The Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) Global is an eight-month programme that inspires, equips and enables youth of different nationalities to start or scale up their
social enterprises in Singapore and beyond.

Since 2010, YSE Global 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.


Join Us as a Participant

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!

Gain access to an international ecosystem of investors, industry experts, experienced mentors, and a growing network of over 1,300 young changemakers from 42 nationalities. Be inspired by leading social innovation trends and market insights from the region. Shortlisted teams will stand a chance to scale up their social enterprises with up to S$20,000 in funding.

Expand your impact with YSE Global 2022! Applications are open from 14 February to 24 April 2022, 11.59pm (GMT +8).

Our Impact

S$910,000 grant funding awarded to 53 social enterprises (2010-Mar 2022)

86% of grant winners remain in operation

75% of social enterprises grew from seed stage to start-up stage and beyond through YSE Global

94% of alumni gained network expansion through YSE Global

S$2 million worth of employment created by alumni annually

Social Return on Investment (SROI) of S$3.91 for every S$1 invested in YSE Global


See more in the YSE Impact Study, which evaluates the programme’s impact on its alumni and their social enterprises from 2010 to 2019.

What You Can Expect


Join an international ecosystem of young changemakers, including like-minded individuals, corporates, and successful entrepreneurs.


Gain access to insights from industry experts and professionals.

Study Visits

Embark on overseas study visits and gain global perspectives on social entrepreneurship.


Start or scale up your social enterprise with up to S$20,000 in funding.

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Support Us as a Mentor

Mentorship is a key component of YSE Global. We offer two tracks for mentors: Business Modelling and Entrepreneurship. Our dedicated mentors are leaders in their fields and provide guidance for our participants to achieve their social entrepreneurship goals. If you are interested in joining us as a mentor, get in touch with us!

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