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LogoYOUNG FOUNDERS SUMMIT 2020 IS HERE!

IMAGINING A FUTURE WORLD OF IMPACT UNICORNS 

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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 ages 11 to 18 who want to use innovation and technology to disrupt the status quo, improve lives and change the world.

 

YOUNG FOUNDERS SUMMIT 2020 IS HOSTED BY

EXPERIENCE YOUNG FOUNDERS SUMMIT

 

Since 2018, 700+ students have applied to join Young Founders Summit.

We've seen teams from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines India, Japan, Hong Kong, Brunei, and UAE, with ideas ranging from AgriTech, EduTech, HealthTech, FinTech and more.

58 teams got their first taste at turning an idea into a startup, at being a founder.  

In 2020, we are looking for ideas that are not only world-changing, but will actually create a positive impact.

Do you have what the world is looking for?

WE'RE SEARCHING FOR STARTUP IDEAS IN THESE
FIVE CHANGE PILLARS

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WHY JOIN?

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Top 6 startups at the Demo Day will get: 
+ Exclusive access to a 5-day "Hell Week" incubation bootcamp,

+ The chance to get up to S$5,000 Young ChangeMakers grant by the National Youth Council of Singapore

+ Cool prizes worth USD3,000+ from Amazon
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+ Exclusive invitation to UNDP's Youth Co:Lab Summit 2021.

More prizes to be announced soon!

 

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Grow your network of future leaders and changemakers from around the world. You will be invited to our private community of youth innovators and entrepreneurs from all over Asia.

 

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Rare opportunity to be mentored by top entrepreneurs and experts - advisors who can guide you and advise you as you build on your idea.

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Yes you get to add this cool experience to your CV.

But it's more than a certificate. Find out if you have what it takes to create and deliver a real product from your idea. 

 

PROCESS AND TIMELINE

1 Jun - 30 Sep (Extended deadline!)

 Students apply to join Young Founders Summit 2020 and go through the online entrepreneurship lessons, ideate, and create a business plan. It's absolutely FREE to sign up and join Young Founders Summit!

30 Sep
(Extended deadline!)

Deadline to submit pitch video and pitch deck.
Top 30 teams will be selected and announced by 2nd week of October.

 

Oct - Nov

The Top 30 teams will get access to live online workshops by the United Nations Development Programme ("UNDP") and other startup experts, and 1-on-1 advisory hours with mentors.

 

2nd Week of Dec

Young Founders Summit - a 3-day event in Singapore that kicks-off with startups tours & visits, fireside chats with founders, pitch workshop.

The Top 30 teams will pitch their ideas in a Demo Day. The Top 6 will be invited to join an intensive 5-day incubation bootcamp!

HOW TO JOIN

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1. Register your interest (individually - you can register even if you do not have a team yet) - It's free to join!

2. You will get access to our online Human Centered Entrepreneurship Course

3. Form a team, prepare your 10-page pitch deck and 5-minute pitch video and submit as a team by
30 September, 11:59PM (GMT+8)

 

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LIVE COACHING ACCESS

You can self-learn using our pre-recorded entrepreneurship course - it has all you need to know to prepare a solid business pitch.

But if you want our advice on your ideas and how to improve your pitch and set you up for success, signing up for this Live Coaching Access gives you:

  • + 1-hour live online workshop on "How to Analyse if Your Idea Meets the 3 Criterias"

  • + 1-hour live online workshop on "Finding and Researching your Customer"

  • + Two 30-minute advisory sessions with the Co-Founder of Smarter Me   

Fee: SGD 150 (Early Adopter: SGD 100 for the first 20 students)

 

SIGN UP

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“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
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MORE QUESTIONS?

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