS’s Clayton Christensen – one of the world leaders of innovation and growth in business – YNG+ participants get the chance to innovate in a real life business situation, while member companies receive forward-thinking advancements from top millennial minds. Through six weeks of disruptive strategy learning, YNG+ers will create a live case study for each YPO member company to implement into their business. 

iLab II for university students begins in June. 



YNG+ @ YPO Harvard Spouse/Partner Program 2017

The YPO Harvard Spouse/Partner Program 2017 exposed YNG+ers to case studies, the advantage of the Harvard network, and provided them with specific learning and tools to further their career and take their organization to the next level. YNG+ers learned how to define business initiatives, attract capital and talent, and use the power of negotiation – for new or existing businesses. From
applying financial tools for business analysis, planning and management in today's environment (globally and locally) to analyzing frameworks for meeting the challenges of an entrepreneurial initiative and the challenges encountered by leaders who face significant change, this program helped YNG+ers enhance their competitiveness in the global marketplace. 

Resource-in-Residence Dale Stephens

Dale Jasper Stephens is an entrepreneur and author, and one of the original 24 recipients of the Thiel Fellowship. He is the founder of UnCollege, which is a social movement that aims to change the notion that going to college is the only path to success.

Penguin published his book, Hacking Your Education: Ditch the Lectures, Save Tens of Thousands and Learn More than Your Peers Ever Will, in April 2013. He wrote the book because of his unique perspective on the future of education: he left school at age twelve. His writing has been published in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Wired, and Forbes. Forbes has recognized him as a 30 Under 30 Leader in education.


YNG+ @ YPO EDGE Vancouver 2017

For the very first time, nearly 75 YNG+ members attended YPO's premier global conference, the YPO EDGE in Vancouver, Canada. From speakers like Arianna Huffington to William Shatner to Justin Trudeau, YNG+ers took advantage of the best of the best that YPO offers. YNG+ers also had the chance to see some of their fellow YNG+ members on-stage in break-out sessions with The Merlin Project and YPO LAB (Leaders Across Borders). 

YNG+ers helped to set the Guinness Book of World Records for most people using virtual reality technology at one time (more than 1,000 people!). 


The Merlin Project @ YPO EDGE

From nearly 100 applications, 22 participants took part in a four-month virtual acceleration for entrepreneurs, with learning from the professors who built the entrepreneurship program at Columbia Business School. Each participant was individually mentored by a YPO member to help them take their business to the next level.

Four were chosen to showcase their business innovations at the YPO EDGE 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. See the full session here and learn who the winners are here


YNG+ True North

Nearly 50 YNG+ members headed up to Whistler, Canada to take advantage of acres of fresh powder and Only-in-YPO speakers. From hearing from how to push past your limits as an Olympian, to exploring Whistler and Blackcomb mountain from first tracks to last lift, this weekend was a Whistler experience like no other. YNG+ers strapped on their helmet to fly down the Olympic bobsled course and raced through the Callahan Valley on snowmobile.


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YNG+ Saya Sa El Nido

YNG+ members from around the world converged on Palawan Island for an exciting program incorporating a host of exceptional resources sharing their expertise on entrepreneurship, family business and the art of pursuing passion. From island hopping to sunset cruises, this was a chance for young adults to create lasting friendships and forge the crucial connections necessary to take their 20s by storm!

YNG+ 20 Something 20 Everything

This dynamic program, led by Christine Hassler, enabled YNG+ers to gain skills critical to navigating one of the most crucial periods in life, and come away with greater confidence, clarity and inner strength.

The weekend also provided young women with an Only-in-YPO opportunity to learn first-hand from role models in life success: female members of YPO, who will share their experiences and knowledge with participants. Networking with these YPO legacy women led to lasting connections, and true growth for our YNG+ers!

YNG+ @ YPO Global Digital Summit

The Global Digital Summit is the premier YPO event helping members and YNG+ers understand how to take advantage of the ever-changing digital marketing landscape. When techniques and trends can become obsolete in just a few short months, you need the expertise and advice of our world-class lineup of resources to ensure you remain on the cutting edge of the industry.

Because the Global Digital Summit is all about innovation, YPO asked some of our fantastic YNG+ers to speak! Check them out! 

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YNG+ Communicating CLEAREly

Whether still in school, launching a business, working for someone else or considering changing career paths, effective communication is an essential quality to possess and develop.

Speaking and communicating effectively or having to give a speech is most people's number one fear – even seasoned pros struggle with their nerves and knowing how to read a room.  This weekend event taught simple, time-honed techniques to handle anxiety, assess different situations to find the speaking style best suited for the moment and present in a confident and compelling manner.

YNG+ Network New York

YNG+ers are invited to harness the power of YPO's global network. YNG+ Network New York brings together an international community of thinkers, doers, and change-makers. 

Challenge your views, defy convention and learn what it takes to make it in the City that Never Sleeps. Leave with a deeper understanding of yourself by forging the life-long connections that make the YPO and YNG+ community unique.

This is just the beginning....the connections in New York are endless. 

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YNG+ Sailing Spain

YNG+ers are invited to raise their masts for an incredible sailing adventure! Explore the Mediterranean during this week-long regatta, networking with international peers, exploring the tastes, sights and sounds of Spain and learning practical skills applicable far beyond the horizon. 


YNG+ London Business School

Based on the popular London Business School Program for YPO members, this event is tailored toward emerging executives aged 18-30. Real-world case studies, forum-like discussions and a network of YNG+ peers from around the globe gave participants the tools they need to lead and manage your fast-growing, entrepreneurial businesses.


YNG+ Resource-in-Residence Peter Kozodoy 

Peter Kozodoy is an author, speaker, serial entrepreneur, and the Partner/Chief Strategy Officer of GEM Advertising -- a full-service, international communications and marketing agency that serves as a strategic growth partner to organizations worldwide. Peter is a proud member of both Entrepreneur’s Organization and the Young Entrepreneur Council, and currently serves on the boards of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce and Junior Achievement in Connecticut.

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YNG+ JumpStART: An Insider's Guide to the Art World

We know the global art market can be daunting, but have no fear! Three YNG+ art world insiders put together an exclusive, Only-in-YPO program, taking place during Frieze art fair, and London’s busiest art week. YNG+ Jump StART: An Insider's Guide to the Art World taught novices and collectors alike how to navigate the global art market. With VIP access to Frieze London art fair, a behind-the-scenes peek at a renowned museum, the chance to experience Sotheby’s auction house, and a broad introduction to the frameworks and key resources of this exciting world, this intensive three-day program will give YNG+ers the opportunity to connect with culturally minded peers from around the world. The art-for-millennials-designed program featured facilitated networking sessions and exclusive access to museums, auction houses, galleries, collectors and up-and-coming artists.


YNG+ Inca Adventure

This guided, five-day tour immersed participants in the myths, legends and ancient history of Machu Picchu.

  • Walk through ancient Inca roads through the Andes
  • Be part of an Andean Ceremony, under the guidance of a local Shaman
  • Cross different valleys, with spectacular views of mountains and lakes

This incredible World Heritage Site experience delivered Only-in-YPO sights, sounds and experiential activities – from kayaking on lakes to weaving with locals to connecting with the global YNG+ community.