[HSBC Youth Enterprise Awards (YEA) is a Business Plan Contest organised by the British Council in partnership with HSBC.
It aims to recognise young entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka and support them to start their own businesses. The contest is open to Sri Lankan undergraduates, postgraduates and students aged 16 to 26 years representing universities, private higher education institutions, technical and vocational institutions and professional training bodies in Sri Lanka. Interested applicants can apply under the industry sectors listed below.
The applicants can send interests under the following categories of industry sectors:
Tourism and hospitality
Information technology and telecommunications
The winning individual/ team will receive Rs.500,000 (half a million rupees), first runner-up individual/ team will receive Rs.200,000 and second runner-up individual/ team will receive Rs.100,000 as cash prizes.
British Council has pioneered number of initiatives to promote graduate entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka. By working closely with the Ministry of Higher Education, University Grants Commission, Vice Chancellors and Lecturers in Sri Lanka and UK’s entrepreneurial universities the British Council is helping to develop policies and programmes to develop entrepreneurship education within universities. British Council currently funds number of academic partnerships between universities in Sri Lanka and the UK all of which are aimed at developing new training modules and teaching methodologies on entrepreneurship. IDEATORS – Next Generation Entrepreneurs is a popular reality TV enterprise competition organised by the British Council that has created mass-scale awareness about the importance of entrepreneurship education. Graduate Enterprise Challenge organised in partnership with SLASSCOM is another contest which aims at developing ICT Entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka. British Council is honoured to partner with HSBC to organise Youth Enterprise Awards which will run as an annual programme.]
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