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YDC Young Entrepreneur Challenge 2014
Upcoming Events

  OCT -   DEC


Briefing Sessions in Tertiary Institutions

 31 DEC


Round 1: Deadline for Registration and Questionnaire Submission

 24 JAN


Entrepreneurial Forum 1: "Are You Ready and Hungry to be the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs?"

 28 JAN


Announcement of qualified teams for Round 2

 7 MAR


Entrepreneurial Forum 2: "Inside the Mind of a Successful Entrepreneur"

 16 MAR


Round 2: Deadline of Submission of Business Plan (5 pages) and 3-minute Visual Presentation

 18 APR


Announcement of Finalist Teams

 18 APR


Entrepreneurial Forum 3: "Passion and the Entrepreneur: Idea can be Good, but Where are Execution and Persistence?"

 24 APR


*Networking Event: Fireside Chat 1 & Meet Your Mentor

End APR -   JUN


Mentorship Program

 29 MAY


*Networking event: Fireside Chat 2

 6 JUN


Final Judging Day & Final Round: Presentation

 16 JUN


Awards Presentation Ceremony

 24 JUL


*Networking event: Fireside Chat 3

  1 AUG - 31 OCT


Winning teams attending related Conference and Workshops in Asia

  28 OCT - 8 NOV


*InnoCarnival 2015

  15 NOV - 30 NOV


Focus Group Discussion


Judging Criteria and Guidelines

Judging Criteria

Time to show your true qualities. A good business plan contains many sound characteristics that mark it out as a quality proposition. But judges will be looking closely at all aspects of the teams and their submissions with a keen eye on to finding the elusive proposals that are destined to make history. Judges will be looking at the following criteria (amongst others) during their deliberations.

  1. Innovation and Creativity
  2. Execution and Practicality
  3. Market Potential & Growth
  4. Investors' Return
  5. Workshop Attendance Records

In the event of the disqualification of a winning entrant for any reason, the Organizer may decide at its sole discretion to select another winner based on the same judging criteria.

The Organizer's decision on all matters relating to the competition including disputes and results will be final and no correspondences or discussions shall be entered into.

The Organizer reserves all rights to matters relating to the competition including competition rules, disputes and disqualification.


How are entries evaluated?

The judging panel is composed of the elite members of venture capitalists, successful entrepreneurs and industry professionals. They will place submitted proposals and their teams under close scrutiny. Are proposals viable? What returns will investors get? How convincingly is the idea presented?

Proposals that are likely to stand a chance will be those that have a foundation in creativity and innovation, a solid business proposition, sound strategy, reasonable financial analysis and a plausible execution plan. Demonstrate the merits of your proposal and see yourself progress to the finals.




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