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There is no cost to participate.
The main applicant must be an individual who is currently enrolled full-time in a polytechnic, undergraduate, postgraduate, or PhD program at a tertiary institution as of 31 March 2023. Individuals who were previously enrolled full-time in any of the aforementioned programs, but have dropped out between 31st March 2018 and 31st March 2023, are also eligible to apply.
There is no restriction on the number of members in a team or company. But the main applicant must meet the eligibility criteria.
- Yes, you may. In order for you to do so, you will need to withdraw your submission and re-register your new team and submit your proposal again before the submission deadline, which is on Friday, 31 March 2023.
- Please note that each individual member may be a part of only one team. In the event members are part of more than one team, all such teams will be disqualified.
Yes. The Competition is open to ALL full-time university students including (undergraduate, postgraduates and doctoral students), college and polytechnics students.
Yes, you may. The competition is open to recent alumni of not more than five years. “Recent alumni” is defined as any person who graduated or left school / took a sabbatical after 1 January 2019.
Yes, you may. You need to withdraw your submission and re-submit your proposal with the updated name of your business before the submission deadline, which is on Friday, 31 March 2023.
Please submit the following for your application:
- Executive Summary (not more than 500 words, in pdf). File should be named in this format: Summary_TeamName.pdf
- Pitch Deck presentation (no more than 20 slides, in pdf). File should be named in this format: Presentation_TeamName.pdf
- Optional submission of a video presentation that is not more than 5 minutes (mp4 format preferred). File should be named in this format: Video_TeamName.mp4
Yes, you can. However, if your team is selected and is eligible to travel to Singapore to participate in the finals, you are responsible for having the necessary travel documents and adhering to the Singapore government's travel advisory.
We will work with you to the extent possible to secure travel documents. As requirements for each country vary, please contact your local relevant department directly for more information.
Yes, you will. But this also depends on the eligibility of your visa.
- Yes, you will be sent an automated confirmation email. If you do not receive this email after uploading your entry, please check your junk/spam folder as it may have gone there.
- If you have not received it within 24 hours, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, you may. You need to withdraw your submission and re-submit your replacement presentation/video before the submission deadline, which is on Friday, 31 March 2023.
You will be notified via email by late April 2023 should you be shortlisted as Elite 150 or RVLT 50. The results will also be announced on the competition website.
Elite 150 is selected by International Judging Panel of the 11th LKYGBPC. We’ll be announcing the Elite 150 teams from our pool of applicants to invite them to participate BLAZE in Singapore in September 2023 where the LKYGBPC Grand Finals will be held.
From the Elite 150, we will unveil the best 50 teams (RVLT 50). The RVLT 50 will be entitled to the following benefits: (i) sponsored airfare and accommodation trip to Singapore for BLAZE for two members per team, (ii) one-on-one mentorship with an assigned mentor, and (iii) a chance to compete for up to S$2 million dollars-worth of prizes.
Only two members from the RVLT 50 will be eligible for the sponsored airfare and accommodation trip. Out of the two members, one member must be the main applicant.
We will follow up separately with you on the process of disbursement of prize money.
No. Each team is only allowed to choose one category to submit, and only one submission per team is allowed.
The Grand Finals week will take place during BLAZE in September 2023 in Singapore.
Yes, you may. However, please take note that the final presentation at the finals in Singapore must be in English.
It will be held during BLAZE, the finals week in September 2023.
It will be held in Singapore Management University.
- Yes, all shortlisted finalist teams will have to present in English. We require the powerpoint presentation slides to be written in English only during Finals and Grand Finals.
- Shortlisted teams for the Grand Finals will need to present in English.
There is a total of up to S$2 million worth of prizes to be won. The Grand Prize will be awarded to the top winner from each of the two categories. Finalists also stand a chance to win other thematic cash, investment and in-kind prizes.
There is no cost to attend the events.
The events will be made available on our website. You can check our website and Facebook for updates. You can also subscribe to our mailing list here.
You may check out Changemakers Conversations, VC Office Hours and Grand Finals Pitching. Check out the 2020 edition here!
- Anyone can sign up for the Changemakers Conversations, a series of panel discussions surrounding current trends and topics on innovation.
- Any local and international start-ups are highly encouraged to sign up for VC Office Hours where we organise one-on-one consultation sessions with VCs.
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The Changemakers Conversations is a series of virtual panel discussions that centers on innovation and sustainability with industry pioneers and changemakers.
Any local and international start-ups are highly encouraged to sign up for VC Office Hours where we organise consultation sessions with VCs.