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Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE)

 

Mentorship is a key component of our Young Social Entrepreneurs programme. Our dedicated mentors are leaders in their profession. They provide guidance and strategic counsel for our YSEs to achieve their social entrepreneurial goals.

Applications are now open for the following types of mentors:

  1. Workshop Mentor:

     Workshop mentors must have:

  • General business management knowledge such as business strategy, financial management, leadership, etc. or entrepreneurial experience
  • At least 2 years of work/business experience
  • Time commitment*:
    • 1-2 hours in January 2017 to help review YSE 2017 Applications
    • 4 hours at the end of March 2017 to mentor teams on general business fundamentals during the YSE Workshop

 

  1. Entrepreneur Mentor:

     Entrepreneur mentors must have:

  • At least 3 years of entrepreneurial experience, and currently running a business
  • Experience in social entrepreneurship is not necessary, but will be an added advantage
  • Some experience in doing business in Asia will be an added advantage
  • Willing to share contacts and networks with YSE mentees
  • Time commitment*:
    • 1 -2 hours in January 2017 to help review YSE Applications
    • 2-4 hours a month from April to October 2017 to mentor teams on practical aspects and challenges of starting up an enterprise

 

  1. Alumni Mentor:

     Alumni mentors must have:

  • Strong business management knowledge in a business area like business strategy, financial management, leadership, etc. or entrepreneurial experience
  • At least 3 years of work experience
  • Experience of doing business in Asia will be an added advantage
  • Willing to share contacts and networks with YSE mentees
  • Time commitment*:
    • 1-2 hours in January 2017 to help review YSE 2017 Applications
    • 2-4 hours a month from March 2017 to March 2018 to guide YSE alumni/previous winners in implementing their project milestones

*The time commitment is a rough guideline and a more detailed timeline will be given to selected mentors.

In general, all mentors must have:

  • Desire and passion to support the impact work of youth by imparting not just knowledge and skills but also help to grow their networks
  • Fluency in English
  • Experience or interest in any of these sectors: Health & Healthcare, Education, Environment & Energy, Business & Livelihood, Public Services & Volunteerism, Arts & Culture

Mentors are paired with YSE teams based on the mentor’s work/ business experience, area(s) of interest and the team’s area of work.

How to join?

For Workshop mentors, apply here.
For Entrepreneur mentors, apply here.
For Alumni mentors, apply here.

If you have further queries on mentorship, please contact the YSE team at yse@sif.org.sg

YSE Partners: If you are interested in social entrepreneurship and would like to get more involved with our YSE programme, please contact the YSE team at yse@sif.org.sg for partnership possibilities.

 

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