José Manuel "Pericles" Pérez

Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2007
Related TopicsChildren & Youth


This profile was prepared when José Manuel "Pericles" Pérez was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2007.
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
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