Innovation Programme

 
 

30 Youths
10 Countries
1 Mission

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.

How it works

 
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Online Programme

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.

Singapore Programme

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.

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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.

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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.


Our Track Record

100%

Continuing their startup venture

67%

Working on original solution

100%

Accepted into an incubator/competition within 2 months of YSI SEA's programme

What You Get

Fully Funded 5 Month Innovation Programme

 
  A Driven Team    You do not need to worry about finding people who are as passionate as you to tackle an issue - leave it to us. We will provide you with driven team members from across Southeast Asia.

A Driven Team

You do not need to worry about finding people who are as passionate as you to tackle an issue - leave it to us. We will provide you with driven team members from across Southeast Asia.

  Knowledge    We have developed our own curriculum and knowledge bank to help you create a startup from scratch. We keep a look out for the latest development in the space so that you get access to the best that we have to offer.

Knowledge

We have developed our own curriculum and knowledge bank to help you create a startup from scratch. We keep a look out for the latest development in the space so that you get access to the best that we have to offer.

  Fully Funded Trip to Singapore   We will fly you to Singapore at the end of the online programme where you will meet your teammates and work on your ideas together. You will also get the chance to participate in workshops and explore the country!

Fully Funded Trip to Singapore

We will fly you to Singapore at the end of the online programme where you will meet your teammates and work on your ideas together. You will also get the chance to participate in workshops and explore the country!

  Mentorship    We have a network of domain experts and experienced mentors to help you along your innovation journey. Rest assured that you will get the guidance and wisdom when needed.

Mentorship

We have a network of domain experts and experienced mentors to help you along your innovation journey. Rest assured that you will get the guidance and wisdom when needed.

  Network and Community   We have established a wide network of businesses and social enterprises you can learn from. Together with our Earthpreneurs community, we ensure that you are able to get all the help that you need to create a successful start-up.

Network and Community

We have established a wide network of businesses and social enterprises you can learn from. Together with our Earthpreneurs community, we ensure that you are able to get all the help that you need to create a successful start-up.

 
 

What You Give

Creating a start-up is hard work, and we require you to play your part as one of our participants

  Work in a Team   You will be put into regional teams in our programme. We are looking for open minded people who respect different cultures. You should be willing to understand different walks of life with the intention of creating a positive impact, together.

Work in a Team

You will be put into regional teams in our programme. We are looking for open minded people who respect different cultures. You should be willing to understand different walks of life with the intention of creating a positive impact, together.

  Time   We require you to dedicate  around 15-25 hours a week  to the programme between February 2019 and July 2019, and to  continue working on the start-up  after the programme has ended.

Time

We require you to dedicate around 15-25 hours a week to the programme between February 2019 and July 2019, and to continue working on the start-up after the programme has ended.

  Willing to Learn   We don't expect you to know and be able to do everything. We do need you to bring your best into the programme and pick up skills along the way.

Willing to Learn

We don't expect you to know and be able to do everything. We do need you to bring your best into the programme and pick up skills along the way.

  Passion   We need you to be passionate about tackling sustainability issues (any of the 17 SDGs) and the desire to create a better future!

Passion

We need you to be passionate about tackling sustainability issues (any of the 17 SDGs) and the desire to create a better future!

  Working Online   As majority of our programme is online, we require you to work online with a team from all over SEA. A stable internet connection would be great. If this is an issue, do reach out to us in the application and we will figure out how to work around this.

Working Online

As majority of our programme is online, we require you to work online with a team from all over SEA. A stable internet connection would be great. If this is an issue, do reach out to us in the application and we will figure out how to work around this.

  Drive & Perseverance   We want driven youth who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, and bold enough to actually do it.

Drive & Perseverance

We want driven youth who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, and bold enough to actually do it.