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Announcing the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition Finalists for 2017

Find out who is on the list of finalists for the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition 2017

Dear members of the Entrepreneurship Campus,
We are pleased to announce the finalists for the Best Ideas and Best Projects 2017. Twenty entries among 305 submissions are the finalists of this edition of the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition. We would like to congratulate all the qualifiers to this stage.

A special congratulation goes to every one of our contestants. It was a pleasure to have all your ideas and projects and to see the efforts that you are making for achieving your goals and bringing improvement. We urge you all to continue your journey, take your passion with you, and fulfill your mission.

You are part of a community created by members from over 177 countries. People from all over the world have joined the Entrepreneurship Campus. They have created and strengthened their networks and enriched their entrepreneurial development with each other’s support. Together, you have shared and supported ideas and projects with over 200,000 votes and about 30,300 comments.
It was thanks to your participation and engagement, that we have our 20 shortlisted contestants.
We loved having you.
Keep changing and inspiring the world!

The ten finalists for the Best Ideas 2017 are:

The ten finalists for the Best Projects 2017 are:

The panel of judges will select the winners for each of the categories and they will be announced at the Entrepreneurship Summit in Berlin on October 22.

Thank You!

The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition Team

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  1. Profile photo of Ayobami Adedokun

    Congratulations to all finalist. Thanks YCEC

  2. Profile photo of Katlego Sito

    I would like to take this moment to congradulate everyone who have made it to the top 20 finalists and not forgetting everyone who made it possible for every idea and project as well as all the participants.good luck on all your endeavours.kind regards

  3. Profile photo of AJITH MATHEW THAKIDIYIL

    Congratulations to all finalists. Thanks for all those who supports me to acheive this.

  4. Profile photo of Katlego Sito

    I would like to know if all these finalists will attend the summit?
    Kind regards

  5. Profile photo of Uledi Kimbavala

    Dear Campus members
    Thank you very much for being together to this level. Our primary goal to every one of us is to solve a specific Community challenge through sharing our strength and experience, I appreciate all ideas and your comments that supported “Zero hunger is possible” idea to this far, Thanks YCEC for your efforts in this competition.
    I wish you good progress in your projects.
    Best of luck!

  6. Profile photo of Abdisa Bencha Jara

    I would like to congratulate everyone who have made it to the top 20 finalists and I want to remind all participants to keep moving in their way for every idea and projects. Good luck on all your endeavor.
    Thanks YCEC for your efforts in this competition.

    Kind Regards
    Abdisa b.

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    05.09.2017 · Reply


    Congratulations to the 20 Finalists and to our Supporters. We came this far, because of your massive support and contributions. It can just take one idea/project to transform the world we live.

    To the Finalists, keep pushing! I leave us with this inspiration from Keith J. Davis, ‘If you have a goal, be relentless in your pursuit’.

    *Anita Mbah*

  8. Profile photo of Sheher Bano

    Congratulations to everyone who have made it to the next step and all the best for the participants who have competed.Because of your support we have reached to this point.Thank you so much for supporting my idea.

  9. Elizabeth Ogunleye

    06.09.2017 · Reply

    Congratulations to the top 20 finalists… Wishing you greater success in your pursuit… Your ideas are cherished because ideas rule the world… Keep making impacts…

  10. Profile photo of Emmanuel Douglas Turkson

    Congratulations guys.
    First to all the participants and secondly to all the finalist.
    A big Thank you the organisers of this program. Its indeed a novel.
    Wecwill continue to work hard and improve on our projects.
    Sustainability is key

  11. Profile photo of Abduljabbar Zia Usman

    congratulations to all the finalists and more power to your elbow

  12. A big congratulation to the 2017 finalists of YCEC. Voice of God is voice of man. I pledge to continue contributing my quota and relentless informing the World Organisation(s), about how I want to move my community forward in dynamic ways.

  13. Profile photo of okullo jimmy felex

    only one word , thanks to all the participant i do appreciate those supported us via comments and voting , lets move on

  14. Profile photo of enock

    congratulations to all,bt my special congratulations to GODFREY LUVANDA…hope god will make you win this competition

  15. Profile photo of Godfrey Luvanda

    I would like to say thanks to all campus members, participants and finalists for support.
    I’m insisting you to focus on the community and changing them from lower to higher…

    Am very happy happy

  16. Profile photo of Thomas Sendeza

    Congratulations to all finalists

  17. Profile photo of JAMES KARINATEI ARIRI

    Congratulations to you all, I wish you good luck

  18. Profile photo of Johann Bierman

    Congratulations to all the YCEC finalists.

    I would like to thank all the participants for submitting their ideas/projects. I’ve learned a lot from formulating my ideas to text, reading the comments and ideas of fellow participants. Let’s keep moving forward!

  19. Profile photo of Sunday Okunogbe

    Congratulations to all the finalists.
    Go and make the world a better place to be.
    On my part, the journey continues….


    12.09.2017 · Reply

    Congratulations to the finalists, let keep up the good work for the betterment of our communities.
    To those who did not make it to the finals, never lose hope, continue working on your brilliant ideas/projects, trust me you are already impacting your communities with your works.
    Stay all blessed!

    Jacmen K.
    From Cote d´Ivoire

  21. Profile photo of Alero Thompson

    Congratulations to all the finalists it was worth it with entries from over 177 contries.To all those that dint make it as finalists, keep doing what you alone know how to do best for your community.HURRAYYYYY


    12.09.2017 · Reply

    Congratulations for the finalist , keep changing the world with your ideas and project . Wish you all the success and good luck to the project .
    We are also waiting the announcement of People Choice winners .

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Timeline 2017

March 15, 2017

Competition launch Entries are welcomed

May 15, 2017

Voting & commenting begins for all

July 31, 2017

Deadlines for entries

August 31, 2017

Deadlines for votes & comments

September 03, 2017

People's Choice Prize winners announced

September 03, 2017

10 finalists announced in both categories

September 15, 2017

Deadline for receipt of videos from finalists in both categories

October 10, 2017

Deadline for Panel of Judges' selection of the winners

October 21, 2017

Winners announced at Entrepreneurship Summit in Berlin

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