Young Founders Summit is a platform for youth changemakers to convene, get entrepreneurship education, mentoring, networks and funding to create innovative solutions that solve sustainability challenges and create a change.
Our mission is to make entrepreneurial mindset and skillset accessible to Generation Zs globally. We believe that by nurturing Gen Zs’ changemaker heartset, combined with digital-first innovation, it will unleash a future world that is inclusive, accessible, and sustainable.
Since 2018, we have impacted 1,600 students, built a community of 114 expert mentors.
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 chosen to be mentored and guided on how to turn their idea into a startup.
In 2022, we are looking for ideas that are not only innovative, but will create a positive impact.
Do you have what the world is looking for?
Some examples of challenges -
How might we further the transition to renewable energy and better leverage its use in everyday life?
How might we increase the affordability of sustainable, alternative products such as alternative food sources or plastic substitutes?
How might we create new, sustainable/technological solutions to reduce waste?
How might we contribute to the circular economy and give new value to used products at the end of their useful life?
Examples of challenges -
How might we better prepare students to succeed in the future workforce?
How might we support students with different learning needs?
How might we utilize education to address the lack of female participation in deep tech fields?
How might we make education more accessible and affordable for underrepresented/underprivileged communities?
How might we better support students' social, health and holistic needs?
Example of challenges -
How might we increase educational, vocational and/or accessibility opportunities for underprivileged communities?
How might we ensure equal access to health services and advance health well-being and health equality?
How might we encourage racial diversity amongst youth who delve into entrepreneurship?
How might we increase employment opportunities for underrepresented/underprivileged communities?
These 3Es are examples, but your idea does not have to be within the 3Es. We are open to any ideas as long as they generate positive impact.