Friday, July 31, 2009

Asia Pacific Future 100 :Application Invited from Youth Social Entrepreneurs

The Foundation for Youth Social Entrepreneurship (FYSE) is a regional organization with the aim to inspire and empowering young people to take actions which create positive change and real impact in their communities, their countries and Asia. By providing a range of tailored support including campaigning and training that is youthful, exciting and dynamic FYSE aims to inspire youth to take actions now, no matter how big or small their actions might be.

The profile of the Asia Pacific Future 100 fellows includes young entrepreneurs and social changemakers under the age of 30 who are an inspiration to other young people.

Asia Pacific Future 100 members are young people who dared to stride out by setting up their own business, social enterprise, NGO or sustainable project. They have overcome challenges by realizing their vision and believing in themselves.

We will have two categories for the awards: commercial entrepreneurship and social Changemakers.

Commercial entrepreneurs includes individuals who set up a business in any field of commerce, with the main objective of achieving profit returns.
Social Changemakers are individuals who have set up a business, social enterprise, NGO or informal sustainable project with the main objective of achieving social returns.

The Asia Pacific Future 100 is a regional nomination process. Nominations are invited from: Mongolia, China, Japan, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Brunei, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Myanmar.


Application
Applications will be open from 1st May to 31st August 2009.



Applications including all supporting documents should be emailed as .zip file named “nominee name _ country” to future100@fyse.org

Endorsement letters should be emailed by the endorser as .pdf file named “nominee name _ country” to future100@fyse.org


Selection process
We are looking for young people who dared to stride out, to realize their own vision by setting up a business, social enterprise or NGO. We are looking for young people who have a story to tell, who can inspire other young people to follow suit, therefore applicants from all industries and business scales are invited to apply.

The Nomination committee will forward applications for the Asia Pacific Future 100 program to the Jury to make the final selection for the fellowship. Our auditor will finally confirm the results before we will announce the selected Asia Pacific Future 100 in October 2009.

Selection Criteria:
The following selection criteria apply to all nominees:
• Leadership potential of the Founder
• Growth potential of project/business;
• Social impact
• Financial sustainability
• The originality of the business/ project concept

The panel also considers:
• The entrepreneur's age when the business was started; and
• Any special challenges that had to be overcome.

Source: http://fyse.org/index.php?p=1_8_Application




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