11th LKYGBPC - 2023 Edition


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Day 1 Highlights

The LKYGBPC Finals Week was electrifying! Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies, Mr. Heng Swee Keat, met the 53 international finalists and participated in an exclusive fireside chat held during the Opening Ceremony, which also saw the launch of Protégé Ventures Fund II and the new LKYGBPC Book showcasing the remarkable success stories of past champions.

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Day 2 Highlights

53 finalist teams pitched live to an esteemed panel of judges in a qualifying round for the Grand Finals at Singapore Management University.

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Day 3 Highlights

The RVLT50 finalists had an exhilarating day as they explored The GEAR, Kajima, LaunchPad at OneNorth, and Sembcorp Industries Ltd, engaging, and sharing about their startups with industry leaders, executives, and investors! Selected teams also had the opportunity to pitch for the prestigious Kajima Innovation Award and Sembcorp Greennovation Award!

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Day 4 Highlights

The top eight grand finalists delivered compelling pitches to our esteemed Grand Finals Judges! The afternoon included a captivating panel discussion on youth entrepreneurship and an awards presentation for sponsored prizes. To conclude this amazing journey, we gathered at CHIJMES for an eagerly anticipated Mixer Night, celebrating the culmination of Blaze, the RVLT50 finalists, and the contributions of our youth community, founders, investors, and industry leaders.


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  6. LIANHE ZAOBAO - Heng Swee Keat: The public sector should be at the forefront in creating an innovative society [11 Sep 2023]
  7. THE BUSINESS TIMES - Protege Ventures launches new S$500,000 fund to develop student entrepreneurship [11 Sept 2023]
  8. THE STRAITS TIMES - Singapore can be a trusted node for technology and innovation: DPM Heng [11 Sept 2023]
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  12. NIKKEI ASIA - Singapore attracts Western early-stage startups despite funding winter [26 Sept 2023]