The Young Social Entrepreneurs Programme (YSE) aims to inspire, equip and enable the youth of different nationalities to embark on social enterprises (SEs) in Singapore and beyond. If one has a social enterprise idea, YSE wants to help them in making it happen. Participants will learn from leading social entrepreneurs, business professionals and other youth who are keen on social innovation, while expanding their networks for potential collaborations for good.
The Singapore International Foundation (SIF) believes in inspiring young change makers to make their social enterprise idea a reality. Through the Young Social Entrepreneurs Programme, it nurtures a network of social entrepreneurs, where the power of ideas, know-how and resources can be harnessed to enrich lives and effect positive change for a better world. The YSE 2019 workshop is put together with the intention of allowing participants to learn from and interact with leading social entrepreneurs, business professionals and other youth who are keen on social innovation, while expanding their network of contacts for collaborations and partnerships.
Throughout the first three days, the participants will participate in dialogues and business clinics to learn from the experience of different social entrepreneurs and gain feedback from professionals and practitioners on their business plans, so that they can refine their ideas and improve on their business presentations. On the last day of the workshop, the young entrepreneurs will present their business idea/proposal to a panel of judges. The presentation will determine the top 16 teams that will be shortlisted to progress to the next components of the YSE journey that is spread across the next eight months – an overseas study visit, mentor-ship scheme and the final pitch
(Pitching for Change session).
Launched in 2010, it has close to 900 alumni representing 29 nationalities. Many of the graduates of this programme have reached success in their social entrepreneurship journey and today, all of them are working relentlessly to change the world for a better tomorrow.
- Join an international ecosystem of changemakers including like-minded individuals, corporates, practitioners and successful entrepreneurs
- Gain access to industry experts and professionals for mentorship
- Embark on the overseas study visit to gain insights
- Develop your social enterprise with up to SGD$ 20,000 in grants
- Have a viable business proposition that addresses a social issue
- Are a committed individual or a team (up to 3 members can join the programme)
- Are between 18 to 30 years old
Register yourself through https://www.sif.org.sg/our-work/gb/yse/applications before December 9th 2018!