Wake up refreshed at the Marriott Hotel, where you’ll kick-start your day with a delicious breakfast alongside your fellow delegates. Energized and ready for the day ahead, our organized transportation awaits to whisk you away to the vibrant campus of New York University (NYU).

At NYU’s SPS Center for Global Affairs, located on 7 East 12th Street, the day unfolds with a dynamic morning session. Dive into an immersive bootcamp on innovation, led by expert facilitators, where you’ll explore the transformative Lean Start-up Methodology. Engage in lively discussions and hands-on activities as you delve into the art of idea creation, collaborating with peers in small groups to define the environmental challenges you’re passionate about solving.

Amidst creative brainstorming, lunch is provided by NYU, offering a moment of relaxation with your fellow eco-entrepreneurs.

In the afternoon, the learning journey continues with applied workshops, where you’ll roll up your sleeves and put theory into practice. Guided by seasoned faculty mentors, work in small groups to apply your learnings from the morning to your own innovative ideas, refining business models and crafting compelling pitches.

The highlight of the day arrives with the company pitches, where you’ll have the opportunity to showcase your entrepreneurial vision to a panel of esteemed judges. Receive invaluable feedback and insights, sharpening your presentation skills and gaining confidence in your ability to drive positive change.

As evening approaches, board our organized transport once again, this time bound for the iconic United Nations Headquarters.

Arriving in Midtown Manhattan, step into the halls of at the UN Headquarters for the Opening Ceremony of the AFS Youth Assembly. Feel the sense of awe and inspiration as you join fellow delegates from around the world, united in your commitment to shaping a more sustainable future.

After a transformative day of learning, networking, and empowerment, our transport awaits to escort you back to the Marriott Hotel. Reflecting on the day’s experiences, you return filled with renewed determination and excitement to continue your journey as an eco-entrepreneur, empowered to make a meaningful impact on the world.

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