OYW Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Attend The One Young World 2019 in London)
  • October 22 - 25, 2019
  • Fully Funded
  • London

Application for “One Young World Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2019” is now open.

The One Young World Entrepreneur Award was created to highlight the work of revolutionary entrepreneurs who will stand as inspiration for existing entrepreneurs and encourage others to become effective entrepreneurs.

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.

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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.

The 5 entrepreneurs identified will receive the Award at the One Young World 2019 Summit in London, which takes place from 22nd – 25th October,2019. The ceremony will take place in front of an audience of 2000 people from over 190 countries and live streamed to an audience of 2 million in over 100 countries.

The award winners will be selected on the basis of the positive global impact they are having and how they are inspiring others with their leadership skills. The Award winners will be chosen by an international panel of renowned entrepreneurs including David Jones, Co-Founder of One Young World and Founder of You & Mr Jones.

The annual One Young World Summit convenes the brightest young talent from every country and sector, working to accelerate social impact. Delegates from 190+ countries are counselled by influential political, business and humanitarian leaders such as Justin Trudeau, Paul Polman and Meghan Markle, amongst many other global figures.

Delegates participate in four transformative days of speeches, panels, networking and workshops. All delegates have the opportunity to apply to give keynote speeches, sharing a platform with world leaders with the world’s media in attendance. As well as listening to keynote speakers, delegates have the opportunity to challenge world leaders, interact and be mentored by influencers. Delegates make lasting connections throughout the Summit, celebrating their participation at social events and the unforgettable Opening and Closing Ceremonies.


United Kingdom


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

  • Access to the entirety of the One Young World Summit 2019 in London, United Kingdom
  • Hotel accommodation for the duration of the Summit, 22 to 25 October 2019 (inclusive)
  • The cost of travel to and from London. The candidate’s flight to and from London must depart from and return to one and the same international airport.


To be considered for the award, the candidate must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Be between 18 and 35 years old.
  • Exemplify leadership in his/her field.
  • Demonstrate the importance of entrepreneurship as a way to effect positive change.
  • Have achieved tangible and material entrepreneurial success (revenue and number of employees can indicate this).
Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Process

  • A person can either nominate an entrepreneur he/she knows for the award or he/she can simply apply for it for himself/herself.
  • For the applicant’s convenience, the link for applying for himself/herself can be found Apply Now link.
  • However, both links can be found in the official website .

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Application Deadline: May 19, 2019

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