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Apply! YSI Innovation Program 2018 (Round 1)

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Applications are now open for the YSI Innovation Program 2018. The aim of the program is to create a real startup that helps solve the sustainable development goals and are economically viable. The program offers knowledge and tools in innovation, creativity and leadership.

Deadline
15 February 2018

Basis of YSI Program
Elements of three established frameworks:
Design Thinking: will be used to bring participants from empathizing about a problem based on a SDG to explore solutions.
Lean Startup Methodology: would enable participants to test their assumptions regularly and systematically.
Agile Principles: will be introduced, to participants to kick-start them on their project management and execution journey.

Value
YSI programs are 100% free for all participants and it is a fully funded trip to Oslo, including flight, accomodation and food. You will live in Oslo for two weeks in August.. It does however take a lot of time, and it’s expected to use between 15 and 35 hours each week from April 2nd – August 26th.
-All expenses covered (Flight, food and accommodations) and trip to Norway
-Meet the entrepreneurial community of Oslo, Norway!
-Learn about and get training in creativity, innovation, teamwork, and leadership.
-Mentors, access to investors, and some of the best talents under 25 years in the world in your team.
-Learn about innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship through action and our curriculum.
-A golden chance to create a real startup tackling the sustainable development goals.
-Learn to work online, with a diverse team
-Get access to a huge network of young talents and a community of driven people.

Eligibility
-Between 16-25 years of age.
-All countries can apply
-People with 15-25 hours to use every week from April-August.
-Dedicated people with a real drive for solving the world problems.
-People who are willing to make time and wants to create a real startup.
-People with a proven track record of excellence in resilience, drive, and who are passionately able to use their skills and knowledge towards a project of any kind.
-Open minded people who are willing to understand different walks of life, see things in a new perspective, and with an intention of creating a positive impact.
-People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, and bold enough to actually do it.
-People who doesn’t get discouraged by creating a startup remotely with new people from different continents.
-People who can make decisions and keep their cool under extreme uncertainty.

Application
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