Innovation Programme 2019
Now Accepting Applications for our Fully Funded Programme from 1st December 2018 to 5th January 2019
Your journey towards creating a real, measurable impact starts with us.
Our fully funded innovation programme focuses on shaping you into a social innovator, and enabling you to work in strong teams to create lasting solutions to one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). We specialize in forging strong regional teams and supporting them during their initial phases of running an impact company. By pushing the frontiers of online working, we bring together youths from across Southeast Asia to unite in their efforts to creating viable startups addressing pressing issues in the world.
Who are we Looking For?
18 - 25 years old’s (we do encourage slight rule-breaking for those over 25)
Residents of (or those born in) Southeast Asia
Those with a passion for sustainability and/or their areas of expertise
Those willing to apply as an individual to work in a diverse team of 3 co-founders
15th Feb 2019 - 7th July 2019
You will start by working with a team of diverse and deeply passionate individuals from all around Southeast Asia. The outcome of this phase is to have a tested product or prototype prior to coming to Singapore.
18th July 2019 - 29th July 2019
Our programme includes a fully-funded trip to Singapore for 10 days. Here, teams meet each other physically for the first time, and continue to refine their business models in preparation for the business pitches.
Conference & Showcase
28th July 2019
Your Demo Day - Pitch to YSI SEA’s select group of investors, incubators, and businesses. Sell your idea and build partnerships to grow your startup.
In the afternoon, showcase your ideas to the public and interact with social enterprises which are doing great work to push sustainability.
Post-Programme Follow Up
29th July onwards
Upon completion of the 5 months, you will transition into the YSI SEA fellowship where the goal is to create long-term traction for your company. YSI SEA is here to help every step of the way.
What You Get
Fully Funded 5 Month Innovation Programme
What You Give
Creating a start-up is hard work, and we require you to play your part as one of our participants