Participants, judges and speakers at the end of YSE 2012’s 3-day workshop
Winners of YSE workshop (Team C): Start Now, Young Entrepreneurs Hub and Young Sprout, with judges SIF Governor and Managing Director of DBS, Karen Ngui and Ashoka Fellow Jack Sim
Winners of YSE workshop (Team B): The Daily Artist, Helping Hands, Project Moses and Youth Master, with judges Nawal K. Roy from McKinsey & Co. and Rajen Makhijani from Heidrick & Struggles
Winners of YSE workshop (Team A): BagoSphere, I.M. Pad and Socialce, with judges Mechai Viravaidya and Elim Chew
Nicholas Chee, Founder of Sinema Media, reveals the realities of running a social enterprise
Benny Se Teo, owner of Eighteen Chefs hosts the young social entrepreneurs at his restaurant, giving them a taste of his social enterprise journey
Aseem K Thakur, Co-Founder of GIVE.sg sheds light on online marketing
Nawan Poovarawan, Thai SIF ASEAN Fellow (1999) shares on how to market a business, through her work experience at Google
Mechai Viravaidya with this year’s Young Social Entrepreneurs
Mechai Viravaidya, Chairman of PDI, advises participants on social business after his dialogue session
Participants discuss business ideas with their peers to refine their business plans
Professor Patrick Turner from INSEAD conducts a workshop on developing sustainable business models
Mentors from the MBA schools of INSEAD, NUS and NTU review the participants’ business plans
Executive Director of Ashoka Singapore, Chris Cusano, interacts with participants, sharing the fundamentals of social entrepreneurship
SIF Governor and social innovator, Elim Chew, opens YSE 2012, sharing with participants on “how winners are made”
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Our Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) programme seeks to inspire, equip and enable youths of different nationalities to embark on social enterprise in Singapore and beyond.

Launched in 2010, the programme nurtures a network of social entrepreneurs where the power of ideas, know-how and resources can be harnessed for good.


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