Interested social business leaders must apply online before February 16th, 2020.
The Yunus&Youth Fellowship Program for young social entrepreneurs opens applications for its 6th global cohort. The six-month online program empowers social entrepreneurs to develop their full potential by strengthening business models, building compelling strategies for social ventures and expanding professional networks.
With the strategic support of Citigroup (New York, United States), the 35 selected social entrepreneurs will receive business mentoring for six months, develop their social business plans with the support of the Yunus&Youth specialists and go through the unique methodology created to boost the impact of social businesses lead by young leaders.
“This is the most incredible online program that I’ve ever attended. My mentors were amazing and we created a lovely financials table so three investors are now seriously interested.” says Alparslan Demir, the 27-year-old co-founder of Biryudumkitap, a social business that aims to increase literacy in Turkey, who was a Y&Y Fellow and also a Forbes’ 30 Under 30 young innovator in 2019.
The Y&Y Fellowship Program is designed for young early-stage social business leaders who have demonstrated dedication and commitment to building a social business and solving a social issue in their community, and are willing to receive professional guidance and work hard to grow and develop their social business. To join the program, applicants must be the founder, co-founder or have full decision-making power in the organization; speak fluent English; and be between 18-30 years old with a few exceptions made for outstanding applicants over 30.
Interested social business leaders must apply online before February 16th, 2020 11:59 PM EST (GMT-5) at www.yunusandyouth.com/apply. The online form must be completed in English, with business specific information. Final results will be communicated individually to each applicant.
Founded in 2014 with the support of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus, Yunus&Youth connects young social business entrepreneurs with business experts to build successful and financially sustainable solutions that address the world’s most pressing needs. Yunus&Youth has impacted over 1,000 youth in 40 countries with its personalized social business trainings.
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