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DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA THAT CAN 
CHANGE THE WORLD?

WILDCARD ROUND FOR
YOUNG FOUNDERS SUMMIT 2019 IS NOW OPEN!

APPLY

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DEDICATED TO TEENAGE FOUNDERS

Young Founders Summit is a global start-up competition and accelerator programme, dedicated to teenage (and pre-teen) founders who want to use innovation and technology to disrupt the status quo, improve lives and change the world.

 

CO-ORGANIZED BY

YOUNG FOUNDERS SUMMIT ASIA 2019

 

In 2018, 400+ students applied.

30 teams from 6 countries were chosen to come to Singapore to compete in the Semi-Finals.

One team has since built a business which processed >USD 50,000 of transactions; one has written a book to raise awareness and funds about elephants; and another has physically collected 1 tonne of recyclable materials!

This year, USD 15,000 of cash prizes are up for grabs.

The champion takes home USD 10,000, and a real-world, business building experience that is like no other.

Are you up for it? Are you the next changemaker?

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WHY JOIN?

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Amazing cash prizes:

1st place: USD 10,000 cash

2nd: USD 2,000

3rd - 5th: USD 1,000

Top 5 also gets mentorship from the U.S. to launch your own startup (see FAQ for details)

 

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Get connected. Grow your network of future leaders and changemakers from around the world

 

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Be mentored by and get real advice from inspiring entrepreneurs and experts

 

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More than a paper.

Find out if you have what it takes, and learn to create and deliver a real product from your idea 

 

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WHO SHOULD APPLY

⇒ Interested in innovating and creating stuff

10 to 18 years old

 Thinks it would be cool to be a start-up founder (or part of a founding team) and change the world

 With or without an existing idea

 

PROCESS AND TIMELINE

30 September

 Deadline to submit pitch video and pitch deck for Wildcard Round

 

1st Week of October

Winners announced and Semi-Finals preparatory stage commences

 

October - November

6-Week Prep Stage: Semi-Finalists will be mentored by an entrepreneur / industry expert 

 

16 - 17 November

Semi-Finals and Final pitches in Beijing. The Top 30 teams will pitch their businesses and Champion wins USD 10,000 cash prize and ongoing mentorship to build your startup

HOW TO JOIN

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1. Register your team's interest 

2. Read the info pack and guidance lessons provided

3. Prepare your 10-page pitch deck and 5-minute pitch video

Deadline for you to submit your pitch is 30 September, 11:59AM

 

We have waived the upfront fee! You only pay SGD200 per person if you are selected for the Semi-Finals (fee covers online mentorship with a dedicated expert; AWS workshop, Beijing's Silicon Valley and startups tour, lunch, and networking dinner in Beijing)

APPLY

“We're here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise, why else even be here?"

Steve Jobs

“Entrepreneurship is about creating change, not just companies"

Mark Zuckerberg

"Your life's course will not be determined by doing the things that you are certain you can do. Those are the easy things. It will be determined by whether you try the things that are hard."

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook

LAST YEAR'S FINALISTS

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CaterX

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 Country: Philippines

CaterX is about making great events. We make finding and booking catering services easier and faster. You can compare different packages and find the catering services that's best for your needs. Because CaterX believes that great events start with finding the right Catering Services.

They have been recording 1 mil pesos of monthly transaction value.

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Recycler 

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Country: India

Recycler is an app in which you can connect with people that will take your waste that can be recycled. Think of us as the Uber of Recycling.

These days not everyone can go to places to drop their recyclable waste due to lifestyle choices. Not recycling can cause big problems for the environment and harm animals and humans. We came up with this idea of door to door pickups to help facilitate recycling and help provide a better quality of life for those that often work in waste management especially in developing countries like India.

They have collected 1 tonne of recyclable materials.

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Cure Band

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Country: Singapore

Cure Band is a young startup creating easy to use health monitoring systems for everyone. Cure Band is a watch that finds cardiac risk points for the elderly. It can also detect an irregular heart rate and alerts the emergency services if required.

They continue to work on their medical wearable.

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Guardian

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Country: India

Guardian is an app and wearable that aims to provide safe travel routes for women in India. An app that helps the user map out safe routes, updates family real-time of any situation, and alerts your contacts and the authorities in the case of an emergency.

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Plastique

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Country: Malaysia

Plastique aims to make the 3D modeling and printing industry more environmentally friendly by using recycled plastic waste. 

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Gen. Connection

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Country: Singapore

Generation Connection is an app and web based platform that bridges the gap between people aged 50+ and youth, by creating mentors through interests, while keeping all users safe online. A child OR an adult can be the mentor depending on the interests and hobbies!

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WANT TO SUPPORT THE NEXT GENERATION OF CHANGEMAKERS?

YFS is run as a not-for-profit event and is made possible thanks to sponsors, mentors, advisors, and volunteers. If you're interested in joining hands with us and supporting our cause, please fill up the form below and we'll be in touch.

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MORE QUESTIONS?

Check out the FAQ below or email us at youngfounders@smarterme.sg