Thursday
August 29
2019

Next-Generation African Leaders Announced As Winners Of The Resolution Social Venture Challenge

Fifteen teams of emerging African social entrepreneurs have been selected as winners of the 2019 Resolution Social Venture Challenge. A total of 31 teams of Mastercard Foundation Scholars competed in the Resolution Social Venture Challenge for a fellowship that includes seed funding, mentorship, and access to a network of young global changemakers to pursue impactful projects in their communities. A collaboration between the Mastercard Foundation and The Resolution Project, the Resolution Social Venture Challenge provides a pathway to action for socially responsible young leaders who want to create change that matters.

“These young leaders demonstrate the courage and creativity it takes to drive social change. Yet few have access to the support and resources they need to ensure their project or social venture is successful,” explains Ashley Collier, Senior Program Manager, Youth Engagement at the Mastercard Foundation. “By winning the Social Venture Challenge, these young leaders have earned the resources, network, mentorship, and capital they need to bring their ideas to life. ”For four years, we have been grateful to work with the Mastercard Foundation on seeding the continent with social entrepreneurs and providing them with access to resources and wrap-around support so they can become leaders and job creators today.” said George M. Tsiatis, CEO & Co-Founder of the Resolution Project.

Photo courtesy of Steven Lilley.

Source: Africa.com (link opens in a new window)

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Entrepreneurship
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emerging markets, events and competitions, Mastercard Foundation, social entrepreneurship, social impact, youth