Applications on for YSEALI Generation Startup Weekend PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 28 June 2015 14:44

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Generation Startup Weekend August 4-6 which takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The YSEALI Generation Startup Weekend is hosted by Techstars SE Asia in partnership with the United States Department of State and YSEALI and will take place during the ASEAN Regional Forum which is being held in Malaysia the same week.

Interested applicants should join YSEALI if not already members and submit a one-minute video pitch describing their idea for helping Southeast Asia grow in the areas of economic development, civic engagement, environment and education.  The deadline for applications is July 3, 2015.

One hundred and ten aspiring entrepreneurs from South East Asia, aged 18 to 30, will be selected to take part in the event.  Participants will receive entrepreneurship training and build online apps. The team that creates the best app will win a free trip to the United States to meet entrepreneurs, business and technology incubators, and key companies.  Second and third place winners will receive seed money.

All teams will receive long-term mentoring and coaching.  Training, transportation, food, and lodging are provided at no charge to selected participants.

Complete instructions and the application can be found at yseali.state.gov/regional-exchanges/.

Launched in 2013, YSEALI is U.S. President Barack Obama’s signature program to strengthen leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia. Programs and engagements include U.S. educational and cultural exchanges, project-funding, competitions, networking, and international/regional activities that revolve around the themes of environment, education, civic engagement, and economic development. More info and free registration can be found on the website youngsoutheastasianleaders.state.gov.