Celebrating Youth Entrepreneurship

In its third edition, the National Youth Entrepreneurship Awards (NYEA) celebrates the achievements of outstanding individuals who have displayed entrepreneurial qualities contributed to the startup ecosystem. We hope to inspire and encourage entrepreneurial ambition in youths, and engage youths with the global innovation and entrepreneurship community. An esteemed panel assessed some 30 applicants and have presented the following individuals as awardees.

NYEA 2020 Awardees

Pre-University: Gold

Josiah Fan Ern Wei

Pre-University: Silver

Tan Jiang Hoe Xavier

Pre-University: Bronze

Siddharth Mazumdar

Open Category: Gold

Lim Hui Jie

Open Category: Silver

Felix Tan

Open Category: Bronze

Dr Kush Agarwal

Impact Entrepreneur of the Year

Leon Qiu

*SCAPE Most Innovative Startup

Cindy Chng

Here's what happened at Central Judging!

About the Judging Process

To be honoured on the NYEA Awardee list, qualifying candidates in one of the categories below went through a three-stage process of completing and submitting and application form, a personal essay, and finally, a highly competitive central judging round.



For local and international students (up to the age of 22) who are currently studying in a Junior College, Polytechnic, High School or Institute of Technical Education.

Open Category

For local and international individuals up to the age of 35 (as of 1 Jan 2020). Current university students are welcome to apply in this category.

Impact Entrepreneur of the Year

For local and international individuals up to the age of 35 (as of 1 Jan 2020), who have demonstrated a purpose-driven approach and proven meaningful engagement and value to society.

Special Award – *SCAPE Most Innovative Startup​

This is a special award that is in its inaugural year. It seeks out entrepreneurs who have challenged the norms and developed innovative businesses or products for the market.

Judging Rubircs

At the central judging round, nominees were judged on the following

Achievements in Entrepreneurship

Evidence of innovative ideation and execution.

Contributions to Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and/or Community through Entrepreneurship

Initiating novel efforts for community building and knowledge sharing, volunteering for entrepreneurship outreach events, held positions in school / national entrepreneurship societies, demonstrate social responsibility in his/her business.

Entrepreneurial Spirit

Perseverance to overcome adversity, exceptional leadership skills, articulating a convincing mission, vision and aspiration, forward thinking and independent mindset.

Judging Panel


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