Unesco & Stiftung Entrepreneurship Launch Search for Young Global Entrepreneurs

Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition

Got an idea that will revolutionalise the world? Then this competition is looking for YOU.

The Goi Peace Foundation, Stiftung Entrepreneurship (Berlin) and UNESCO are running a competition dubbed: “The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition”, in their quest to find entrepreneurs, start-ups and innovators  intend on turning their ideas into businesses. The competition provides a global platform for young entrepreneurs who aspire to create positive change in their communities through their inventions.

Winners will be linked to equity investors for possible funding and start their own enterprises. Participants will receive free training through an online platform, the Entrepreneurship Campus.

The awards ceremony will be held during the Entrepreneurship Summit in Berlin in 111th and 12th October 2014 during the annual “Gründerwoche”.

Deadline for entries: June 30, 2014


Who can enter:

You are eligible to enter, if:

  1. You are between the ages of 15 and 30
  2. You have an innovative idea for an enterprise which contributes to the sustainable development of your community, OR, You are operating such an enterprise in the form of a business, a non-profit organization, or an informal program in a field such as:
    • the environment
    • education
    • health
    • poverty reduction
    • peace building
    • cultural diversity
    • sustainable energy
    • food security
    • sustainable trade
    • the elderly
    • empowerment of women and youth
  3. You are able to submit your entries and make presentations in English.

How to enter:

  1. First, sign up to become a registered member.
  2. Complete the entry form and submit it online. Entries may only be submitted in English.
    Entry form for ideas
    Entry form for projects
  3. Entries will be reviewed by the competition administrators, and only those that meet a certain standard and pass the preliminary screening will be nominated and published on the competition website. You will receive a message from us confirming that your entry has been nominated. If your entry does not pass the screening, you will have a chance to brush it up and submit it again.

More Info:

Visit their website: The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition

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