START YOUR MILLION DOLLAR COMPANY
Young Founders Summit @SEA gives you the opportunity to win USD 10,000 in cash prizes and bypass thousands of application to fast-track your team to Young Founders Summit Global, where 10 teams win USD 50,000 each in real startup funding!
That’s right, you can have your own million dollar startup before you even turn 18!
ABOUT YOUNG FOUNDERS SUMMIT GLOBAL
The world's first full scale startup accelerator for teenagers. 10 teams receive USD 50,000 each and spend 2 months in an accelerator program to start up your million dollar company.
In 2018, 1,200 teams from 26 countries applied. 8 teams won USD 50,000 each.
Young Founders Summit @ SEA is your direct pathway to this. Bypassing thousands of global applications, the winner of YFS @SEA wins a direct pass to the finals of YFS Global 2019.
If USD 10,000 cash and a trip to Los Angeles is still not compelling enough...
Opportunity to launch your own million dollar startup
Be part of a community of future leaders and changemakers
Gain access to inspiring entrepreneurs
Add this prestigious event recognized by Ivy League universities to your CV
KEY INFO FOR YFS @ SEA
1 Aug - 30 Sep
Applications open - submit your video pitch
30 Semi-Finalists announced
6 Oct - 16 Nov
Access to mentors to fine-tune your pitch. 6-week preparation for Semi-Finals
Pitch Day at Stamford American International School in Singapore! Winner advances to YFS Global
Winner(s) of YFS @SEA pitch in Los Angeles. Compete for USD 50,000
Winners of YFS Global get to join 2 months accelerator program in LA. Network, investment opportunities, launch your startup
HOW TO JOIN
Read the Change The World challenge guide.
Form a team of 2-5 members and register HERE
(you can still change your members later)
Wait for your acceptance info pack and start coming up with ideas
Record a video pitch (5-10 mins) and submit it before 30 September 2018
STILL NOT CONVINCED?
DON’T HAVE AN IDEA OR TEAM?
You don’t need to have an idea when you sign up and you only need to register a minimum of two team members at the time of registration
NOT SURE IF YOU HAVE THE TIME?
You have till Sept 30th to come up with a video pitch. In our experience, it takes 15-20 hrs to create a well thought out pitch (that’s just 1 hr a day!)
NOT SURE YOU’RE AN ENTREPRENEUR?
No one is born an entrepreneur. As long as you have an idea and passion, the Smarter Me team is here to guide you along the way
NOT SURE WHAT YOU NEED TO PITCH?
Well, you don’t need a market-ready product just yet! Your video pitch needs an idea, some market research, and a nice looking digital mock-up