Success Stories

Each year our members support young people across the world to realise their entrepreneurial potential. These are some of the success stories across the network.

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Sayaka’s story

Japan

Sayaka Kankolongo Watanabe’s business WELgee was shortlisted for the 2022 Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Business for Good Award for its success in supporting young refugees.

Babajide Oluwase’s story

Uganda

Babajide’s pioneering attitude to business and willingness to reach out for support at a key moment led to a pivot in product that helped his business flourish during the pandemic.

Luu Thi Hoa’s story

Vietnam

When starting her business, Luu Thi Hoa encountered two main challenges, the first one being disapproval from her family and husband who wanted her to stick to her 9 to 5 job. Secondly, she lives in a low-income area of Vietnam where the entrepreneurship ecosystem is still in its very early stages.

Veronica Uwajeh’s story

Nigeria

As someone who is living with a disability herself and holds a degree in education, Veronica embarked on an entrepreneurial journey to solve this problem and started Karisma Inclusive School as well as Karisma Abilities Foundation in Lagos, Nigeria.

Undrakhgerel Otgonbaatar’s story

Mongolia

Undrakhgerel’s journey is a brilliant example of the power of skill development, mentorship, and access to financial resources in fostering youth entrepreneurship and creating lasting impact.

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Accenture

Accenture

Argidius Foundation

Argidius Foundation

Google.org

Google.org

JPMorgan Chase & Co

JPMorgan Chase & Co