The EY NextGen Academy concept

To succeed for generations, family businesses need an entrepreneurial spirit that enables the pioneering mind-set and values that established the business to flourish. It must also create future opportunities to deliver innovation and financial and social value. With the EY NextGen Academy, we have established a range of unique and exclusive one-week training events that help the next generation to explore their potential and introduce them to the challenges of running a family business. The program combines knowledge from leading international executive business schools with practical experience and advice from EY. This incomparable combination offers a unique opportunity to benefit personally from the experience of exceptional business personalities and peers from around the world. The highly enjoyable activities give young adults the chance to pursue their interests and give voice to their own needs for the future. Now in its ninth year and counting over 600 alumni from 58 different countries, the NextGen Academy was created to offer young people from family businesses the chance to explore how exciting, interesting and varied the entrepreneurial course can be.

Taking the various interests and development needs of different age groups into account, the program runs a three-tier approach:

EY NextGen Academy First Program — push your limits!
Orientation: aimed at young people in family businesses, this program will help the next generation of entrepreneurs discover their business potential.

EY NextGen Academy Advanced Program — seize the opportunity!
Personality: this program will see the leaders of tomorrow build on their entrepreneurial talents.

EY NextGen Academy Excellence Program — make a difference!
Visionary leadership: aimed at family business professionals, this program encourages young global leaders to act as agents of change and learn how to turn innovation into value.