The Teenizer program, supported by UniCredit Bulbank as part of the bank’s ESG strategy, launched its fourth edition with 400 students and 50 mentors from 30 locations across the country. This is an eight-fold increase in interest in the program compared to the first edition. It is a program to promote the startup culture and business skills of teenagers in 10th and 11th grade. The participants will work together during the school year to turn their passion and hobby into a successful business venture. They receive support from successful mentors.
This competition for young entrepreneurs, as well as dozens of other similar initiatives, are organized with the support of UniCredit Bulbank under the FinCulture program of the Social Impact Banking initiative.
One of the significant goals of the program is to increase the financial culture of the people in our country by supporting a growing ecosystem of partners in the field of education such as schools and universities, non-governmental and business organizations throughout the country. With these partners and the voluntary work of dozens of bankers, more and more people in our country receive free training in basic skills for personal and business finance management.
A project for a minimalist life as a solution against consumerism; cleaning up space debris, sustainable hair recycling from hair salons; application for a community of dog owners; an open-air cinema project in an epidemic setting. These were some of the ideas that the students from the entrepreneurship program Teenager worked on in February 2021.
Source: Bank’s press release from October 25, 2021