Application Deadline extended : June 2nd 2016
The Social Enterprise Contest — an initiative of the Global Youth Empowerment Fund — will offer financing to at least one established, for-profit social enterprise founded or partially owned by a young person.
- The contest is open to young people (ages 18 to 40) in the eight target countries (Colombia, Estonia, India, Jordan, the Philippines, Senegal, Turkey, and Uruguay), and the winning business will be selected, in part, based on a strategic decision by kountable of which country has the highest number of most competitive applications to support the expansion of its markets.
Through JCI’s commitment to the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development, JCI members work to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change, as well as contribute to economic empowerment as a way to help people out of poverty. The Global Youth Empowerment Fund is an initiative in partnership with the SDG Action Campaign (formerly the UN Millennium Campaign) to provide resources to youth-led initiatives that advance the Global Goals.
Social Enterprise Contest Criteria:
2. Be an established entrepreneur with an existing social enterprise and a track record of success
3. Demonstrate how the business contributes to at least one of the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development as well as the need for trade financing
4. Apply via the JCI Grant Management System and, if passed to the second round, via the kountable website and smart phone application
- FOUR FINALISTS RECEIVE
Complimentary trip to the 2016 JCI Global Partnership Summit (Includes registration, travel and hotel accommodations for one individual)
**Each Area will have one selected finalist.
Financing from kountable Complimentary trip to the 2016 JCI World Congress (Includes registration, travel and hotel accommodations for one individual)
**The Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the group of four finalists.
Please contact Corporate and External Relations Manager Rachel Brown ([email protected]) with any questions or for more information.
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