20 Under 20

TransferWise is searching for the 20 most talented young entrepreneurs in Europe.

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Helping young talent

Last year, TransferWise went on the hunt for UK & Ireland’s top teen CEOs. From an ethical beauty brand, to healthy dog food, to the UK’s fastest-growing online estate agent, the wealth of talent was astonishing.

We understand that doing business internationally is expensive and difficult. That’s why we’re looking for the best teen CEOs again, but our search is wider.

This time the competition is open to any business owner, aged 16-19, in all of Europe.

We want to make sure that the next generation of entrepreneurs can thrive and we’re committed to supporting them in making their business global.

Rewards for each of the 20 include:

£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

How to apply

All you have to do is record a 90-second video, in English, telling us about you, your business, and why you deserve to be one of the TransferWise 20 Under 20.

There are also some short questions for you to answer in writing:

  1. When did you start your business?
  2. Why did you set up your company and what problem are you solving? (max. 200 words)
  3. Is the business profitable?
  4. Are you a TransferWise customer?
  5. What countries does your business operate in?
  6. Would you like to expand your business into other countries? If so, where?
  7. What areas would you most want mentoring in?
  8. What would you do with the investment opportunity?
  9. Who do you look up to in the world of business?

Applications are open until Wednesday, 24 April 2019.

Send the video file, URL or WeTransfer link in landscape format, along with your answered questions, to teenwiser@transferwise.com. Be sure to share your submission on Instagram and Twitter too! #teenwiser

You can read the full details here.

Good luck!

Applications are open until Wednesday, 24 April 2019.

Meet the judges.

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

They include Taavet Hinrikus, co-founder and chairman of TransferWise,

Niklas Zennström, co-founder of Skype and CEO and founding partner of Atomico,

and Tijen Onaran, CEO of Global Digital Women and founder of FemaleOneZero.

Meet the judges

"The TransferWise 20 Under 20 competition has changed everything for me. From the financial support to grow my business and take it to the next level, to being connected with an incredible group of young entrepreneurs who are friends for life.

The guidance from TransferWise and the big name mentors associated with the competition is something I never thought I'd be able to access at the age of 18. Don't miss this once-of-a-lifetime opportunity - enter today!"

Rose Dyson
2018 TransferWise 20 Under 20 winner and Founder of Pura Cosmetics
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