Youth Entrepreneurship

Tell us how you can use technology creatively to support youth entrepreneurs from different groups to work together.

 

Offering better job prospects is a pathway to a more inclusive and prosperous society. If people, especially young people, have better job satisfaction and more opportunities to earn a decent living, then they are less likely to feel threatened and are more likely to enjoy the benefits of living in a diverse society. Better employment prospects make it more likely that people from different communities will be open to living together. And when entrepreneurs can work together, the economic benefits of living in a diverse, peaceful society become more evident.

 

Young people are both more likely to have worse employment prospects and more likely to be willing to venture into entrepreneurship. They can be a pathway to a more prosperous and inclusive society.

 

That's why we are inviting you to come up with new ideas for technology-enabled tools, products or services that can support youth-led entrepreneurship. Join the Mahallae challenge for a chance to receive the support and funding you need to turn your ideas into reality.  Start now by contributing an idea on this page. You can also click here to find out more about the challenge process and how ideas are selected.

 

Our challenge request is based on evidence.

 

Over the past years, UNDP in collaboration with Cypriot thinkers and researchers have collected evidence on the challenges to coexistence on the island. They have looked not only at what conditions are necessary for a political settlement, but also at what underlying social currents will make or break any settlement in the long term.

 

All Mahallae Innovation Challenge themes are inspired by the key findings of this research.

Stage Three | Solutions

Solutions are concepts that have been put into action. Check back regularly for updates on their development!

i-Vee is a mobile game application to promote the culture of volunteerism and help young people become positive social activists.
YuBiz is a new, web-based ecosystem geared to help young entrepreneurs cooperate and initiate their professional career.

Stage Two | Concepts

Concepts are ideas that have been refined and further developed. Everyone is invited to endorse, comment on or contribute to their favorite concepts!

YuBiz is a new, web-based ecosystem geared to help young entrepreneurs cooperate and initiate their professional career.

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STEP is a free online platform where students from Cyprus can experience professionalism by practicing on real-life projects.

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SKILLMARKET is an app to help young people share and exchange skills and develop their potential

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EAT will offer young entrepreneurs in Cyprus a unique opportunity to learn how to build, operate and manage a sustainable Aquaponic farm.

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Project MUSED is an online platform that helps find the right people to work on Digital Storytelling' projects.

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i-Vee is a mobile game application to promote the culture of volunteerism and help young people become positive social activists.

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Stars Club is a crowdfunding platform to help civil society organizations raise funds and help donors make informed contributions.

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