From The Star
Funding available for young ICT businessmen
KUALA LUMPUR: Youth below 30 years with businesses that benefit the community using information and communication technologies (ICT) can still apply for funding to expand their business.
The fully web-based Global Young Social Entrepreneurs’ Competition dateline has been extended to Sept 9 and there would be 100 winners selected by an international online jury.
The winners would be sponsored to attend the inaugural Young Social Entrepreneurs’ Forum (YSEF) during the 3rd Global Knowledge (GK3) Conference from Dec 11 to 13 in Kuala Lumpur.
YSEF is the highlight of the GK3 forum, which will be attended by funding organisations, mentors, experts and potential partners in the field of social entrepreneurship.
GKP Secretariat executive director Rinalia Abdul Rahim said, "The quality of applications received to date shows there are many ingenious, innovative young entrepreneurs who contribute towards a better future with new business models and can go far with our support".
Among the supporting members of GKP are the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Microsoft, International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
According to a statement from GKP, over 500 people have applied to date and those interested can apply online at www.globalknowledge.org/ysecompetition07.
The extension of this competition is a good sign that the organizers want more youths to participate. I guess us youths should take this opportunity and show em what we've got. Besides who does not like money eh? Malaysian Youths Boleh~