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APPLY || 2022 Singapore International Foundation’s Young Social Entrepreneurs Global Programme 

APPLY || 2022 Singapore International Foundation’s Young Social Entrepreneurs Global Programme

APPLY || 2022 Singapore International Foundation’s Young Social Entrepreneurs Global Programme 

Do not miss out of the currently ongoing Singapore International Foundation’s Young Social Entrepreneurs Global Programme

Deadline: April 24, 2022

The Singapore International Foundation is now accepting applications for its Global Programme for Young Social Entrepreneurs 2022. The YSE Global 2022 initiative aims to inspire, equip, and allow young people from all walks of life to start and run social enterprises in Singapore and around the world. They want to assist make it happen if you or your networks have viable and innovative commercial solutions to social issue(s) anywhere in the world!

Do you want to grow your social enterprise? Submit your application now if you are between the ages of 18 and 35 and have a viable and innovative commercial solution to a social issue.

YSE Global’s Background

Since 2010, YSE Global has cultivated a network of young people with socially conscious business ideas. We leverage the power of ideas, know-how, and resources to impact good change for a better world in collaboration with established social entrepreneurs, business consultants, and investors.

Since its inception in 2010, the YSE program has inspired, equipped, and enabled over 1,300 alumni from 42 different countries. They’ve given over S$790,000 in funding to more than 40 social companies so far, and they’re still seeing their growth and effect in the region. Forbes (30 Under 30), Ashoka, Acumen, and others have recognized their young changemakers as remarkable creators and impact leaders.

The program is entirely online.

Benefits

Participants will gain access to an international ecosystem of over 1,200 alumni and Shortlisted teams will also stand a chance at securing up to S$20,000 grant to scale up their social enterprises.

  • Network: Join an international ecosystem of young changemakers, including like-minded individuals, corporates, and successful entrepreneurs.
  • Mentorship: Gain access to insights from industry experts and professionals.
  • Monthly capacity building sessions: Broaden perspectives on social entrepreneurship through capacity building opportunities to connect, network and learn from key players in the social enterprise landscape.
  • Grants: Develop your social enterprise with up to S$20,000 in grants

Eligibility

  • If you are between the ages of 18 to 35 years old, you are eligible to apply.
  • The YSE Global is open to participants of all nationalities, however, due to overwhelming responses received yearly and the limited intake per cohort, applications from the following countries will be prioritised: • Cambodia • China • India • Indonesia • Laos • Malaysia • Myanmar • Singapore • Vietnam.
  • They are looking for young changemakers with great ideas that harness enterprise solutions for social issues. You do not need to have an incorporated/registered social enterprise before applying. If you have a viable idea or are in the early stages of building your enterprise, they want to hear from you!
  • Individuals can apply but they highly encourage you to form a team. Having more than one member for your social enterprise allows you to maximise the benefits of teamwork and support as the work grows.
  • They welcome social enterprises addressing social issues of any sector or industry to apply. However, the programme will strongly consider social enterprises with an environmental focus and/or digital-related solutions.
  • It is not necessary for your operations to be carried out in Singapore.
  • Teams can submit more than one idea. However, in the interest of fairness to other participating individuals/teams, only one of your ideas may be selected.
  • Applications are accepted in English.

Application

Your application is assessed based on:

  • Social Impact: The benefits that the community receives, and potential impact to the community/issue
  • Innovativeness: Creative and enterprising ideas, as well as unique aspects of the business models
  • Feasibility and Sustainability of Business Idea: Viability of business idea
  • Commitment: Capacity and dedication towards being a changemaker

Programme Timeline

Workshop Jun 2022 (online workshop + pitch to be further shortlisted)
6-Month Mentorship

Capacity Building Session

Jul – Oct 2022

Jul – Oct 2022

Pitching Nov 2022 (for up to S$20,000)

Deadlines closes on 24 April 2022, 23:59hrs (Singapore time)

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit YSE Global.

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