Voting is now open for the Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2024

YBI is happy to announce that public voting is now open for our international awards for young entrepreneurs. At the Youth Business International Bootcamp in June 2024 an expert judging panel chose nine outstanding young people across three categories: Climate Entrepreneurship Award, Social Entrepreneurship Award and Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award. The nine finalists will travel to Kenya this October to participate in Youth Business International’s Global Youth Entrepreneurship Summit where the winners will be announced.

Public voting for the Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards category winners will be open from 8 July to 16 August 2024. Three category winners will receive a $2,000 monetary prize and one overall Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year winner – selected from the three by a final judging panel – will receive a total $10,000 prize.

These nine youth businesses are inspirational examples of the generation for change who are working to solve today’s environmental, sustainability and social welfare issues. The finalists are:

Climate Entrepreneurship Award

  • Adaeze Akpagbula from Nigeria with business Farmspeak Technology Limited, supported by FATE Foundation
  • Haron Obong from Uganda with business Lira Seedlings Center supported by Cordaid Uganda
  • Sandra Junele from the United Kingdom with business Junele Ltd supported by Launch It               

Social Entrepreneurship Award

  • Keerthana Vangapally from India with business 9NUTZ Millets Private Limited supported by Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust    
  • Maria Silveira from Brazil with business Barkus supported by Alianca Empreendedora
  • Ronald Mugaiga from Uganda with business Ecomak Recyclers supported by Enterprise Uganda 

Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award

  • Dareem Jeffrey  from Trinidad and Tobago with business Kairos General Services and Consultancy Ltd (EcoWash) supported by Youth Business Trinidad and Tobago
  • Rafi Mohammad from Sweden with business Fixi Solutions AB supported by NyforetagarCentrum Sverige
  • Veronika Czarnocka from Poland with business INTU Circularity supported by Youth Business Poland

You can now cast one vote per category by visiting our awards website here.

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