Young Social Entrepreneurs
Our Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) programme inspires, equips and enables youth of different nationalities to start or scale up their social enterprises in Singapore and beyond.
Since 2010, the YSE programme (YSE Factsheet) has nurtured a network of youth with innovative business ideas 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.
What we offer
- Network – Join an international ecosystem of changemakers including like-minded individuals, corporates, practitioners and successful entrepreneurs.
- Mentorship – Gain access to industry experts and professionals for mentorship.
- Study visits – Embark on overseas study visits to gain insights.
- Grants – Develop your social enterprise with up to SGD$ 20,000 in funding!
16 social enterprises comprising 37 young changemakers from Australia, Canada, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines and the United States of America were shortlisted into the eight-month Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) 2017 programme from 15 to 18 March. Over the next few months, they will go through a mentorship scheme with leading business professionals and experienced entrepreneurs, a week-long experiential study visit to India, and regroup at the end of the year to pitch for up to SGD20,000 each to launch or scale their social enterprises. Read more about these aspiring changemakers here.
6 teams were awarded S$20,000 each at the YSE 2016 Pitching for Change held on 21 October 2016. 15 shortlisted teams representing Singapore, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Azerbaijian, the Philippines, Thailand and Yemen pitched their business ideas to the judges. The 6 winners were chosen based on impact, scalability and sustainability of their social enterprises. Find out more about the event here.
Remarks by Ambassador Ong Keng Yong, SIF Chairman, at the Young Social Entrepreneurs 2016 Workshop Closing Reception at Raffles City Convention Centre
Welcome Remarks by Ambassador Ong Keng Yong, SIF Chairman, at the Young Social Entrepreneurs 2016 Dialogue at *SCAPE The Tree Top
YSE 2017 Study Visit to Mumbai
16 shortlisted teams from the Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) 2017 programme were in Mumbai, India from 12-16 June 2017 to study the vibrant social entrepreneurship landscape in India and connect with prominent Indian social...
Meet some of our Citizen Ambassadors who make friends for a better world and inspire others to do the same. Without them, we would not be able to do what we do. We celebrate their work and how they connect for change.