Social entrepreneurs enter the sector to achieve results they believe in — for the good of their community.  Those who survive have wrestled a variety of challenges, including lack of funds, lack of resources and, often limited experience running an organization.

Increasingly, in both the nonprofit and the for profit world, the ability to lead an organization efficiently to drive mission distinguishes the best social entrepreneurs from those who are merely good.

Today, we’re pleased to share this announcement of an award designed to find and support these leaders, not just with money but also with genuine mentorship from those who came before.

To learn more about or to apply to the 2011 Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs Program, please visit:

Do you know of any programs or awards aimed at young entrepreneurs?  Share them in the comments section below!