Road to the Summit

1st place at the Startathon: Grand Finals wins SGD10,000 and more!

Attendees engage in the Sustainability Quest, Forum, Startathon Grand Finals and Networking Dinner and Showcase during the Summit.

Top 3 teams (per country) advance to the Youth Leadership Summit in Singapore to compete in the Grand Finals.

Sustainability Startathon: Country Rounds
12 Countries. 720 Teams. 3600 Students.

The first and only one of its kind, the ASEAN-China-India Youth Leadership Summit 2023 addresses the most pressing sustainability challenges of our time. Its ultimate goal is to establish an accessible, dynamic ecosystem of long-standing, youth-driven innovation in sustainability and entrepreneurship – from the Sustainability Startathon across 12 countries, to the final Summit event held in Singapore.

This year’s Summit is based on the theme of “Sustainability – Urban Living,” with UN Sustainable Development Goals 11 & 12 forming the cornerstone of its mission and vision.

ASEAN-China-India Youth Leadership Summit
29 October-3 November

Sustainability Quest

29 – 30 October

Discover and appreciate sustainability-themed cultural landmarks in Singapore in this team-based, experiential learning journey, which will allow youths to grow their abilities in adaptability, teamwork, leadership, and resilience.

Sustainability Forum

31 October – 1 November

See inspirational leaders, entrepreneurs, and experts take the stage to share what’s top of mind on the frontlines of sustainability and entrepreneurship. Hear from both global and regional perspectives and find out how you can bring forth your own sustainability movement.

Sustainability Startathon: Grand Finals

1 – 3 November

The Grand Finals is the culmination of the Sustainability Startathon. Witness the best and brightest youths in the region compete in the ultimate test of entrepreneurship and sustainability for the chance to win SGD10,000 and other attractive prizes.

Networking Dinner & Showcase

3 November

Valuable networking opportunities and innovation showcases come together seamlessly on this evening, where the Grand Finalists interact, showcase, and connect with sponsors and supporters as they celebrate their wins.

Prizes at the Summit

A total of 180 youths (15 per country) from the winning country teams will be invited for an all-expenses-paid trip to Singapore for the 6-day ASEAN-China-India Youth Leadership Summit.

Winning teams of the Sustainability Startathon: Grand Finals will be awarded:
1st prize = SGD10K
2nd prize = SGD5K
3rd prize = SGD3K

T&Cs apply*

Winning teams are provided with 3-6 months of mentorship opportunities to further develop their ideas, and showcase them at next year’s summit.

All country rounds contestants and grand finalists will be invited to join the ASEAN-China-India Youth Leadership Summit alumni community.

*All milestone payments to be dispersed depending on the project and idea stage of completion.