TransferWise is searching for Europe’s 20 most talented young entrepreneurs.
Starting a business at any age and expanding it internationally is challenging. That’s why, for the last two years, TransferWise has been on a hunt for the 20 most talented teen CEOs from across the continent. And we’ve been inspired by the incredible people we’ve met and the business ideas we’ve found.
TransferWise 20 Under 20 2020 is open to any business owner in Europe, aged 16-19.
This year, we’re hosting the biggest and best TransferWise 20 Under 20 yet. Increasing the prize money and giving even greater support to our finalists — now more than ever, we need to support our young business leaders.
£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
All you have to do is record a 60-second video, telling us about yourself, 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:
Send the landscape video file, URL or WeTransfer link along with your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org. Read the terms here.
And because we believe that diverse businesses build better products, we’d also love to hear from you if you’re from an under-represented demographic.
Be sure to share on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag:
Chairman and co-founder of TransferWise
Director of STATION F, co-founder of StarHer and Tech.eu
Sustainability Entrepreneur, Formula 1 World Champion
MEP, President of European Movement International, Vice-president of SME Europe
Chief Energy Officer and co-founder of Bulb
Editor-in-Chief of The Economist
Chairman of W.UP, co-founder of Codecool
Co-founder of Skype, CEO and founding partner of Atomico
Founder of Books by Stellas CIC, winner of TransferWise 20 Under 20 2019
"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.
"Winning last year’s competition enabled me to take my business to the next level, quadrupling my revenue, elevating my brand to a much larger audience and providing networking opportunities invaluable to growing my business. I would urge young entrepreneurs from across the continent to apply to TransferWise 20 Under 20 2020.”
Aimee Clint, founder of Books By Stellas CIC and the winner of the TransferWise 20 Under 20 2019
Any 16-19 year old innovators in Europe? Check out this new initiative from @taavet @TransferWise View on Twitter
I am happy to help Europe's next generation of young entrepreneurial startup talents to thrive Raising hands Being part of the judging panel we are hunting for the 20 most talented teen CEOs. I'm looking forward to your applications – especially if you are a #Sustainability pioneer! Earth globe americas View on Twitter
Really very fab to have @trussliz speak with @TransferWise 20 Under 20 today and see the Govt showing their support to young entrepreneurs and SMEs @hmtreasury #teenwiser View on Twitter
Excited to be judging this @TransferWise campaign to find the youngest & brightest entrepreneurs 🤩 Applications now open, do put forward inspiring 16-19 year old founders you know of. Can't wait to see & support the incredible talent coming through! #TeenWiser View on Twitter
Such amazing talent, really do have a nosey at @TransferWise 20 Under 20, the top teen CEOs in UK & Ireland #teenwiser View on Twitter
With 20 under 20, @TransferWise is looking for the 20 most talented young entrepreneurs in Europe and our own @TijenOnaran is one of the jury members View on Twitter
In good company with these other judges, looking forward to seeing some great ideas from Europe’s teenagers. View on Twitter
This is such a great competition run by our #EY Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni @kaarmann @taavet @TransferWise Please do retweet and encourage young entrepreneurs to enter #teenwiser View on Twitter
Congrats to all the #TeenWiser winners!👌🏻 View on Twitter
One of my favourite things this year has been the #teenwiser campaign mentoring teen CEOs. Yesterday we went to @hmtreasury to meet @trussliz and discuss the challenges they face. View on Twitter