Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Supported by TFG Asset Management

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The rates of global unemployment, the catastrophic effects of climate change, and the challenges of globalisation all pose significant problems. The skills of young entrepreneurs, equipped with rapid technological advancements, are overcoming these barriers around the world.

At the heart of every start-up or enterprise is the drive to solve the problem. One Young World believes that the next generation of young entrepreneurs are here to do more than create the next convenient solution - they are here to take on the world’s major challenges.

One Young World’s Entrepreneur of the Year was created in 2019 to identify and promote 5 of the world’s most revolutionary entrepreneurs under 35 who are having a positive global impact and inspiring others with their leadership. 

We are delighted to launch our annual Entrepreneur of the Year Award again for 2023, this year supported by TFG Asset Management. The Award will be presented to the 5 winners at the One Young World Summit Belfast 2023, which will take place between 2-5 October.

The Award winners will be selected by an international panel of judges with first-hand experience of entrepreneurship. They will be seeking the most innovative entrepreneurs who are creating a positive global impact and inspiring others with their leadership. 

Applications and nominations for the 2023 Award are now open below, and will close on 21 May 2023.

To be considered for the award, candidates must:

  • Be between 18 and 35 years old.

  • Hold/have a position of executive leadership of a purpose-led for-profit or social business.

  • Have had a tangible and material impact on young people in their communities.

  • Highlight the importance of entrepreneurship as a way to effect positive change.

In addition to receiving the award at the Summit, award winners will receive:

  • Access to the One Young World Summit 2023 in Belfast, United Kingdom.

  • Hotel accommodation for the duration of the Summit, 2 - 5 October 2023 (inclusive).

  • The cost of travel to and from the United Kingdom (economy class).

  • Opportunities to speak at the One Young World Summit 2023.

Entrepreneur of the Year Award Ceremony 2019

Entrepreneur of the Year Winners in Conversation

2022 Winners

CEO of Ambrosía and Founder of Meraki Ventures

Founder & CEO of Recidiviz

Founder and CEO of Platzi

Founder of C Talent

Founder and former CEO of Social Chain

2020 Winners

Founder and CEO of Ethique

Co-founder of Too Good To Go (UK)

Founder and CEO of Sustainable Ocean Alliance

Founder & CEO of Uncharted Power

 Co-Founder and COO of Ruangguru

2019 Winners

Founder, The Muse

Co-Founder & CTO, Duolingo

Co-Founder, womena®

Founder & CEO, Bollant Industries

Founder, Chiswara & Soko