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blaze finals week

         Empowering Next Generation Technopreneurs!

Connect with Tomorrow's Innovators!
Blaze brings together the brightest minds from the world’s most entrepreneurial universities to address the challenges of the 21st century.

11th LKYGBPC IN NUMBERS Record-breaking Submissions!


     Prize Winners

100 Regional News Coverage

>1,100 Attended LKYGBPC Events

About The Competition

11lky tagline horiThe Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition (LKYGBPC) is a biennial university startup challenge in Singapore which is organised by the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE) at Singapore Management University. ​

​The LKYGBPC derives its name from Singapore’s founding Prime Minister, who developed the country’s defining business plan bringing Singapore onto the global stage. It is this spirit of entrepreneurship, innovation and ambition that the competition enshrines.​


Themed “Innovations Beyond Boundaries”, the 11th edition of the LKYGBPC brings together the brightest minds from the world’s most entrepreneurial universities to address the challenges of the 21st century and reimagine a smart, sustainable and resilient future.


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BLAZE Finals Week

A week-long event bringing inter-generational networking and LKYGBPC Grand Final

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Changemakers Conversations

Thought-leadership panel discussions

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VC Office Hours

1-to-1 consultation with senior venture capitalists!

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Mixer Night

An evening of art & tech installations, food stands, open bar, live music and performances! 

Areas of Focus

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Urban Solutions and Sustainability
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Manufacturing, Trade & Connectivity
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Human Health & Potential
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Smart Nation & Digital Economy
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Media & Entertainment


Lee Kuan Yew Beta Prize
Cash Prize

Lee Kuan Yew Infinity Prize
Cash Prize

SMU Chancellor Cup
In-Kind Prize

Wavemaker Sustainability Investment Prize 
Up to S$300,000 
Investment Prize

PUB Water Technology Innovation Award
Up to S$250,000
Deployment Prize

YIT Haina Innovation Prize
Cash & In-Kind Prize

Kajima Innovation Award
Cash Prize

Zhang Fan Global AI Initiative Prize
Cash Prize

APRW Public Relations Resource Prize 
Professional Service Prize

NSCC Supercomputing Resource Prize
Professional Service Prize 

Maybank Young Entrepreneurship Shield
Cash Prize

Sembcorp Greennovation Award
Cash Prize

Lee & Lee Legal Resource Prize
Professional Service Prize

The Maybank ASEAN Startup Award
Cash Prize
For the Top 15 ASEAN Startups

INTA Foundation Social Innovation Prize
Cash Prize
For 2 Winners

Best Professor-Student Team Prize  
Cash Prize  

People’s Choice Award (Beta Category) 
Cash Prize

People’s Choice Award (Infinity Category) 
Cash Prize

Convening a Global Community of Innovators

Early-stage Startups

Entrepreneurs and Student Founders

Inventors and Tech Professionals

Social & Sustainability Entities

Venture Capitalist (VC) and Investors


Government Agencies and Urban Developers

Students & Faculty in Innovation, Sustainability and Entrepreneurship