Sissa Pagels & Louise Lindén
Young Innovation Hub
Young Innovation Hub identifies and educates young leaders and role models to build hubs for young entrepreneurship and change work - locally and globally. Through social innovation and start-up methods, young role models and change agents grow through Young Innovation Hub's meetings and networks.
Growing up in a rural smalltown in southern Sweden, both Sissa and Louise felt that a) the school does not provide enough possibilities and opportunities for youth to develop and thrive, and b) that you had to leave town to become someone.
By founding Young Innovation Hub, Sissa and Louise wanted to change that and empower youth through social entrepreneurship and give them tools to create their own future, no matter where they are from. Their solution is built upon a "training the trainers" model, where municipalities (after onboarding/training from YIH) hire youth to run the different hubs around Sweden.