Are you a young entrepreneur working in social good? You should consider applying to Hitachi's Yoshiyama Entrepreneur Award. The company bolsters the work of young businesspeople addressing poverty through business.
The 2012 Yoshiyama Awardees are an impressive bunch. From managing a company that helps 'welfare-to-work' individuals in Florida, to creating opportunities for self-employment in Chicago's food deserts, these young entrepreneurs are helping lift their communities out of poverty. I have no doubt this year's group will be any less amazing.
It's a commendable corporate responsibility strategy, as Hitachi wins when the community wins.
“We are committed to finding and investing in leaders whose businesses are creating real opportunities for upward mobility for low-wealth individuals in America.” said Barbara Dyer, president and CEO of The Hitachi Foundation. “These young people are using the tools of enterprise to create positive social change; they are doing well while doing good.”
We posted this video in our last post, but it's so good, it's worth posting again. Watch it, then share this award application with your favorite inspiring Millennial entrepreneur.
When have you been inspired by a young entrepreneur? Why?