Young Entrepreneurs Association
The Jordanian economy, like so many developing economies, has relied heavily on government spending- a fact that created a private sector unable to develop viable companies capable of encountering the challenges brought about by globalization.
Entrepreneurship has not been part of the Jordanian business culture although 70 percent of the Jordanian population is less than 30 years of age representing vast untapped economic resources. Thus, a new business mentality and new generation of entrepreneurs beyond the traditional inherited business philosophy of local industries is needed in order to claim a greater share of the regional and international export markets.
The YEA strives to create an entrepreneurial and leadership culture as the cornerstone of national economic development.
The Young Entrepreneurs Association was established in November 1998 as a non-profit organization with the mission of creating outstanding young entrepreneurs through idea exchange, fellowship, education, training and advocacy, to enhance entrepreneurs’ skill level allowing them to compete in the global economy.