Yes Oui Can

Yes Oui Can is a program developed by the U.S. Embassy in France and The Comptoir de l’Innovation, and supported by the Fondation WFS.  Open to 18-25 year olds without university degrees from throughout France, it’s a two-week summer camp that teaches the basics of entrepreneurship while using sports as a confidence and team-building tool.  During the first week on the coast of Brittany, students will try sailing, boxing and other sports challenges, and begin developing their business plans and key entrepreneurial skills.  The second week, in Paris, they will visit successful entrepreneurs and incubators and participate in skills-based workshops.  And at the end of the program, they demonstrate how much they’ve learned in pitching their projects to an expert panel of entrepreneurs. Through Yes Oui Can, we hope to encourage the spirit and values of entrepreneurship (including leadership, risk-taking, and communication skills) and share a road map to becoming an entrepreneur in France.