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About us
Young Sustainable Impact (YSI) gathers young talents from all around the world to develop solutions for the UN sustainable development goals. We do this through a threefold mission. First of all creating youth-driven sustainable business through an online innovation program. Secondly, we have built and are building a youth-led movement focusing on sustainability that is called Earthpreneurs. Thirdly, through working to influence established businesses and organizations on sustainability-related challenges.
YSI
The Story
December 2015
December 2015
THE BEGINNING
A group of nine young students and entrepreneurs meet for a workshop about Maiuran Loganathans idea to gather youth to solve the climate challenge. The project is called "Greentech", but soon changes to YSI.
April 2016
April 2016
LAUNCH
YSI launch event is held at the office of Future Leaders presenting the plans for 2016.
June 2016
June 2016
FIRST CONFERENCE
YSI Conference 2016 - "20 under 20". 20 youth under 20 years old from 16 nations gathers in Oslo for seven days to go from ideas to finished business models. Four teams create four concepts to solve one of the greatest challenges of our time: the climate challenge. A machine for water-purification and "Tinder for plants" are definite business concepts teams still are working on today.
September 2016
September 2016
DEVELOPMENT
The team gathers at Amund Gryttings farm to plan the next year for YSI.
October 2016
October 2016
SCALING
A new YSI team is formed at Minerva Schools at KGI in San Fransisco, which expands the global outreach team reach with 15 nations.
March 2017
March 2017
10.029 APPLICANTS
The application process ends with 10.029 applicants for the 25 spots at the 2017 global innovation program.
April 2017
April 2017
GLOBAL PROGRAM 2017
The 3-month long 2017 global innovation program begins.
August 2017
August 2017
YSI CONFERENCE 2017
YSI Conference 2017 - Earthpreneurs 2017 - concludes the innovation program with pitches for both investors and the public.
August 2017
August 2017
YSI EXPANSION
In the spring of 2017, the decision is made to expand the organization. Some great young people apply with a desire to create a local YSI chapter in their country or region. After getting over 130 applicants, four fantastic teams start YSI for Southeast Asia (based in Singapore), Bangladesh, and China.
Fall 2017
Fall 2017
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Based on research and the feedback from previous participants, the innovation program is revised to a 5 module, 10 objectives framework, with increased duration.
January 2018
January 2018
4 APPLICATION PROCESSES
YSI recieves more than 10 000 applicants for the Global, Regional and Local programs in Singapore (base for South East Asia), Bangladesh and China.
January 2018
January 2018
YSI AS OLYMPIC TORCHBEARER
Amund Grytting from YSI represents Norway as torchbearer under the winter Olympics in PyeongChang.
April 2018
April 2018
ONLINE INNOVATION PROGRAMS ARE KICKED OFF
The new version of our online program successfully launches in the different YSI locations. Each location chose different duration for the online part based on resources, with the Global program being 4.5 months, up from 2.5 months in the 2017 version.
June 2018
June 2018
YSI BANGLADESH INNOVATION PROGRAM
YSI Bangladesh set up their first program in Dhaka at Grameenphones HQ. The conference is named Megapreneurs, targeting problems in megacities.
July 2018
July 2018
YSI SEA INNOVATION PROGRAM
YSI SEA hold their regional innovation program in Singapore, with participants from all around South East Asia.
August 2018
August 2018
YSI CHINA INNOVATION PROGRAM
YSI China set up the conference in Shanghai with several high-level guests from the UN and the Chinese government present.
August 2018
August 2018
YSI GLOBAL INNOVATION PROGRAM
YSI Global innovation program is finalized with two weeks accelerating work at StartupLab Oslo. 8 teams present their startups to investors and corporates.
August 2018
August 2018
EARTHPRENEURS 2018 - NURTURED BY YARA
250 people gather together to watch the pitches of the YSI participants and engage with our partners at the coworking space Gyro.
The current Prime Minister of Norway and Co-chair of SDG advocates, Erna Solberg sends a message to all youth. Check it out below
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