Calling All Millennial Entrepreneurs

Are you a millennial? Do you have a business that’s 1-5 years old? Are you already franchising it or do you think it could grow through franchising? If you can answer yes to all those questions — or know someone who can — then read on.

The IFA Franchise Educational and Research Foundation is now accepting applications for the 4th annual NextGen in Franchising Global Competition, a worldwide program that engages millennial entrepreneurs seeking careers and business opportunities in the franchising industry.

The application period is open through Sept. 1, 2017, and approximately 20 winners will receive a trip to the IFA Annual Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, from Feb. 10-13, 2018; a spot at the NextGen in Franchising Summit, a two-day educational and networking program for next generation entrepreneurs; an accelerator program with industry leaders and CEOs; an opportunity to participate in the FRANSHARK competition for additional cash prizes; and opportunities to network with leading franchisors, franchisees, and suppliers and with other young entrepreneurs.

Winners of the 2017 NextGen in Franchising Global Competition hailed from 11 countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Malawi, Hungary, Tanzania, Nigeria, the Phillippines, and South Africa. Read more about the 2017 winners here.

For more information on 2018 Global Competition, contact Elayne Jacobs at