YSE 2017 Pitching for Change

After eight months of workshops, mentoring sessions and an overseas study visit to India, our Young Social Entrepreneurs presented their social business ideas at Pitching for Change 2017.

Young Social Entrepreneurs of various nationalities looking enthusiastic and ready to pitch their social enterprise ideas!
Ernest Wong (right) of Camp Hiro from Singapore conducting a live simulation during his pitch to the panel of judges. His enterprise aims to raise awareness of existing social problems and empowering youths through experiential activities.
(From left) Jowynna Xia Ni Yeo and Kok Chin Ning from Malaysia answering questions from the judging panel about their social venture. JM Nutrition Consultancy improves community health and seeks to prevent diet-related diseases through food and nutrition education for children.
Pramod Bhurji from WOW Foundation, pitched to a panel of judges, for a shot at receiving seed funding to launch his eco-friendly, sustainable solid waste management system business in India.
YSE2017 shortlisted team SIGNS brought their business’s social mission of promoting an inclusive society right to the Pitching for Change event. The team invited a sign language interpreter to translate the business pitches for our deaf and hard-of-hearing guest attendees.
Judges applauding the efforts that our young changemakers have put into their social business pitches.
SIF Governor and Lead Judge, Ng Shin Ein (left) providing insightful feedback to our Young Social Entrepreneurs during Pitching for Change.
(Left) Shafiqah Nurul Afiqah Ramani, YSE 2016 alumnus and Co-Founder of PsychKick, facilitating a discussion at the ‘Changing the Conversation’ session. Participants were encouraged to brainstorm on ideas for tackling issues involving marginalised groups as key partners.
YSE2017 team, Auctorem Solutions exchanging contacts with (from left) Executive Director Ng Song Wah and Founding Member Tee Fong Seng from apVentures.
(Left) Leonard Soh from Lemongrass Factory explaining to Ambassador Ong Keng Yong on how the social enterprise works with Cambodian farmers to produce essential oils.
Chanon Pumguman (right) sharing about Effund’s innovative social business model on matching community needs with CSR interests in Thailand.
A lively atmosphere of camaraderie amongst the Young Social Entrepreneurs during the announcement of the winning teams.
SIF Special Advisor (Young Social Entrepreneurs), Elim Chew (left) presenting the People’s Choice Award to Camp Hiro from Singapore. The team won the popular vote by members of the public who attended this year’s Pitching for Change.
(From left) Ambassador Ong Keng Yong with Chaitanya Powar, Abishek Sharma and Harikrishnan Santhosh from Auctorem Solutions, India, a Young Social Entrepreneurs 2017 winning team.
(From left) Ambassador Ong Keng Yong with Fadhila El Discha and Febri Purborini Raharningrum from Bhumihara, Indonesia, a Young Social Entrepreneurs 2017 winning team.
(From left) Ambassador Ong Keng Yong with Vanessa Paranjothy, Rebecca Paranjothy and Joanne Paranjothy from Freedom Cups, Singapore, a Young Social Entrepreneurs 2017 winning team.
(From left) Ambassador Ong Keng Yong with Hamzah Assaduddin from GigiCare, Indonesia, a Young Social Entrepreneurs 2017 winning team.
(From left) Ambassador Ong Keng Yong with Kok Chin Ning and Jowynna Xia Ni Yeo from JM Nutrition, Malaysia, a Young Social Entrepreneurs 2017 winning team.
(From left) Ambassador Ong Keng Yong with Summaiya Afreen, Minakshi Thakur and Rahul Goswami from Lakshya Jeevan Jagriti, India, a Young Social Entrepreneurs 2017 winning team.
The six winning teams from the Young Social Entrepreneurs Programme 2017 will receive up to S$20,000 each in seed funding to launch and develop their social enterprise!
37 youths from eight countries and territories take a final group shot at Pitching for Change, wrapping up their eight-month journey together as Young Social Entrepreneurs. All teams are now part of the global YSE network comprising more than 700-strong changemakers.
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