Young Founders Summit is a global start-up competition and accelerator programme, dedicated to teenage (and pre-teen) founders ages 11 to 18 who want to use innovation and technology to disrupt the status quo, improve lives and change the world.
Since 2018, 1,600+ students have applied to join Young Founders Summit.
We've seen teams from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia, India, Japan, Hong Kong, S. Korea, Brunei, and UAE, with ideas ranging from AgriTech, EduTech, HealthTech, FinTech and more.
120+ teams have been selected for mentoring and got their chance to turn an idea into a startup, at being a founder.
In 2022, we are looking for ideas that are not only innovative, but will actually create a positive impact.
Do you have what the world is looking for?
How might we achieve environmental sustainability and create a healthier, more sustainable future world?
How might we reduce waste, utilize resources more efficiently, explore cleaner alternatives, reverse the effects of climate change and keep reducing our environmental footprint?
How might we build inclusive, adaptable, and sustainable cities?
How might we use digital technologies to improve quality of life, drive greater prosperity and sustainability, and shape engaged and empowered citizens?
How might we achieve equality, promote diversity and drive inclusive growth?
How might we provide equal access to technology, education, skills, income-earning opportunities, and healthcare and financial services to ensure that no one gets left behind in this digital economy?
We are also open to ideas that fall outside these 3 themes but that create positive social, economic, environmental, or governance impact.