20 Under 20

TransferWise announces Europe’s 20 most talented young entrepreneurs.

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Helping Europe’s next generation

Starting a business at any age and expanding it internationally is challenging. That’s why, for the last three years, TransferWise has been supporting the 20 most talented young founders from across the continent.

This year's 20 finalists were chosen by a stellar panel of judges, including TransferWise co-founder Taavet Hinrikus, Director of Station F in Paris Roxanne Varza, F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg and MEP Eva Maydell.

Looking to build a green and inclusive future, sustainability and social entrepreneurship emerge as the key themes among these young businesses.

MEET THE 20 FINALISTS HERE.

Rewards for every finalist include

£1 million of fee-free international transfers

All star mentoring from Europe’s top entrepreneurs

Networking opportunity with fellow finalists and judges

£25,000 total prize money for one or more winners

Meet the 20 Under 20, class of 2020

Meet the finalists

The top 20 were selected by a star panel of entrepreneurs, investors and advisers.

Get to know them here.

Meet the judges

Taavet Hinrikus

Taavet Hinrikus

Chairman and co-founder of TransferWise

Roxanne Varza

Roxanne Varza

Director of STATION F, co-founder of StarHer and Tech.eu

Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg

Sustainability Entrepreneur, Formula 1 World Champion

Eva Maydell

Eva Maydell

MEP, President of European Movement International, Vice-president of SME Europe

Amit Gudka

Amit Gudka

Chief Energy Officer and co-founder of Bulb

Zanny Minton Beddoes

Zanny Minton Beddoes

Editor-in-Chief of The Economist

Balázs Vinnai

Balázs Vinnai

Chairman of W.UP, co-founder of Codecool

Niklas Zennström

Niklas Zennström

Co-founder of Skype, CEO and founding partner of Atomico

Aimée Clint

Aimée Clint

Founder of Books by Stellas CIC, winner of TransferWise 20 Under 20 2019

"Winning the TransferWise 20 Under 20 has been a huge shock and an opportunity that I can see opening many doors for the future of CropSafe. With the prize money and mentorship, we are able to push forward with our plans to to roll-out our product globally to the users who need it most. TransferWise has made this possible for us with their support, and with our amazing team at CropSafe, I'm looking forward to what the future holds for us as a global business."

John McElhone, co-founder of CropSafe and winner of the TransferWise 20 Under 20 2020

“Participating in the competition and being chosen one of the finalists was a milestone for me. It shows that I’m working on the right thing and it inspires me to contribute even more to my company. I’m also hoping this will inspire all Estonian teens to be more entrepreneurial and to dream big. Because you never know when these kinds of amazing opportunities come along. The prize money gives us the opportunity to further develop our product and start proper production.”

Henri Pihelgas, co-founder of DeepPeat and winner of the TransferWise 20 Under 20 2020