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Organised by our partner at SMU Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship - The 11th Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition is BACK!

Do you have a BOLD idea that could reshape the future? This is the perfect platform to pitch your startup to TOP investors, government agencies, multinational companies and stand a chance to win UP TO S$2M worth of prizes!

Application is open for student founders & university alumni from 🌏 all over the world! 

Be one of the trailblazing TOP 50 finalists who get to FLY and STAY in Singapore for FREE! 💥

Themed “Innovations Beyond Boundaries”, the 11th edition of the biennial LKYGBPC brings together the best and brightest minds from around the world to address challenges of the 21st century and reimagine a smart, sustainable and resilient future. This year, LKYGBPC is looking for new innovators from around the world to come up with ideas and solutions across five areas of focus:

1. Urban Solutions and Sustainability

Carbon Capture Technologies, Circular Economy, Green Economy Technologies, Energy & Grid, Air, Water and Waste Management, AgriTech, FoodTech, Food Safety, Built Environment, PropTech and Sharing Economy

2. Smart Nation & Digital Economy

Smart Citizen, Smart Governance, Cybersecurity, Blockchain Technology, EdTech, LegalTech, FinTech, InsurTech, HRTech, eCommerce

3. Manufacturing, Trade & Connectivity

Industry 4.0, Supply Chain & Logistics Tech, Transportation & Mobility

4. Human Health & Potential

Digitech, HealthTech, MedTech, Precision Medicine, Life Sciences & BioTech

5. Media & Entertainment

Metaverse, Web 3.0 Impact on Social Media and D2C, Immersive Technology, Future of Gaming and Game-Fi

*Check out the full listing for areas of focus here.

Benefits of Joining LKYGBPC

Application is FREE. By joining the competition, you stand a chance to:

  1. Win up to S$2 million worth of prizes

  2. Receive complimentary flight and accommodation for top 50 finalist teams to attend BLAZE (Finals Week) in Singapore

  3. Engage in intergenerational conversations with C-suite level mentors from MNCs and government agencies who can open doors for you in the region

  4. Network with top student founders around the world and recruit talented youths in Singapore at the largest campus movement on innovation among Universities in Asia

  5. Learn about opportunities in Singapore for founders around the world via Changemaker Conversations, Site visits and Immersion Activities

Who is eligible to participate in LKYGBPC

  1. Each team or startup must have at least a founding member or founder, who is a current student or recent alumni of less than 5 years.

  2. “Current student” is defined as any person who is enrolled in a full-time polytechnic, undergraduate, postgraduate, or PhD programme at a tertiary institute.

  3. “Recent alumni” is defined as any person who graduated or left school or took a sabbatical after 1 January 2019.

  4. There is no restriction on the number of members in a team or company.

🚀 Apply before 31 March 2023! >>

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