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Inspiring young people to launch their own business

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Helping budding entrepreneurs take their first steps

We believe in equality for all – whether that is within our own business or within the communities we operate in. And, in Germany, UniCredit HypoVereinsbank is the country’s only bank offering an inclusive learning programme for students both with and without disabilities.

The aim is to provide students with practical learning resources to support their own start-up ideas – and, ideally, to accompany them as they launch their business. 

Entrepreneurial thinking is encouraged and students are given supplementary qualifications for their further education and careers, as well as mentorship from our volunteers from UniCredit HypoVereinsbank.

One successful participant is 22-year-old Yannick Andricek, who was accompanied by a UniCredit HypoVereinsbank volunteer mentor in the inclusive founder mentoring program – and now runs his own successful video editing company, YA-media. He has also graduated from high school and is currently studying business informatics. 

Yannick also sees himself as a role model for other handicapped students. We are proud of his extraordinary young career, which emphasises the importance of offering such an inclusive learning programme.

I've been involved for several years now and I'm always amazed at how creative and committed our students are and what great ideas they come up with."

Sandra Schulze

UniCredit HypoVereinsbank

Nothing is impossible and you should never be deterred."

Yannick Andricek

Student and founder of YA-media

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