Session: Corporate Leaders Using Technology to Accelerate Youth Entrepreneurship in Times of COVID
Unemployed youth has risen to over 71 million people worldwide.
One and again we see that the younger generation of social entrepreneurs have great ideas with grassroots solutions to tackle innumerable social issues, and though they are equipped with much enthusiasm and desire to challenge the status quo, they lack the business tools and guidance to succeed. Simultaneously, corporate women tend to be more sympathetic about social issues, especially today when COVID-19 is spiking youth unemployment levels and they want to contribute their skills and expertise to support SDGs but don't know how. Well, today, in times where unemployment is at its high we need both entrepreneurship but also thoughtful business mentors that guide the growth of successful projects.
Now is the time to use technology to foster digital relationships that reduce unemployment and accelerates social entrepreneurship, and this session will share how.
Cecilia Chapiro, is a latin@ entrepreneur working in tech and entrepreneurship. She's an expert in frameworks for building startups. Her core interest is at the intersection of data and emerging technology to solve the most pressing social problems. Originally from Argentina, Cecilia has lived and worked in Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, England, Germany, Spain and USA.
As the Founder of Yunus & Youth, a social business endorsed by Nobel Prize Muhammad Yunus, she has accelerated multiple social ventures globally by connecting ideas of innovative social entrepreneurs with corporate leaders, to drive financial sustainability in social enterprises.
In addition, Cecilia has spent the last three years advising the United Nations Children’s Fund on the setup and structure of its first venture fund. Cecilia sources investments across developing and emerging economies, targeting frontier tech start-ups with open source technology solutions. She also helped launch the first crypto-denomindated fund in 2019, for which she advises the blockchain portfolio of investments and works with entrepreneurs as they grow their tech ventures.