TransferWise has been on a Europe-wide hunt for the twenty most talented teen CEOs across the continent. Now, the search is over and the winners are revealed, as chosen by an expert panel of judges from the world of business including TransferWise co-founder and chairman Taavet Hinrikus, Innocent Drinks co-founder Adam Balon and Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom.
The judges top five favourites were each given the opportunity to pitch to Taavet for £10,000 no strings attached investment. The winner is Aimee Clint, aged 18 from Northern Ireland. Her business is Books By Stellas CIC, creating charitable, informative, books raising awareness of and breaking the stigma surrounding autism.
£1 million of fee-free international transfers
An opportunity to pitch for £10,000 of no-strings angel investment
All star mentoring from Europe’s top entrepreneurs and business experts
A trip to our headquarters in London to network with fellow finalists and judges
"The TransferWise competition is a one of a kind opportunity for young entrepreneurs across Europe to come together, innovate, build friendships and network. There is nothing else of this calibre out there. I’m still so shocked to have been selected as the winner. Getting the £10,000 angel investment will not only be invaluable for enabling my business to grow, but crucially it will help spread the message of autism awareness.”
Aimee Clint, founder of Books By Stellas CIC and the winner of the TransferWise 20 Under 20 2019
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