The entrepreneurial spirit of young Hungarian people is well below the international average, uzletem.hu reports, citing the latest survey compiled by the Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students Survey (GUESS). A new program aims to change the trend.
Only some 5.1% of graduating students start a business in Hungary compared to the international average of 11.2%. Economist Gábor Berger, author of a book titled "Cégalapítás fiatalon” ("How to Start a Business at a Young Age") said most young people know almost nothing about how to open a business.
Their fears are understandable as there are a good deal of prejudices and misbeliefs relating to entrepreneurialism in Hungary, he said.
A new program based in part on his work aims to give a better picture of building a business in Hungary and to boost the motivation of young graduates.
Schools participating in the project will get 1,000 copies of the book for educational purposes, uzletem.hu adds.