20 Under 20
A generation of innovators
Starting a business and expanding it internationally is challenging at any age. That’s why Wise is supporting talented young founders from across Europe. For 5 years now, we’ve been championing budding business leaders so that they can thrive and grow.
Whether you've launched an app, sell physical products or offer services, we want to hear from you.
20 Under 20 competition is for all founders aged 16-19 in Europe.
In addition to one or more overall winners, 20 Under 20 nominates founders for special awards in 3 categories:
- EdTech or educational startup
- GreenTech or sustainability company
- Social enterprise
Star panel of entrepreneurs, investors and advisers.
The finalists are selected by a
Read the terms here.
Meet the judges
Wise co-founder and 20 Under 20 Chairman
President of Estonia 2016-2021 and UN Secretary-General's Global Advocate for 'Every Woman Every Child'
NED and Risk Chair, Morgan Stanley International and Independent Non-Executive Director, Wise
Head of Banking for MEA and Latin America, Wise
Director of STATION F, co-founder of StarHer and Tech.eu
Founder of Turn Consulting and winner of the Wise 20 Under 20 2021
“Being a 20 Under 20 winner is an enviable achievement for any entrepreneur, a recognition that Wise very carefully hands out to young individuals and businesses excelling or with great potential. We greatly appreciate that a larger business such as Wise can go out of their way to support young founders and take time to help them succeed in building a better world. FOSSA and I greatly appreciate the prize, and the financial boost which is very complicated to find for early-stage projects.”
Julian Fernandez, founder of FOSSA Systems and winner of the Wise 20 Under 20 2022
"It's such an honor, not only to be selected as the winner of 20 Under 20 by the experienced judges, but also to be a part of this magnificent group of impact makers. Wise encourages us young entrepreneurs to believe in our dreams. With help from this award, Turn Consulting can continue to develop its platform to help more young people get into working life so they too can reach their full potential. That is the biggest win of all!”
Ida Johansson, founder of Turn Consulting and winner of the Wise 20 Under 20 2021