the 2021 Yunus and Youth Global Fellowship for social entrepreneurs
- Host: Yunus and Youth
- Open to: All Nationalities
- Targets: Entrepreneurs
- Deadline: 20th June, 2021
The Yunus and Youth Global Fellowship is currently inviting applications from young social entrepreneurs with an early-stage social business.
About the Yunus and Youth Global Fellowship
The Yunus and Youth Global Fellowship (Y&Y Fellowship) is a six-month virtual program that focuses on running social businesses. The program is free and requires no financial or equity investment. The Y&Y Fellowship equips you with the knowledge and skills you’ll need to achieve financial stability, plan for growth, and assess your impact.
Yunus and Youth Global Fellowship Eligibility Criteria
You are eligible if you
- Lead an early-stage social business that solves a social or environmental issue aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals;
- Hold primary decision-making power in the growth and strategic vision of their social business, typically as a founder or managing director;
- Can dedicate at least 5 hours per week to the Y&Y Fellowship;
- Will contribute to the growth and development of the Y&Y community;
- Can communicate effectively in English;
- Are between the ages of 18 and 30, with exceptions for outstanding applicants outside that range.
Yunus and Youth Global Fellowship Benefit
- Online training: Y&Y Fellows access training on an online platform, including interactive assignments designed to help Fellows build a strong business plan.
- Tailored to the needs of each Fellow: The Y&Y team works closely with each Y&Y Fellow to connect them with the specialized tools and training they need.
- Mentors from Fortune 500 companies: Y&Y Fellows are matched with mentors from Fortune 500 companies, bringing know-how from the private sector.
- Insights from top sources: Y&Y offers Fellows the opportunity to learn from top social business thinkers, such as Professor Muhammad Yunus and researchers from prominent institutions.
- Final pitch competition: At the end of the program, Y&Y Fellows pitch to a panel of investors with deep knowledge of social businesses.
- Global community: Y&Y Fellows become part of a network of social business leaders, building close ties that last long after their cohort graduates.
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Yunus and Youth Global Fellowship Application Procedure
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NOTE: All applications submitted after the deadline will be automatically disqualified.