Applications: March 31 – April 20 (2022)

Selection Process: April 21 – September 15 (2022)

Program: January 12 – June 15 (2023)

“All human beings in the world are entrepreneurs. That’s in our DNA, that’s in our blood.”

– Prof. Muhammad Yunus

“All human beings in the world are entrepreneurs. That’s in our DNA, that’s in our blood.”

– Prof. Muhammad Yunus

Learn how to build a social business that is scalable, financially sustainable, and able to quantify its impact

We believe in the power of social businesses to create change. Yunus & Youth provides early-stage social business leaders with the tools and training they need to succeed.

The Yunus & Youth Global Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurs is a customized 6-month online program that empowers young people to build, develop and expand innovative and economically viable social businesses that contribute to the achievement of the 17 UN SDGs.

Business can be a tool for change

free online training for young social entrepreneurs

highly customized learning experience supported by live lessons

mentors from Fortune 500 companies

a global community of social business leaders

global networks and international exposure

final pitch

Apply to join the Global Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurs and become a Yunus & Youth Fellow

Understand and measure the social or enviroment change you wish to create

Build a realistic and sustainable business strategy (finance, sales and marketing)

Learn how to tell stories to engage customers and investors

Leverage on 1:1 momnets with mentors and expert mentors

Become part of a global community of like-minded people

Learn during the selection process:

Introduction to Social Business (MANDATORY)

Every applicant will learn the basics of social business according to Professor Yunus. We will dive into the evolution of the concept and understand how social businesses are a force for change. We will also analize different social business models and understand how they work.

Nurturing Social Business (OPTIONAL)

In this part of the selection preocess, applicants will learn more about how to ideate and prototype social businesses – and acquire the practical tools to strengthen their ideas and turn them into potential early-stage social businesses whose founders are eligible for the Global Fellowship Program. From characterizing the challenge and co-creating with the community to designing solutions, this module is all about how to use design thinking and lean startup principles to get your ideas off the paper!

The Y&Y Fellowship Training Modules

entrepreneurial skills


market strategy

delivering your solution

measuring impact

completing the business model

pitching and networking

funding your social business

building the organization

brand and communications

managing growth

What participants say about the

Global Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurs:

Carolina – Mexico

Mentioning that I am a member of the Y&Y Community has opened doors for me that were previously closed or that were being closed to us. It is a very human program. Something that I really appreciate very much. Because in various places where I have been, most of the people come to show off, to talk about countless recognitions and they forget why they started what they do. And it is just at that point when what Professor Yunus quotes are understood.

Buchi – Nigeria

It was and will remain the best decision I made before turning 30 as a young female social entrepreneur in Africa. Yunus & Youth helped me grow, evaluate and strategize to scale.

Kasha – Canada

This kind of support was so valuable and meant I was able to get the most out of this experience in terms of what I was able to learn, and how my business could grow.

Avina Ajit – India

The support a Y&Y Fellow receives while going through the hardest stages of building their business is immense. From being given the chance to articulate our thoughts in the well-designed modules on the Y&Y online platform, to the regular meetings with the Y&Y Team.