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A global programme to empower young entrepreneurs to create a sustainable world.

This global platform empowers young entrepreneurs (age 15-35) from around the world to engage in a more peaceful world. Participants are invited to submit their innovative ideas and projects with a societal impact, which champion and implement one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 related targets address the most important social, economic, environmental, health and governance challenges of our time. 

Deadline

JULY 31, 2019

Eligibility

You are eligible to enter, if:

1. You are between the ages of 15 and 35

AND

2. You have an innovative idea for an enterprise which contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

OR, You are operating such an enterprise in the form of a business, a non-profit organization or an informal program

AND
3. You are able to submit your entry in English

Application Process

First step:

Register online and create your account!   We will send you an email confirmation. Please check your spam folder. You must confirm in order to activate your account.

Second step:

Starting 18 March 2019:

If you want to submit an idea, go to Submit an idea!

If you want to submit a project, go to Submit a project!

Fill out and submit the preliminary entry form.

Then wait for a response from the competition administrators.

Entries are reviewed by the competition administrators of Stiftung Entrepreneurship Berlin and Digital Experts United. Only those entries that meet a certain standard and pass the preliminary screening will be invited to provide more details about their idea/project in a second entry form.

The status of an entry can be checked in your profile menu under “My Ideas/Projects”. All saved and submitted entries are saved in that area and can be accessed again at any time.

Notice! Rejected entries may be refined by the entrants and can be re-submitted up until the entries deadline.

Third step:

Entries (ideas and projects) that have passed the preliminary screening will be posted on the competition website and may receive comments and recommendations from the Entrepreneurship Campus online community. Starting from 15 May 2019, the general public can vote for its favorite entries and also add their comments and recommendations.

You may refine your entry up until the entry deadline (31 July 2019) to reflect the comments and recommendations received. You may also support your entry by submitting a video presentation of your idea or project (up to 3 minutes).

Important advice! You are encouraged to interact with the Entrepreneurship Campus online community to refine your idea/project and to comment constructively on other entries. You are also invited to take the free online courses at the Entrepreneurship Campus.

Important notice! The finalists will be determined according to the “Personal Activity Indicator” algorithm:

  1. The entrant’s personal engagement among the Entrepreneurship Campus community by commenting and giving advice to other entries.
  2. The number of meaningful comments the entrant’s idea/ project has received from the online Entrepreneurship Campus community.
  3. The number of online courses and related exercises in entrepreneurship education (8 courses in total) the entrant has taken. The online training is free of charge.
  4. Special assignments the entrant has done. Special assignments in entrepreneurship education will be given to members of the Entrepreneurship Campus as the Competition goes onward. Special assignments will be posted on the News & Blog webpage.
  5. The number of votes the entrant’s idea/ project has obtained by 31 August 2019.

The “Personal Activity Indicator” clearly and deliberately rewards entrants who participate actively within the Entrepreneurship Campus. A bar will be displayed at the top of every single entry once that entry has been accepted and posted on the competition website. This bar measures, on a scale of 0-10 (0 stands for “no activity” and 10 for “excellent activity”), the activity factor of each entrant in relation to all other entrants’ activities within the Entrepreneurship Campus. In that respect, the bar (0-10) may increase and decrease as the competition goes onward depending on the entrant’s active engagement in comparison to his or her fellow entrants’ engagement within the Entrepreneurship Campus online community.
(The weighing of the above five rules are not made public in order to avoid manipulation).

If you do not want to submit an idea or a project, you are still encouraged to join the Entrepreneurship Campus online community by registering online and sharing your comments and finding new friends.

Selection of the winners

Entries will be posted on the competition website and are subject to online commenting and public voting.

Ten finalists in each of the two categories (Best Ideas category and Best Projects category) will be determined according to the ‘Personal Activity Indicator’ algorithm mentioned above.

Finalists are requested to submit a video (max 3 minutes) of their idea/project (if they have not done so yet).

From among the finalists, the judges will make the final selection of three winners (Grand Prize, 2nd Prize, and 3rd Prize) in each category.

Entries will be evaluated based on their entrepreneurial vision, feasibility, innovation, leadership, social impact, and sustainability, among other factors.

The People’s Choice Prize will be given to the entry with the largest number of votes in each of the two categories.

In addition, an Entrepreneurship Campus Prize will be given to three entrants who have demonstrated outstanding ‘entrepreneurship spirit’ by actively taking part in the Entrepreneurship Campus.

For more information, visit the website of the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition