The Yunus and Youth (Y&Y) Fellowship Program is a six month online program that empowers young social entrepreneurs to develop their full potential. They help to strengthen business models, build compelling strategies for social ventures and expand professionals networks.
Y&Y Fellowship Program is composed of:
- Mentoring: a structured one-to-one relationship with an experienced professional which involves the transmission of knowledge, social capital and guidance that enhance the fellow’s professional growth.
- Online Platform: a 6-month course in social business development. The step-by-step curriculum ensures that by the end, they will be ready to pitch to potential investors.
- Support Network: a system that facilitates the connection to like-minded professionals worldwide.
Y&Y exists to make the challenge of social entrepreneurs easier. Y&Y was inspired by the work of Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus and his belief that companies and entrepreneurs can engage in business models that create real, sustainable social impact. People around the world struggle with social problems: some lack access to safe drinking water while others struggle with unemployment or insufficient health services. Here is where social business comes in. These early stage start-ups drives social change because their founders are close to the problems they’re solving and the communities they’re helping.
Eligibilities and Requirements
- Have started a social business and are relentlessly working on solving a social issue in your country;
- Under 35 years old;
- Have excellent English oral and written communication skills;
- Want to receive professional guidance to help business grow and develop
- Be a part of an individually tailored online mentoring program with an experienced mentor who will provide professional guidance;
- Participate in expert webinars with our social business professionals;
- Increase global network by being part of a global class of exclusively selected young social entrepreneurs ;
- Receive support on focus areas and see business grow and be taken to next level.