The Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) Regional seeks to inspire, equip and enable young changemakers to scale up or amplify the impact of their social enterprise. Held over two days in an Asian city, selected teams from the workshop will be invited to join the annual six-month YSE Global that takes place in Singapore.

YSE 2023 Regional | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Applications are open until 12 March 2023. Join the YSE community and kickstart your social entrepreneurship journey in Malaysia today!

The YSE Regional 2023 | Kuala Lumpur (25 - 26 March) is organised by the Singapore International Foundation (SIF), in collaboration with Universiti Malaya (UM), to equip youths in Malaysia with social entrepreneurial knowhow and networks. The programme will bring Singaporean, Malaysian and regional professionals together to inspire, equip, and enable youth to start their social enterprises both locally and regionally.

Held at the UM campus, the target programme participants are young changemakers studying in UM and neighbouring Institutes of Higher Learning in Kuala Lumpur, with the passion to start social enterprises. The SIF will select teams, based on suitable criteria including:

  1. Aged between 18 to 35 years old
  2. Fluent in written and spoken English
  3. Has viable business ideas to solve social issues
  4. Committed individuals or teams of up to five members per team to participate

Post programme, the SIF will select three teams for additional support to scale their social enterprises. These teams will be invited to join the SIF’s YSE Global 2023 - Workshop in Singapore from 7 - 10 June 2023. They will vie for the opportunity to take part in the six-month YSE Global 2023 programme, which will provide them access to mentorship, capacity-building opportunities, international networks, and grant funding of up to S$20,000.

About YSE Overseas Workshop

What You Can Expect


Gain access to mentorship with industry experts and professionals.

Knowledge Exchange

Engage and exchange peer learnings with fellow social entrepreneurs.

International Network

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

Industry Exposure

Be connected to key players across sectors as they share their insights.

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