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Unilever opens entries for young entrepreneurs award

Star Business Desk

Unilever has recently started inviting young people to come up with practical and innovative solutions to some of the world's biggest sustainability challenges and enter them in the Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards.  
Open to anyone aged 30 or less, Unilever is looking for scalable and sustainable products, services or applications that reduce environmental impact, improve health and well-being or enhance livelihoods through changes in practices or behaviours.
The awards will be given in partnership with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and in collaboration with Ashoka, Unilever said in a statement.
The awards offer seven young people a total of more than €200,000 in financial support and individually tailored mentoring, according to the statement.
The overall winner will also receive the prestigious HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize.
All seven finalists will take part in an online development programme followed by a two-day accelerator workshop at Cambridge University, UK, where expert help and professional guidance will be provided to help them develop their ideas, Unilever said.
Applications must be submitted by 12am on August 1, according to the statement. Last year over 500 young entrepreneurs from more than 90 countries took part in the event.

Published: 12:00 am Monday, July 14, 2014

Last modified: 12:20 am Monday, July 14, 2014

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