Winners of the 2018 Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition


Hundreds of young aspiring entrepreneurs from all over the world joined the 2018 Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition with their creative and innovative ideas and projects to improve their communities and the lives of many people.

Co-organized by the Goi Peace Foundation (GAP Key Partner), Stiftung Entrepreneurship and Digital Experts United, the competition is a global programme and an online platform to mobilize youth-led innovations for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Winners of the 2018 competition were officially announced at the Entrepreneurship Summit in Berlin on 6 October 2018. Out of 651 pre-screened entries received from 93 countries covering all regions, the Grand Prize in the Best ideas Category was presented to Shadi Alzu’bi of Jordan for his “Water Watt” which uses a device made from recycled plastic waste to generate electricity from water flow inside pipes, making low cost accessible in refugee camps and remote areas. The People’s Choice Award in this category went to Kratika Gupta of India for her project, “Educating Every Person on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.”

In the Best Project Category, the Grand Prize was presented to Venoranda Kuboka of Kenya for her project “Wardi (a Swahili word meaning rose flower)” which uses soccer and dance to educate people on prevention of sexual and gender based violence, provides girls with practical self-defense skills as well as psycho-social support to the victims.

The People’s Choice Award in this category went to Shahzeb Khan of India for his invention “Swiftheal,” which is a low cost electronic portable device to help heal injury and surgery wounds swiftly.

Watch the video profiling all the winners here and find the complete list of winners from these links: Best Ideas Category / Best Projects Category.

You are also invited to take the free entrepreneurship online training year-round on the Entrepreneurship Campus.