‎ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ Innovations Beyond Boundaries

Reimagine a Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Future


Gathering young founders from around the world to tackle 21st century challenges.

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Asia’s Largest University Startup Challenge returns in 2023. Apply Now!
 

LKYGBPC* in Numbers *10th LKYGBPC

> 1,800 Universities Reached

> 650 Universities Represented

> 70 out of the world's Top 100 Universities represented

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.​

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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. 

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

Events

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Around The World

Engaging creative minds at international roadshows

Changemakers Conversations

Thought-leadership panel discussions

VC Office Hours

1-to-1 consult with industry veterans

BLAZE

Grand finals - Battle of the Best

Prizes

Lee Kuan Yew Beta Prize
S$100,000
Cash Prize

Lee Kuan Yew Infinity Prize
S$100,000
Cash Prize

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

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

APRW Public Relations Resource Prize 
S$100,000
Professional Service Prize

NSCC Supercomputing Resource Prize
S$83,200
Professional Service Prize 

Maybank Youth Entrepreneurship Shield
S$75,000
Cash Prize

Lee & Lee Legal Resource Prize
S$50,000
Professional Service Prize

Protégé Futurist Investment Prize 
S$25,000
Investment Prize

Best Professor-Student Team Prize  
S$20,000
Cash Prize  

Best Presentation Prize 
S$20,000
Cash Prize  

People’s Choice Award (Beta Category) 
S$10,000
Cash Prize

People’s Choice Award (Infinity Category) 
S$10,000
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

Corporates

Government Agencies and Urban Developers

Students & Faculty in Innovation, Sustainability and Entrepreneurship

Application Opens Now!

Application opens now 'til 31 Mar 2023. Current students and recent graduates are invited to reimagine the future and vie for the coveted connections and top prizes.