Facebook partnered with One Young World (OYW) to launch Facebook Social Entrepreneurship Award. The award grants advertising credits and exclusive Facebook mentorship by recognizing four social entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurs must have used the social media platform to deliver impact in main operating regions of Facebook such as North America, Asia Pacific and Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It is exclusive to OYW Ambassadors. The winners were announced by Carolyn Everson, Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions, and OYW Co-Founders Kate Robertson and David Jones via Facebook Live. Facebook awarded $70,000 worth of support and exclusive mentorship. A Nepali Entrepreneur Abhinav Khanal who is a co-founder of Bean Voyage (a venture which supports female coffee farmers in communities around the world which has increased revenue for female coffee producers by 300%) achieved the grand prize which includes $55,000 in ad credits and exclusive mentorship from Carolyn Everson. Kaleigh Killoran, co-founder of We Are Allies won regional prize from North America; Vincent Loka, co-founder of Water ROAM won regional prize from Asia Pacific; and Alain Nteff, co- founder of Gifted MOM won regional price from Middle East and Asia where The Regional prizes worth $5,000 ad credits and regional executive mentorship individually.
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