The CYE Competition, short for "Creative Young Entrepreneur" is a pitch competition dedicated to fostering innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit among today's brightest minds.
We are more committed than ever to providing a platform where aspiring entrepreneurs can showcase their groundbreaking businesses, pitch them, and compete for a chance to turn their dreams into reality.
Our vision is simple yet profound: to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs to transform their businesses and drive positive change in the world.
We believe that entrepreneurship is the driving force behind innovation, economic growth, and social progress.
Through the CYE Competition, we aim to identify, nurture, and support the most promising entrepreneurs on their journey to success.
What to Expect
Witness some of the most innovative and game-changing business ideas as entrepreneurs from around the world compete head-to-head in a pitch battle.
Our panel of experienced mentors and industry experts will guide and mentor the participating teams, offering valuable insights and advice to help them refine their business plans.
Connect with like-minded individuals, potential investors, and industry professionals during networking sessions, workshops, and panel discussions.
The CYE Competition will offer generous cash prizes to the top-performing teams, along with access to funding opportunities to kickstart their ventures.
Get your business idea in front of a global audience, including investors, venture capitalists, and potential customers. The CYE Competition is your gateway to international recognition.
Claim the top spot and win big! The 2023 JCI Treasurer Pheng "William" Kouch offers a substantial prize of $10,000 USD to the 1st Place winner at the CYE Competition. It's not just a reward; it's a financial boost to help turn your entrepreneurial dreams into reality.
For the second-place winner, we have an exciting opportunity. You'll receive a complimentary registration to the 2024 World Congress. It's a chance to further expand your horizons, connect with global entrepreneurs, and continue your entrepreneurial journey with JCI.
The 2023 CYE Competition welcomes entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds, and here are the eligibility criteria:
The competition is open to both JCI members and non-members.
To ensure that your business is eligible, it should already be active for a minimum of three months.
Contestants are required to provide a strong and comprehensive business plan, a compelling presentation, and the ability to articulate and discuss their business goals in a clear and numerical manner.
Applications are reserved for individuals aged 18 to 40 years.
how to apply
Participating in the CYE Competition is a straightforward process:
Purchase your registration, here.
Upon registration, you will receive an online application form in English via email.
Complete the online application form, providing detailed information about your business, including market analysis and strategic and financial data.
Upload a one-minute pitch video in English, filmed horizontally, to introduce your project.
Attach a high-quality head-and-shoulders photograph (300 dpi) for identification purposes.
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2023 World Congress Competition:
Be part of the entrepreneurial journey at the 2023 World Congress Competition!
This exclusive event offers two registration options:
Register today for an unforgettable experience! Connect with global entrepreneurs, showcase your talents, and compete for prestigious awards. The registration fee for new participants is $200 USD.
Former CYE Participants
As a token of our appreciation for your commitment to entrepreneurship, we offer an exclusive registration rate of $100 USD for participants of any CYE International competition from any year.
All application forms will only be accepted in ENGLISH since this will be the pitching language and the language of the training sessions.
A jury of experts will carefully review all submitted applications and select contestants to participate in the preliminary round. The selection will be based on the quality of the business plan and pitch video submitted.
An online training will take place on Saturday, November 4th. During this session, our expert judges will conduct a series of 1-hour round tables with participants to provide valuable insights and guidance.
Online: Pitch your idea comfortably from your own location. We will provide detailed instructions and support for virtual pitching.
In-Person: If you prefer the in-person experience and want to present your idea in front of a live audience, you can do so by attending the World Congress. Please note that in-person pitching requires a separate ticket for the World Congress, which is not included in the CYE registration fee.
In this stage, only ten selected participants will have the opportunity to pitch their projects for one minute and thirty seconds. Following these pitches, our judges will deliberate to select four finalists who will advance to the final round. Please note that the number of finalists may be adjusted at the discretion of the jury members based on the quality of the submissions received.
The final round features the twelve finalists, comprising the four finalists from the preliminary rounds and the eight Area Winners. Each finalist will have three minutes to pitch their projects, followed by a six-minute question-and-answer session with the judges.
MEET THE WINNERS
Welcome to your gateway to discovering the remarkable entrepreneurs who have emerged victorious in previous editions of the CYE Competition. Here, you'll delve into the inspiring stories of winning businesses, gaining insights about their ventures.
You’ll get an exclusive opportunity to learn about the businesses that triumphed in the 2023 Area Conferences. These entrepreneurs are gearing up to compete on the global stage at the 2023 World Congress Edition, vying for the coveted title of the 2023 Global Entrepreneur.
Get ready to be inspired, informed, and motivated by the world-changing ideas and innovations that define CYE.
Unlock Your Entrepreneurial Potential
Download Our Toolkits and Guides
Are you curious to learn more about CYE, the competition, or how to organize your very own CYE Competition? Look no further!
We've put together a comprehensive set of toolkits and guides to provide you with all the information you need. Whether you're a participant, organizer, or simply someone passionate about entrepreneurship, these resources are designed to empower you on your journey.
Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting to explore the world of entrepreneurship, these resources are your key to unlocking the full potential of CYE.
Download our toolkits and guides, and embark on a journey of innovation and entrepreneurship like never before.
If you're gearing up to compete in CYE, this guide will walk you through the process, from registration to the final pitch.
Get an insider's look at how projects are evaluated and winners are chosen. Sharpen your skills as a participant or judge.
SAMPLE APPLICATION FORM
Explore a sample of the CYE Competition application form to get a feel for what's required. It's your roadmap to showcasing your innovative idea.
Interested in hosting your own CYE Competition? Discover step-by-step instructions, tips, and best practices to ensure a successful event.
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