We believe in the power of social businesses to create inclusive economies. Yunus & Youth provides early-stage social business leaders with the tools and training they need to succeed.

The Yunus & Youth Global Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurs is a customized 6-month online program that empowers young people to build, develop and expand innovative and economically viable social businesses that contribute to the achievement of the 17 UN SDGs.

Apply to join the Global Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurs and become a Yunus & Youth Fellow

The Y&Y Fellowship Training Modules

  • Introduction to the Y&Y Community
  • Entrepreneurial skills
  • Storytelling
  • Market strategy
  • Delivering your solution
  • Measuring impact
  • Completing the business model
  • Pitching and networking
  • Funding your social business
  • Building the organization
  • Brand and communications
  • Managing growth


  • Free online training for young social entrepreneurs
  • Highly customized learning experience supported by live lessons
  • Mentors in positions of leadership in Fortune 500 companies
  • A global community of social business leaders
  • Global networks and international exposure


  • Social Business Founders or Co-Founders: Dedicated and committed to building a business that tackles a social or environmental issue aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Youth: Between the ages of 18 and 30, with exceptions for outstanding applicants outside that range.
  • Early-stage: More than an idea. Initiatives that have at least been prototyped and tested.
  • Innovative: Solutions that integrate new mindsets or technologies in their products or services, processes, or context.
  • Interested and Available: Interest in contributing to the growth and development of the Y&Y Community by dedicating at least 5 hours per week to the Y&Y Fellowship.
  • Committed to Equity and Diversity: Identify as or target problems faced by a minority group based on their region’s composition (ethnic/racial minorities, gender minorities, LGBTQIA+, refugees and displaced people, low-income, or people with a disability).

Method of Application

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For More Information,

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Application Deadline: March 7, 2024.