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Singapore International Foundation (SIF) Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) Global 2022 Application

Deadline: April 24th 2022

Singapore International Foundation (SIF) Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) Global 2022 Application

The Singapore International Foundation (SIF) believes in equipping, enabling and inspiring young changemakers like you to scale your social enterprises. The Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) Global is a six-month programme that inspires, equips, and enables youth of different nationalities to scale up their social enterprises in Singapore and beyond.

Since 2010, YSE Global has nurtured a network of youth with innovative business models focused on social good. Together with established social entrepreneurs, business consultants and investors, we harness the power of ideas, know-how and resources to effect positive change for a better world.

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HOW DOES THE YSE GLOBAL WORK?

The YSE Global spans six months, comprising the following components: online workshop; four-month (4) remote mentorship, monthly capacity building sessions, and Pitching for Change where teams can pitch for grants of up to S$20,000 to develop their social enterprise.

Requirements:
  • Looking to scale up your social enterprise? If you are aged between 18 to 35 and have a viable and innovative business solution to a social issue, submit your application now!

WHAT DOES THE YSE GLOBAL OFFER?

International Network
Join an international network of changemakers including like-minded individuals, corporates, practitioners, and successful entrepreneurs Mentorship Gain access to industry experts and professionals for mentorship.

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.

AM I ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

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

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DO I NEED AN IDEA TO APPLY?

Yes! We are looking for young changemakers with great ideasthat 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, we want to hear from you!

CAN INDIVIDUALS APPLY OR DO I NEED TO FORM A TEAM TO APPLY?

Yes, individuals can apply but we 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.

IF MY SOCIAL ENTERPRISE HAS BEEN RUNNING FOR SOME YEARS, AM I ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

Yes, you are welcome to apply. Our programme is designed to best suit the needs of seed to early-stage
enterprises. The selection process will also take into consideration the stage of development of your enterprise, and whether you would be able to fully benefit from what the programme offers.

CAN I RE-APPLY IF MY TEAM OR I HAVE APPLIED TO A YSE PROGRAMME PREVIOUSLY?

Yes, we would still encourage you and/or your team to re-apply as you may have changes to your social
enterprise since then. We do have cases of YSE alumni who have re-applied and were successfully shortlisted into the YSE Global.

CAN MY TEAM SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE APPLICATION?

We strongly recommend that you submit only one application containing the social enterprise idea that you are committed to growing.

For More Information: Visit the Official Webpage of the Singapore International Foundation’s Young Social Entrepreneurs Global Programme 2022

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