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Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2019

Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2019

The Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards can help you take your sustainability initiative, product or service to the next level. Take a look at what you need to know about this year’s Awards.

Unilever believes that the world will only achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals if we all start thinking and working differently. That means a real change towards meaningful partnerships and collaboration across the range of actors, from governments to NGOs, and large companies to start-ups.

That is why, six years ago, the Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards began to recognize and support brilliant young innovators who face the greatest environmental and social challenges on the planet and to help them achieve an impact scale.

Each year, they provide financial support to up to eight winners to help them grow, with the general winner of the Prince of Wales HRH Award for Young Sustainability Entrepreneurs, who receives € 50,000.

All winners attend a residential Accelerator Program administered by the Sustainability Leadership Institute of the University of Cambridge, followed by a year of mentoring support fully tailored to their needs.

This can range from business support to personal development training, whichever is most necessary to help the entrepreneur and his business succeed. And where it is right for both sides, they will support the entrepreneur to open doors and make new commercial connections, either within Unilever or elsewhere.

So, if you are working on an innovative and scalable technology or initiative, or if you know someone who is, which contributes to one or more of the eight categories, then they want to hear from you.

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  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Financial coverage: Fully Funded
  • Eligible Regions: anyone can apply except Russia
  • Deadline: June 30, 2019
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    Eligibility Criteria :

    here are the eligibility criteria of the Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards

    • The contest is open to founders or co-founders, aged between 18 and 35 (until June 29, 2019), of initiatives from any part of the world, with the exception of those based in Russia, due to the laws local data protection.
    • Initiatives must relate to one or more of the following categories: (1) Improve the health and well-being of people, (2)
    • Improve the health of the planet and (3) Contribute to a more just and more socially inclusive world.
    • The initiatives must have grown beyond the stage of the idea: the product, the process or the company are already gaining ground among local communities or other markets.
    • Participations of entrepreneurs who have entered previous Unilever competencies, have worked with Unilever in the past or may be working with Unilever as an external provider can now be accepted. But entries cannot be accepted from current
    • Unilever employees, nor can ticket promote Unilever or its products.
    • Applications must be submitted in English.
    • If they are pre-selected for later stages, participants must commit to sharing additional information before 10:59 UTC on
    • August 23, 2019. In addition, the ‘elevator tone’ that participants provide on the registration form can be made public, however, all other parts of your entry will be confidential.
    • Only individual tickets are accepted. If the initiative of the participants has several founders, only one person can participate in the competition. If pre-selected, this person must be available to participate in a video call on 19 (Thursday) or September 20, 2019 (Friday) and must be available exclusively to attend the accelerator program in Cambridge, UK and subsequent events in London, United Kingdom, from Sunday, November 24. November (Sunday) to November 29, 2019 (Friday).
    • Unfortunately, the inability to attend any part of the agenda due to a commitment from the competition will mean that the participants will lose their place in the program.
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    Benefits :

    there are following benefits  of the Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards

    • The Unilever Young Entrepreneur Awards will recognize up to eight winners, including the HRH Award winner, in 2019.
    • The eight winners will be selected from a rigorous evaluation process led by the Leadership Institute for Sustainability at the
    • The University of Cambridge, which will culminate in video interviews with the finalist selection panels.
    • The eight winners will be invited to an Accelerator Program in Cambridge, before making their final in-person launches before a panel of invited judges who will decide on the winner of the HRH Award of the 2019 competition.
    • The winners will have the opportunity to practice their launches during the Accelerator in Cambridge, where they will work with experts from the University of Cambridge, Unilever and other speakers and inspiring guests.
    • The overall winner will receive the “Prince of Wales HRH Award for Young Entrepreneurs for Sustainability.”
    • All winners will attend a special award event held in London.
    • The winner of the “HRH Prince of Wales Young Entrepreneur of Sustainability Award” will receive a cash prize of € 50,000 and individual tutoring support tailored to his specific needs for a duration of 12 months.
    • The remaining winners will each receive a cash prize of € 8,500 and individual tutoring support tailored to their specific needs for a duration of 12 months.
    • The reservation and the cost of the trip to the United Kingdom (including flights in economy class) and accommodation will be covered by the competition. The cost of visas (if applicable) will also be covered, however, applicants must administer the visa application process.

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    Application Process:

    follow the links below to apply for the Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards

    • To submit your entry, you’ll need to create a profile and complete the application form.
    • You’ll need to tell all about your initiative’s story so far, and your vision for its future. The more you can share, the better.
    • Apply online through the given link.

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