ITUCalling all Young Innovators

If you are a young person with a tech ‪#‎startup‬ that helps other entrepreneurs thrive, apply for the ITU Telecom World Young Innovators Competition Entrepreneurship Challenge by May 7 for the chance to go to ‪#‎ITUWorld‬ 2015 in Budapest!

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom World Young Innovators Competition is looking for young social entrepreneurs using innovative ICT-based ideas to encourage entrepreneurship in local communities around the world.

These efforts can encourage entrepreneurs in any field, through incubation, skill building, mentorship, sharing resources and collaboration between small businesses. Participants can have either an established start up or the concept for a new one.

The focus of this challenge will be on providing access to resources, education, incubation, startup capital, investment and support to new startups, and on connecting startups with one another, with potential employees and with mentors and experts.

Two winners will be invited to join ITU Telecom World 2015 in Budapest, Hungary, October 12-15, 2015 to pitch their ideas, participate in workshops, benefit from a year of ongoing mentorship, and win seed funding.

The deadline for applications is May 7th
The Young Innovators Competition is an annual ITU Telecom Initiative, aimed at talented young social entrepreneurs using technology creatively to meet a range of real-life developmental challenges.

Our 2015 competition will once again seek the most exciting ideas or start-ups in response to four developmental challenges running one after the other in the months between now and ITU Telecom World 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. Our unique interactive platform, powered by Crowdicity, is open to young people from anywhere in the world to engage with the challenges and to contribute, comment, refine and evolve ideas. Selected winners will join us at the event in Budapest for a four-day accelerator programme of pitching sessions, workshops and mentoring – as well as the opportunity to win seed funding.

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