Youth Venture: Making More Health

The Youth Venture MMH virtual campaign provides an opportunity for youth from all over the United States to engage in (1) thinking through how to promote healthy communities and lifestyles and (2) making your great idea(s) a reality through a step-by-step support experience including resources, worksheets, videos by other young changemakers, and real-time support from YV “adult allies,” staff and volunteers. Whether you're passionate about healthy eating, or helping to provide medicine to areas in need, the "Making More Health" partnership wants to help.

By entering the campaign, you'll get the opportunity to participate in webinars, help from mentors and staff from Youth Venture and Boehringer Ingelheim, access to a revolving fund for launching your project and an option to take a college course in Social Entrepreneurship offered by the University of Florida.

Prizes

Seed capital support through a revolving fund will be distributed in the form of cash or social products loans, depending on team preferences and action plan alignment. By affording teams an opportunity to tap into start-up capital and support initially with the stipulation that they repay the loan when their venture has gotten off the ground, we are hoping to help teams think more intentionally about sustainability and take seriously their social business models – an exercise that both appeals to venturers’ sophistication and brings better quality into Youth Venture and BI’s cohort of teams.

Timeline

Finalists are Announced

May 23, 2013
  • Launch
    January 7, 2013
  • Entry Deadline
    April 28, 2013
  • Finalists are Announced
    May 23, 2013

An initiative of Ashoka, Youth Venture aims to help an entire generation of young people develop as entrepreneurs who will improve their communities now and throughout their lives. YV inspires and supports teams of young people to launch and lead their own civic-minded organizations and businesses. Youth teams access workshops, tools, adult allies, a global network of like-minded young entrepreneurs, and seed funding to establish their own ventures that solve problems around them. We believe that the greatest contribution we can make to the world is to increase dramatically the number of social entrepreneurs today and in every future generation.

The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, it operates globally with 145 affiliates and more than 42,000 employees. Since it was founded in 1885, the family-owned company has been committed to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing novel products of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine. As a central element of its culture, Boehringer Ingelheim pledges to act socially responsible. Involvement in social projects, caring for employees and their families, and providing equal opportunities for all employees form the foundation of the global operations. Mutual cooperation and respect, as well as environmental protection and sustainability are intrinsic factors in all of Boehringer Ingelheim’s endeavors.

The BI Cares Foundation funds national and CT programs that are align with BI Cares Foundation goals of improved access to healthcare and enhanced math and science education. In 2010, BI embarked on a global partnership with Ashoka (a global organization of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs) to improve health in communities around the world. The “Making More Health” initiative promotes more health for individuals, families and communities – and aims to identify and support the most promising solutions to challenging health problems. Through Youth Venture Campaigns, we will focus on the next generation of Changemakers. The program engages 12-21 year olds in designing health solutions for their communities.

Prizes

Total value:
10 000

Seed capital support through a revolving fund will be distributed in the form of cash or social products loans, depending on team preferences and action plan alignment. By affording teams an opportunity to tap into start-up capital and support initially with the stipulation that they repay the loan when their venture has gotten off the ground, we are hoping to help teams think more intentionally about sustainability and take seriously their social business models – an exercise that both appeals to venturers’ sophistication and brings better quality into Youth Venture and BI’s cohort of teams.

Competition entries

Entries

randomness