The purpose of the Youth Engagement Society Competitive Startup Fund is to accelerate the growth of youth-based initiatives and find solutions to local and global challenges. These funds will be awarded competitively to startups/ideas that have the capacity to succeed in local or global markets, serving a public need or a promising community-based initiative. The fund is designed to enable these startups to reach key technical or commercial milestones by allowing them to gain considerable exposure and opportunities to meet potential partners, investors, key audience and stakeholders.

We invite individuals or organizations led and made up of youth to apply for this competition. 


  1. There is NO COST to participate/apply for the Startup Fund Competition. Please note that the application can only be done through the link below.

  2. Read the Startup Rules and Eligibility.

  3. Complete Online Startup Application Form by 11:59 pm on April 15th, 2021.

  4. Download, complete and email your proposal word document to by 11:59 pm on April 15th, 2021.


Please email your form to once completed and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.