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, we have 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!
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.
16 Social Enterprises representing 7 nationalities impressed judges with their business presentations and were shortlisted on Day 4 of the YSE 2016 workshop, held from 16 to 19 March. In the next eight months they will be mentored by leading business consultants and successful entrepreneurs, participate in an overseas study visit, and regroup in October to pitch for funding. Read more about these aspiring changemakers 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, Treetop at Scape
The Physiotherapy Education Upgrade Project, Vientiane City, Lao PDR
“The Physiotherapy Education Upgrade Project” is another milestone in the 20 year friendship between SIF and communities in Laos to uplift lives and build enduring friendships for a better world.
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.