Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition (LKYGBPC) derives its name from Singapore’s founding prime minister, who developed the country’s defining business plan bringing the Asian city onto the global stage.
It is this spirit of intelligence, entrepreneurship, innovation and ambition the competition enshrines as it invites the brightest minds from the world’s most entrepreneurial universities to come together to tackle the challenges of the 21’st century.
The competition is a platform for Singapore to engage with the global innovation & entrepreneurship community, and showcase our innovation capability and ambition to the rest of the world.
Theme: Smart City
This year participants are invited to propose innovative technology/data centric products and services that address the opportunities and challenges a smart city faces in the following areas:
|Launch of Competition||Monday, 20th March 2017|
|Submission Deadline||Friday, 16th June 2017|
|Announcement of Finalists||Friday, 14th July 2017|
|Acceleration Programme for Finalists||Monday, 11th September – Friday, 15th September 2017|
|Finals (Awards presentation and after party)||Friday, 15th September 2017|
The submission will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Innovativeness of Business Idea
- Commercial Feasibility
- Impact of Idea – Market, Societal Impact & Sustainability
- Capability to Execute
Teams will participate in intensive startup workshops, attend events featuring prominent entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in Asia, have direct access to acclaimed mentors and visit key innovation hotspots in Singapore.
All expenses paid: Return flights, accommodation, meals & transport.
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