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World Summit Award (WSA) Young Innovators Award 2024 for Young Digital Entrepreneurs

Applications are now open for the 2024 World Summit Award (WSA) Young Innovators Award. The WSA Young Innovators Award is an open call. The participation in the WSA Young Innovators is open to any entrepreneur, company, student group or project team – at least one of the founding members and the majority of the team must be under the age of 26 (born on or after January 1, 1998).

  • Eligible for young citizens of all UN member states, WSA Young Innovators is open to every start-up, social entrepreneur, NGO, student or individual!
  • Submissions for the WSA Young Innovators can contain all mobile and web-based solutions, such as: apps, web pages, applications for wearables, kiosk installations, SMS based products, games and interactive productions. There is no limitation regarding the platforms or channels the solutions work with.
  • All submissions have to be launched products. No drafts, ideas or unfinished projects can be accepted.

 

Application Deadline: October 15, 2024

Submission Guideline

The application procedure for the WSA & WSA Young Innovators requires detailed information on your product that you have to provide in the WSA Contest Database.

  • Please be short and precise and make your digital solution easy to understand. Avoid overly long sentences and complicated technical terms.
  • Please fill in your application only in English.
  • Please be aware that an international jury is evaluating your solution. E.g. if your solution cannot be downloaded from the Play Store in some countries, please make sure that you give enough information, provide screenshots or a comprehensive presentation for the jurors.

Benefits

The winners will get win the chance to join WSA in Hyderabad India for the 19th WSA Global Congress. This will give winners the chance to:

  • Connect with likeminded people including partners, investors, and fellow impact entrepreneurs
  • Join the knowledge society of thought leaders, innovators and stakeholders in a community that fosters collaboration over competition
  • Access unique opportunities through WSA’s global network
  • Learn globally and act locally – get to know specialists solving similar problems to you, and transfer their learnings to your local ecosystem

Timeline:

  • May 15, 2024: WSA will be accepting Young Innovator applications starting on this date
  • October 15, 2024: This is the deadline – WSA will no longer accept applications after this date
  • November 2024: The Online Jury will evaluate the applications to select the shortlist
  • January 2025: Shortlisted solutions will be announced
  • TBA 2025: The Grand Jury will evaluate the shortlist to select the winners
  • April 6-9, 2025: Young Innovator winners will be presented and awarded along with all the other WSA winners at the WSA Global Congress in Hyderabad, India

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