Innovations Beyond Boundaries

Step into the future at the Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition where the young and daring from all over the world gather to demonstrate technologies for a better world.​

Asia’s Largest University Startup Challenge returns in 2023!

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

The 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. 

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


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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


Grand finals - Battle of the Best

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

Application Opens Mid-Oct 2022

Application opens from Mid-Oct 2022 to Mar 2023. Current students and recent graduates are invited to reimagine the future and vie for the coveted connections and top prizes.