Application Deadline: January 18th, 2020

YSI innovative calls for application for their 2020 programme. The Innovation Programme will provide you with the frameworks, mentorship and resources to start a company which enables you to bring your ideas in any of the above 3 focus areas into reality.

Our fully funded Innovation Programme focuses on shaping you into an innovator, and enables you to work in strong teams or individually to create lasting solutions to Southeast Asia’s pressing Energy, Food & Circular Economy problems.

We support people who have the potential and the willingness to create tangible social impact. So if you’re applying in search of a founding team, fantastic! We specialize in forging strong regional teams and supporting them during their initial phases of running an impact company.

If you prefer to work on your idea alone, not to worry! Our own curriculum and knowledge bank is designed to help you create a startup from scratch with or without a team.

Who Are We Looking For?

  • 18 – 35 years old Southeast Asian residents

  • Current or aspiring entrepreneurs looking to create an impact start-up who are looking for a founding team, or are confident in being a solo founder

  • Committed individuals with a passion for one of the 3 focus areas and a drive to see through the implementation of a solution and execution of their business plan

  • People who have one (or more) of the following:

    • Demonstrated a track record of action to address issues related to a focus area

    • Has technical expertise to create software or hardware solutions

    • Has started or played a key role in a start-up in an area unrelated to sustainability

There are 3 rounds in the application process, each with specific purposes. Anyone eligible is welcome to apply for Round 1. Those who qualify for subsequent rounds will be informed via email.

  • Round 1 (15th Dec 2019 – 18th Jan 2020): Programme comprehension and motivation assessment

  • Round 2 (1st Feb 2020 – 8th Feb 2020): Value alignment and skills assessment

  • Round 3 (13th Feb 2020 – 25th Feb 2020): Final interviews

Please apply here