The Biz Nation
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Why did you create this innovation?
While society innovates, traditional education, the educational system that we know remains the same, they are not preparing doers, leaders, makers, creatives that the world needs. Our educational system is not focused on what should be the centerpiece of contemporary education: Essential skills, technology and entrepreneurship.
How does your innovation work in practice?
The Biz Nation is a movement that provides productive and practical education to men and women in Latin America. We have an e-learning platform that teaches essential 21st century skills such as technological skills, soft skills, digital marketing and financial intelligence so our students can generate income in a decent way. The Biz Nation also creates and develops education projects around Latin America with a technology and education focus, all of them use a methodology that significantly increases the level of significant learning. The Biz Nation has developed succesfull projects with USAID, the Colombian presidency, Innpulsa and private companies to promote entrepreneurship among vulnerable population in the region.
How has it been spreading?
We started in Cartagena de Indias and we grew around Colombia, where we strengthened until we had an impact on Latin America, through programs, wonderful projects about entrepreneurship .We have students in 9 countries in Latin America and over 60 courses in our platform. We are currently changing the way of education in different corners of Latin America that have believed in productive education. Proof of this is that The Biz Nation was recognized by the World Economic Forum like 1 out of 50 companies transforming the economic future of Latin America and Recognized by 14 Nobel Peace Prize as the best Company social Latam. In the World Summit Awards, we were recognized as Best Digital Solution from Colombia.
If I want to try it, what should I do?
If someone wants to learn more about the world of The Biz Nation, they can enter the Online platform www.thebiznation.com and take courses on the essential skills of the 21st century and more. Should you require a more specialized program or project, you can contact us and we can do great things for productive education.