The Youth Trailblazers Challenge - 4th Nationwide Preview
ABOUT YOUTH TRAILBLAZERS CHALLENGE
Our youths are an important backbone to the nation’s political, social and economic landscape as they constitute more than half of the total population of Malaysia . Being a first-hand participant in the everyday woes and challenges of our society, their innovative and fresh ideas are an asset that fuels the country’s socio-economic advancement. The youths of today are increasingly aware of their potential and are eager to make a difference and contribute to the nation through their efforts; theYouth Trailblazers Challenge helps them do just that!
The Challenge acts as a platform for youths to express their amazing ideas with the objective of assisting them to realize and commercialize it. It is a youth development initiative with a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship; encouraging youths to produce innovative ideas while training them to ensure that they are equipped with the right skillset to be a successful entrepreneur as well as to facilitate their access to funding opportunities. It also aims to bridge the gap between urban and rural ideologies of entrepreneurship and startups by involving youths from all parts of East and West Malaysia.
Partnering with Malaysian Development Corporation (MDeC), MyHarapan, Sunway Education Group, Ubuntu Malaysia, CIMB Group, SME Corp, MAD Incubator, Agensi Inovasi Malaysia, Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science & Technology(CREST), and Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd, this challenge is well on its way towards boosting the quantity and quality of innovations and start-ups. The programme is also endorsed by government ministries such as the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Education (MOE) just to name a few.
The Youth Trailblazers Challenge kicks off with a nationwide boot camp roadshow beginning with the Klang Valley, Penang, Kedah, Terengganu and ending in East Malaysia by end of August. Participants will be required to attend a two-day ideation and entrepreneurship training with the intention of creating impactful ideas which will be submitted to the Challenge. Participants will be given 5 impact areas – Technology Innovation, Community and Social Development, Education Development, Internet-of-Things and Embedded System, and Startup and SME Development– which they will ideate into dynamic concepts for the Challenge. Submissions are open to both technological and non-technological ideas and are subject to the eligibility criteria.
As a prelude to the 1st ASEAN Youth Leadership and Startup Summit in December where the winners of the Challenge will be announced, the Youth Trailblazers Challenge is every Malaysian youth’s ticket to establishing their own startups while becoming trailblazers in nation building.
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