Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards

Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2017 (Fully Funded Trip to London)

Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards has been made possible by the partnership of Unilever and The University of Cambridge. The awards support and reward initiatives that are helping solve sustainability challenges.

The particular challenges for these awards are:

  • Farm to Table for innovators who are making food and drink production and consumption sustainable
  • Opportunities for Women. Are you helping women fight disadvantages set against them, in any way? Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards are for you
  • Waste. This is for entrepreneurs who are getting their hands dirty to realize reduction or recycling of
  • Water. For initiatives that are addressing water scarcity or pollution

8 winners will be selected, two from each category, to attend a special prize event in London. All expenses towards the trip will be catered for. They will then be invited to an Accelerator Program in Cambridge, to work with experts from the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.


An overall winner from each of the Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards categories will receive the HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize.

There will also be a €7,000 reward for each category finalists and a €50,000 reward for the overall winner. All 8 winners will get 12 months of tailored one-on-one mentorship.


  • You must be between 18 and 35 years of age and working on an initiative in one of the aforementioned categories
  • Your initiative must have progressed beyond idea stage and started making some impact

Deadline for applications is 30th June, 2017. Complete the application form here.