Starting a business and expanding it internationally is challenging at any age. That’s why Wise is supporting talented young founders from across Europe and Australia. For four years now, we’ve been championing budding business leaders so that they can thrive and grow.
20 Under 20 is open to all aged 16-19 in Europe and Australia.
This year, in addition to one or more overall winners, we'll announce special awards for outstanding businesses in 3 categories:
Rewards for winners include
The video link you share in the form can be on:
Use the hashtag #20under20 when you share your application on social media. Good luck!
Judges to be announced soon.
"The Wise competition is a one of a kind opportunity for young entrepreneurs to come together, innovate, build friendships and network. There is nothing else of this calibre out there. Winning the competition enabled me to take my business to the next level, quadrupling my revenue, elevating my brand to a much larger audience and providing networking opportunities invaluable to growing my business. I would urge young entrepreneurs from across the continent to apply.”
Aimee Clint, founder of Books By Stellas CIC and winner of the Wise 20 Under 20 2019
“Participating in the competition and being chosen one of the finalists was a milestone for me. It shows that I’m working on the right thing and it inspires me to contribute even more to my company. I’m also hoping this will inspire all Estonian teens to be more entrepreneurial and to dream big. Because you never know when these kinds of amazing opportunities come along. The prize money gives us the opportunity to further develop our product and start proper production.”
Henri Pihelgas, co-founder of DeepPeat and winner of the Wise 20 Under 20 2020
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Really very fab to have @trussliz speak with @Wise 20 Under 20 today and see the Govt showing their support to young entrepreneurs and SMEs @hmtreasury #teenwiser View on Twitter
Excited to be judging this @Wise campaign to find the youngest & brightest entrepreneurs 🤩 Applications now open, do put forward inspiring 16-19 year old founders you know of. Can't wait to see & support the incredible talent coming through! #TeenWiser View on Twitter
Such amazing talent, really do have a nosey at @Wise 20 Under 20, the top teen CEOs in UK & Ireland #teenwiser View on Twitter
With 20 under 20, @Wise is looking for the 20 most talented young entrepreneurs in Europe and our own @TijenOnaran is one of the jury members View on Twitter
In good company with these other judges, looking forward to seeing some great ideas from Europe’s teenagers. View on Twitter
This is such a great competition run by our #EY Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni @kaarmann @taavet @Wise Please do retweet and encourage young entrepreneurs to enter #teenwiser View on Twitter
Congrats to all the #TeenWiser winners!👌🏻 View on Twitter
One of my favourite things this year has been the #teenwiser campaign mentoring teen CEOs. Yesterday we went to @hmtreasury to meet @trussliz and discuss the challenges they face. View on Twitter