NextGen in Franchising encourages young entrepreneurs to get excited about the opportunities in franchising. The NextGen in Franchising Global Contest invites young people (ages 21-35) with new ideas and new business ventures to share their ambitions with top industry executives. Contest winners are awarded a trip to participate in the International Franchise Association Annual Convention, a travel stipend to partially offset travel cost, and a chance to present their business concept to guest judge Daymond John on the Convention main stage for additional cash prizes. During the NextGen Summit at the IFA Convention, contest winners learn about franchising, participate in an intensive business accelerator program, and get to network with industry leaders. Click to see the 2017 winners and 2016 winners.