Vembi is one of the six winners in the Singapore International Foundation’s (SIF) Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) Global 2021 programme.
Vembi was represented by Ms. Vidhya Y, co-founder and Anshumaan Agrawal, Sales and marketing lead in the programme. The finals were held after after eight months of intense learning and mentorship. Vembi stands to win S$20,000 to help scale up the social businesses. The 12 teams were from countries like Cambodia, China, Jordan, India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Singapore which were in turn shortlisted from 41 teams from 16 countries. In the lead-up to the finals called Pitching for Change, the young change-makers participated in a series of webinars and virtual business clinics.
SIF Governor and YSE Global 2021 Lead Judge, Ms Ng Shin Ein, noted that there is a growing pool of tech-savvy youths globally who are driven by a keen sense of social purpose to create positive change.
She said: “It is truly an exciting time for social innovation. Technology has created many opportunities for young entrepreneurs to make a difference in a sustainable manner. They have developed innovative solutions for pressing social and environmental challenges, with dual bottom lines of profit and impact. The SIF is proud to support these social enterprises in their journey to create greater social impact.”
YSE Global seeks to inspire, equip, and enable youth from different nationalities to start or scale up their social enterprises. This SIF signature programme has, in its 12 years, nurtured more than 1,300 alumni of 42 nationalities and a global network of 628 social enterprises.
Ms Vidhya Y, said: “There is so much to learn from the international social enterprise scene. We met many inspiring individuals and groups who shared their unique and innovative ways to make the world a better place through YSE Global.” Anshumaan Agrawal, adds, “Their passion and drive to effect positive change are infectious. I am proud to be part of the YSE!”
For more details: Singapore International Foundation
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