José Manuel "Pericles" Pérez

Ashoka Fellow
Spain
Fellow Since 2007
Valnalón
This description of José Manuel "Pericles" Pérez's work was prepared when José Manuel "Pericles" Pérez was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2007.
Introduction
Sustainable economic development is not only a question of industrial space, infrastructure, or even investment—a lack of entrepreneurship can be a major barrier to economic growth and social development. José Manuel Pérez (Pericles) realized that few young people were thinking and acting like entrepreneurs, so he developed a strategy to infuse a more innovative, entrepreneurial mindset into society through the formal education system.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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