Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) 2017 kicks off with 138 global youth participants gathering in Singapore for a robust four-day Workshop. 16 teams, who presented social business ideas with the most potential, have been shortlisted to embark on YSE’s eight-month long incubation programme.
The shortlisting of YSE 2017 teams was made possible with our panel of judges (in alphabetical order) Mr Calvin Chu, Managing Partner of Eden Strategy Institute; Mr David Chong, SIF Governor; Ms Divya Patel, Founder & CEO of Impactfull Advisors; Mr Dorji Tashi, Executive Director of Loden Foundation; Mr Eugene Ho, Head of Corporate Affairs, Southeast Asia of SAP; Mr Jan Croeni, Principal of Croeni Foundation; Mr Lian Wee Cheow, SIF Governor; Mr Ng Song Wah, Executive Director of Asia Philanthropic Ventures; Mr Paramesh Prasad, General Manager of Networks, Logistics and Optimisation of Swire Shipping; Mr Rajan Raju, Special Advisor to the SIF; Mr Siddharth Pisharody, Associate Director of Temasek International; Ms Sumitra Pasupathy, Country Director, Singapore and Malaysia, of Ashoka; Mr Tee Yu Jin, Representative of Asia Philanthropic Ventures.
We would like to thank our Dialogue panellists (in alphabetical order) Ms Amita Chaudhury, Regional Director of Sustainable Business for South East Asia and Australasia of Unilever; Ms Christy Davis, Executive Director of Asia P3 Hub of World Vision International; Dr Ji Xiaocong, Director of Entrepreneurship Centre of the Youth League of Tsinghua University; Mr Vincent Loka, YSE 2015 alumnus and Co-founder of WateROAM; and Mr Wilson Ang, Executive Director of Global Compact Network Singapore (Moderator).
We also extend our gratitude to our Fireside Chat session’s panellists (in alphabetical order) Ms Elim Chew, Special Advisor to the YSE and entrepreneur (Moderator); Ms Jassy Lin, SEP Business Director of Non-Profit Incubator; Mr Jamon Mok, YSE 2013 alumnus and Founder of Backstreet Academy; and Mr Martin Tan, Executive Director of Institute for Societal Leadership.
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