Founders Flash: The Sustainable Entrepreneur Movement

The second annual Young Sustainable Impact conference hosted 25 innovators – all under 25 years’ old and from around the world – to develop solutions for global issues.

YSI was founded by Maiuran Loganathan, a 19-year-old Norwegian entrepreneur who, in response to the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, got inspired to bring his generation more actively into the conversation

At the end of the YSI conference, five teams of five entrepreneurs were prepared to present a fully-fledged proposal for a startup addressing one of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

For example, one team is working with an MIT professor and the water tech company Xylem to develop a cost-effective filter; another is using mapping to address inequality in access to youth mental health services.

YSI organizers were careful to fill the teams with representatives from a variety of countries; one team, for example, has entrepreneurs from India, Vietnam, the Philippines, Italy, and Taiwan.

Learn about YSI and its annual conference, and more in this edition of Founders Flash.

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