Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition

Deadline: 31 January 2015
Open to:  full-time university undergraduates, college and polytechnic students from around the world
Prize: 1st US$36,000; 2nd US$12,000; 3rd US$3,000; 4-5-6th US$500; Most Promising Young Entrepreneur Award S$5000


Welcome to the eighth biennial Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition, an event named after Singapore’s first Prime Minister who’s widely recognised as a strategic thinker and a global visionary.
Organised specially for undergraduate, college and polytechnic students around the world, the competition continues to be a platform for entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Participants will be able to showcase their business plans and entrepreneurial talents on a global stage, attract seed funding to further their business ambitions as well as extend their network of friends and business contacts through the Competition.
Participants stand to win up to US$60,000 in cash, prizes and business development opportunities. Overseas finalists will receive 5-night hotel stay in Singapore for 2 core team members.
SMU’s Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship is the organiser of the competition together with SMU students.
Competition Rounds


The Competition is open to all full-time university undergraduates, college and polytechnic students (participants who are university undergraduates, college or polytechnic students during the period of 1st January 2015 – 20 August 2015 are eligible to participate).


Winners of this Competition stand to win the following:
Finalists Prize Money
First Prize US$36,000
Second Prize US$12,000
Third Prize US$3,000
Fourth – Sixth Prizes US$500
Most Promising Young Entrepreneur Award S$5000

**Most Promising Young Entrepreneur Award

Apart from the top 6 teams, there will also be an individual Most Promising Entrepreneur Award. This Award recognises outstanding entrepreneurial potential among the finalists.


Read about <<Rules&Regulations>> 


Finalists are to send in an essay on “Why I should be receiving the Most Promising Young Entrepreneur Award” to lkystaff@smu.edu.sg by 31rd July 2015. The essay should include, but not be limited to the following:-

  • Personal Statement
  • Referees’ Comments
  • Evidence of Entrepreneurial Potential
  • Evidence of Entrepreneurial Involvements

Register  online HERE. Registration deadline is 31 January 2015

Official website



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