Celebrate the achievements of youth entrepreneurs on a national level and recognises their contributions to the Singapore startup ecosystem.

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Past Winners | NYEA 2018 Awardees

Gold Award: Su Jun Hao (Temasek Polytechnic)

Jun Hao started Kickass Young Marketers and Founders to help established offline companies upskill in terms of marketing and digital knowledge, assisting them in a transition to a rapidly… read more

Silver Award: Lee Cheng Hei (ITE, Ngee Ann Polytechnic)

Cheng Hei has set out to solve the problems our environment faces and is obsessed with constantly challenging the status quo when it comes to… read more

Bronze Award: Alif bin Adam (Ngee Ann Polytechnic)

While Alif started Waistlab, a local waist trainer brand. However, knowing that a new brand might not be immediately popular, he started by bringing in overseas brands in the…​ read more

Gold Award: Yu Gao-Fei (National University of Singapore)

Learnseeker is a 1-1 home tuition platform providing high quality tutors offline and online through an innovative accreditation system. Gao-Fei is the founder of the platform and has raised $60,000 in seed capital… read more

Silver Award: Amanda Ho (Singapore University of Social Sciences)

Amanda is the co-founder of CombineSell, a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that simplifies multi-channel e-commerce selling processes by aggregating popular online… read more

Bronze Award: Eng Qing Hua (National University of Singapore)

Believing in creating healthy living lifestyles among Singaporeans, Qing Hua founded Kombynation, which brews and produces artisanal kombuchas blended with… read more

Gold Award: Tong Nhat Duong

Tong is the co-founder of Homage, a social enterprise and raised US$1.2 million in seed funding from established VCs and angel investors in Singapore. He also serves… read more

Silver Award: Erik Cheong

Erik is the co-founder of Park N Parcel, a logistics startup that leverages on the sharing economy model to turn unused residential & commercial spaces into… read more 

Bronze Award: Jackie Tan Yen

Jackie is the co-founder and CEO of fundMyLife, a question-and-answer platform that intelligently connects consumers to the right financial advisers based on their financial… read more

Shaping the Future of Youth Entrepreneurship

There is a “youth entrepreneurship boom” in the last ten years as we are seeing an increase in interest towards youth entrepreneurship and a change in our youth’s mindset towards entrepreneurship.


Since the launch of ACE Learning Journey, a programme by the Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) to expose students to the Singapore startup ecosystem, the numbers of youths taking part in the programme has increased by six folds from 2015 to 2017.


The mindset of youth towards entrepreneurship has also become more receptive. In an exclusive interview with ACE, Mr Clarence Ti, Board of Director of ACE and Principal of Ngee Ann Polytechnic revealed that in a survey of 1200 Ngee Ann Polytechnic students two years ago, 18% of them considered themselves to be an entrepreneur. Youth today probably see it as cool to be an entrepreneur. They also see it as just one of the many things they can be simultaneously – Blogger. Entrepreneur. Student.


He has attributed this “youth entrepreneurship boom” to the low barriers of entry to becoming an entrepreneur especially in areas such as e-commerce and publishing or blogging, as well as the opportunities to expose youths to entrepreneurship and numerous initiatives that promote youth entrepreneurship.


The Quest Ventures – EDGE National Youth Entrepreneurship Awards (NYEA) is one of such ground-up initiative by three parties coming together – ACE, its youth wing, EDGE (Empower, Develop and Groom Entrepreneurs), and Quest Ventures, to celebrate the achievements of outstanding students and recent graduates who have demonstrated noteworthy entrepreneurial qualities, and recognise their contributions to building the Singapore startup ecosystem. Most importantly, their actions have positively impacted the
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