CVC Young Innovator Awards 2018

Congratulations to the four NEFer ventures shortlisted for the CVC Young Innovator Awards 2018. Social enterprise founder and Class of 2018 NEFer Marco Rovagnati was awarded the £30k prize money for his venture, Poa Poa.

CVC’s focused philanthropic efforts have an impact, in big and small ways. The international CVC Young Innovator Awards were established in 2015 and have so far provided seed funding for 23 young entrepreneurs in the UK, USA, Spain, France, Poland and Hong Kong to create the business and social enterprises of the future.


From left: Marco Rovagnati (PoaPoa), Buki Sule (Mal Haircare), Kike Onwinde (BYP Network) and Gian Power (Unwind London, The Lions Club)


We would like to thank CVC for supporting NEF and the entrepreneurial leaders of the future! 



You can see the winning venture and all the shortlisted ventures for the 2018 awards below.


Prize winner

Marco Rovagnati



Buki Sule


Gian Power


Kike Onwinde