The Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards

Ideas that can change the world for the better

At Unilever, we believe the world will only succeed in delivering the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals if we all start to think and work differently. Recognising and collaborating with a new generation of the world’s most brilliant young change-makers is just one of the many ways to do this.

That’s why we’re pleased to launch the Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards for 2018, in partnership with The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). These Awards are all about supporting and celebrating inspirational young people from all over the world with existing initiatives, products or services that are tackling some of the world’s social and environmental issues.

Calling all young entrepreneurs

Are you working hard on an innovative solution, or know someone that is? Then we want to hear from you!

We’re looking for entries across eight key areas this year: Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well-being, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Clean Water and Sanitation, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Responsible Consumption and Production and Climate Action.

Head on over to our website where you’ll find all the help you need to submit a winning entry. And, be sure to spread the word if you know someone else who is doing brilliant work, and deserves recognition and support to scale up their impact. You can even nominate them directly through the website, it’s that easy.

So what's in it for you?

We want to give you a boost to scale up and change the world!

There’s over €100,000 up for grabs, along with tailored business consultation services for 12 months provided by experts from Unilever and the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. This could range from business support and connections through to personal development coaching – whatever is most needed to help you.

Key dates for your diary

The competition deadline is Friday 29 June, 23:59 BST.

Better yet, if you enter by 08 June you’ll have the chance to win a special two-hour tailored business consultation session with experts from the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to our website and get started and best of luck!

The power of collaboration

We want to bring together more entrepreneurs than ever to collaborate with big businesses - just like us - all under one roof. Imagine what we can achieve together. Intrigued? Join us!

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