Banking on Youth


Banking on Youth

The Consumer Bankers Foundation (CBF) and banks from all across the country have partnered with Ashoka’s Youth Venture to bring you the Banking on Youth competition!

Banking on Youth is an exciting opportunity to showcase your great idea for a venture that directly benefits society. As a young entrepreneur you have so much more than a great idea and the ability to make money—you have the power to make a positive difference in your community, country, and all across the world! If you are age 13-22, please share your venture idea and  compete to win one of 30 different $1,000 seed money prizes provided by our sponsoring banks to bring your idea to life.

If you have any trouble or need more information, please contact Romina Laouri at

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30 different $1,000 seed money prizes provided by our sponsoring banks to bring your idea to life.


Winner is Announced

April 29, 2013
  • Launch
    December 15, 2012
  • Entry Deadline
    March 19, 2013
  • Finalists are Announced
    March 22, 2013
  • Winner is Announced
    April 29, 2013


Total value:
30 000

30 different $1,000 seed money prizes provided by our sponsoring banks to bring your idea to life.

Competition entries

Title Contributor Location
Dear Parents, From Teens -- 12 Things Teens Want Parents to Know about Surviving Adolescence Jennifer Cline
Indepedals Mark Pavlyukovskyy
FotoSynthesis Nkemdilim Chukwuma
A Broad Connection Diana Whealan
New entry Karanja Mburu
Project Youth Green Brianda Hernand...
Grad Gowns for HS Seniors Rebecca Hsieh
Battle Against Bullying Tyson Baker
Orchive Andrew Ng
St. Louis MetroMarket Tej Azad
Solving Dinner Salman Rajput
VOICE Jessica Li
Turtle Talks Jean O'Hara Srodes
TechLabs Andrew Amis
Local Lenders Microfinance Organization Philisile Dube
The Migrant Peace Building Project John Bengtson
Benevolence Inn Shane Carman Geneseo,
Elementary Economics for Elementary Students Jonah Wehr
Project ASCEND Odunola Ojewumi
Fertilizing a Greener Future Alexander Peeples
My Name My Story Amit Dodani
Urban Bulbs Abril Pena
Around the World Juliann Flora
MED International Yao Liu
Earth Custom Designs Anthony Defilippo
The S.P.O.T. Aaron Griffin
Lovable Math Tho Tran
Wounded Warriors Happiness Course McKenzy Haber
Fund 17 Haley Josephine...
Take A Swing Tennis Eden Axler
GIVE Daniella Cohen
People Helping Improve Life Alyssa Wozniak
Alliance for Refugee Youth Support and Education Cathy Huang
Eat Play Love Mikayla Block
Emaune Design Damaria Jackson
Muoody! LLC Asia McCallum
Job Readiness Program Aleshia Green
Collab Katerina Korbelak
ASSET: Helping Teens Realize And Enable Their Potential Tessa Zimmerman
Akili Initiative Paloma Pineda
Brighter Dawns Christopher Liong
Stay Classy Workshop Justina Sharp
Princeton Business Volunteers Victoria Lin
SchoolSpice Sumit Mitra
The Clothing Closet Juliann Flora
S.P.E.A.K. Journal Anastasia Lawrence
Comfort Zone Juliann Flora
Advantage Coaching Dustin Myers
Team U Joe Benun
Stitch Juliann Flora