Elevating youth to develop sustainable local and international startup ecosystems.

The Startup Wise Guys Foundation

We believe that investing in young people can transform communities. Our nonprofit foundation seeks to cultivate self-sustaining ecosystems of changemakers around the globe. 

Youth unemployment, post-pandemic, remains high across different continents. Here at Startup Wise Guys we want to give back and implement meaningful change in the way we know best… 

The Startup Wise Guys Foundation provides entrepreneurial opportunities that empower and equip future generations to take the next step forward and enter the world of work. By upskilling and instilling confidence in today’s youth, we want to ignite their passion to achieve their best. 

Through inclusive and accessible educational initiatives, we aspire for young adults from all backgrounds to be geared up with the digital know-how, business knowledge and courage to take their futures into their own hands.






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Our Mission and The Vision

In line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals we aim to support young people from diverse backgrounds and help them acquire the necessary skills to develop an entrepreneurial mindset.

This means that we envision a future where young people can access  entrepreneurial ecosystems no matter where they come from. When empowered with the necessary tools of critical thinking, collaboration, self belief and innovation, they too can become entrepreneurs and create positive impacts in their communities.

Programs at Foundation

Take a look at our unique learning experiences that will give young minds a taste of what it means to be an entrepreneur:

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Young entrepreneurs Program

Discover your inner startupper with a summer program that will equip you with the necessary tools and skills to understand the startup world.

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Erasmus for young Entrepreneurs

A cross-border exchange program that offers self-employed professionals and associations to be supported free of charge by one or more foreign collaborators, for a period of 1 to 6 months.

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Meet the people who make the magic happen.

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Davide Coppola

Program Coordinator