The Young Entrepreneurs Challenge

The Young Entrepreneurs Challenge is inviting young people aged 16 to 25, with fresh and innovative technology-led business ideas to submit a 60-second pitch video on the competition website.

Finalists are selected for the Grand Final based on the key competition criteria; viability, technology innovation and sustainability.
One overall winner, selected by a panel of esteemed industry experts, will walk away with a £10,000 / €11,000 grant, whilst each finalist will also receive a £1,000/€1,100 cash injection.

Eligibility criteria

  • Individuals between 16 and 25 years old on the 1st February 2022
  • Residents and/or citizens of a mainland European country
  • Immediate family members of the judging panel and previous entrants who attended the Grand Final are NOT eligible to apply


Business proposals must: 

  • Be legal in all mainland European countries
  • Be either a pre-start (not yet trading); or not have been trading for more than 3 years and have an annual turnover of less than £100,000 on 1st February 2022
  • Not have the purpose of political lobbying
  • Be the applicant’s own idea and not infringe on the copyright, patent or intellectual property of others.

The prize

  • £10,000/€11,000 of funding for their start-up business
  • A mentorship package to accelerate their idea
  • Finalist runners up will receive £1,000 of funding for their start-up business
  • Ticket to the Global One Young World 2022 Tokyo Summit in Japan

Deadline: 22 January 2022.

Read more here.

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