We’re helping the UK’s youngest entrepreneurs with fee-free transfers


Could you be a Wise 20 Under 20?

From today – 24 May – we’ve kicked off our search for Britain’s 20 most promising young entrepreneurs. The lucky nominees will be offered an unreal package of free transfers, mentoring and investment support to give them and their business a major boost when trading overseas.

Each of the ‘20 Under 20’ will receive:

  • £1 million of fee-free international transfers
  • An opportunity to win £10,000 of no-strings angel investment
  • Mentoring from star entrepreneurs, advisors and investors
  • A trip to Estonia – Wise’s biggest office
  • An opportunity to meet with the Chief Secretary to the Treasury in Westminster

Chosen by the biggest names in tech

We’ve brought together a star panel of entrepreneurs, investors and advisors to help select the ‘20 Under 20’.

  • Wise co-founder and chairman, Taavet Hinrikus
  • Deliveroo CEO and co-founder, Will Shu
  • Renowned investor, advisor and founder of LocalGlobe, Robin Klein
  • Secret Escapes co-founder and COO, Tom Valentine
  • Brolly CEO and founder, Phoebe Hugh
  • Founder of WAH Nails and Guardian columnist, Sharmadean Reid
  • Entrepreneur, advisor and Chair of IoD 99 Alex Mitchell
  • EMEA Chairman of communications firm MSL Group, Peter Steere

Get filming!

The 20 Under 20 is open to entrepreneurs aged 16 to 19 at the 8 July 2018.
You don’t need to be making international transfers already – this is open to entrepreneurs currently doing business across borders and those who are aspiring to go international.

To be considered, all you have to do is record a 90-second ‘elevator pitch’ video, telling us about yourself, your business and why you should be in the 20 Under 20.

You can share your video on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #TeenWiser. Or submit your video over email: teenwiser@wise.com

We're looking forward to sharing the stories and successes of these young entrepreneurs over the coming months.

For now, get filming! Entries close on 8 July, 2018.

For the low-down on the 20 Under 20, our judges, the fee-free transfers and more, click here

Fee-Free Transfers

We're not stopping there.

We’re helping all UK young entrepreneurs go global, without the high fees commonly associated with doing business overseas.

How? By giving away £50 million of fee-free international transfers for business owners aged 16-19.

Why? Because we want to help the next generation of startup talent.

We don’t believe cost should get in the way of making young founders spread their business across borders. So, one thousand entrepreneurs can claim £50,000 of zero fee transfers each, removing barriers and celebrating making businesses borderless.

If this sounds like you, email youngentrepreneurs@wise.com. To be sure you’re eligible, check out the full terms here. Under 18s will need to have an adult registered as a director of their business to be eligible for the free transfer offer.

Please see terms of use and product availability for your region or visit Wise fees and pricing for the most up to date pricing and fee information.

This publication is provided for general information purposes and does not constitute legal, tax or other professional advice from Wise Payments Limited or its subsidiaries and its affiliates, and it is not intended as a substitute for obtaining advice from a financial advisor or any other professional.

We make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether expressed or implied, that the content in the publication is accurate, complete or up to date.

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