The 5th Yunus & Youth Social Business Design Contest（YY contest）Finals took place at Doshisha University Imadegawa Campus in Kyoto.
The panel of judges led by Dr. Yunus decided the winning team, as seen below, from 6 teams that passed the preliminaries, 3 of which were from Kanto area and 3 from Kansai area.
The winning team gets a special opportunity to be nominated to give a presentation about their business plans in front of participants in “the annual Global Social Business Summit” ( Paris, France in 2017). Moreover, SBRC will give them preferential support such as financial contributions, investments, and business contacts.
About 500 participants joining the YY contest finals filled the venue with an atmosphere full of excitement. The contest had a keynote speech by Dr. Yunus, panel discussions, and experiences from social business entrepreneurs and it was an invaluable learning and exchanging experience for young leaders designing their future and a better society.
The entry for the YY contest 2018 is expected to start in the coming May.
We will keep you updated on the details and application here → http://yycontest.org/
The Kyoto Shinbun