Yunus&Youth Global Fellowship Program for Social Entrepreneurs 2020

Yunus&Youth Global Fellowship Program for Social Entrepreneurs 2020

Application is now open now for the Yunus&Youth Global Fellowship Program for social business entrepreneurs. They are excited for you to join them to be part of a growing community of young social business leaders who are leveraging their skills, experiences and the Yunus & Youth ecosystem to promote the agenda of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) United (UN).

The Yunus & Youth Fellowship 2019 Program supported 22 incredible young people of different nationalities who work on innovative solutions in the SDGs. In 2020, they will continue the momentum with talented people like you who will become part of the incredible community.


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  • Country: Online
  • Financial coverage: Fully Funded
  • Eligible Regions: Anyone can apply
  • Deadline: February 16, 2020
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    Eligibility Criteria :

    For previous cohorts, Y&Y received applications from thousands of young leaders from around the world and even more, candidates for the sixth edition are expected.

    Y&Y Fellows are selected according to the following criteria:

    • Dedication and commitment demonstrated to build a social business and solve a social problem in your community;
    • Availability to receive professional guidance and work hard to grow and develop your social business;
    • Be the founder, co-founder or have full decision-making power in the organization;
    • Fluency in English;
    • Generally between 18 and 30 years, with some exceptions for pending applicants over 30 years.
    • Special consideration for:
    • Solutions that represent a breakthrough in addressing a problem to accelerate the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals;
      Ideas that integrate new technologies;
    • Innovations that specifically address the problems faced by any of the following groups: youth, women, ethnic / racial minorities, LGBTQ +, refugees and displaced persons or persons with disabilities
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    Benefits :

    • You will be part of an individually personalized online tutoring program with an experienced mentor who will provide professional guidance;
    • Participate in expert webinars with social business professionals;
    • Increase your global network by being part of a global class of exclusively selected young social entrepreneurs;
    • Receive support in focus areas and see your business grow and move on to the next level.

    What is the Y&Y Scholarship Program made of?

    • Mentoring relationship: Young social entrepreneurs and corporate professionals are connected by Y&Y to turn their business experience and passion for social change into a viable plan. Mentors are combined with a mentor and a partner based on the strengths of the mentors and the needs of the entrepreneur. Fellows are educated through a structured 6-month online program, which guarantees an effective transfer of knowledge and guidance due to mentoring guidelines, Y&Y monitoring, as well as frequent performance reviews.
      Business plan development: members join the Y&Y online platform, a curated learning trip exclusively designed to meet the main needs and challenges of social entrepreneurs in the early stages. With the support of their peers and mentors, Y&Y Fellows complete a series of tasks that include the following modules: solution and strategy, revenue model, marketing strategy, impact measurement, partnerships, funding and grants, and Pitch and Storytelling.
    • Final online launching contest: this is the last phase of the Y&Y Scholarship Program. It is an opportunity for Y&Y Fellows to present their social businesses to a team of real investors, build their presentation skills and test their presentation decks. Launching competitions offer a unique platform where new companies can get early exposure and attention from investors and other interested parties.
    • The global community of Y&Y alumni: Y&Y members who successfully complete all mandatory assignments receive a graduation certificate and join our exclusive network of alumni. Being a member of Y&Y means having a support network of former fellows, business leaders, institutions and other like-minded social entrepreneurs around the world that will help them grow their business even more.

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