Frequently asked questions

NB! No YSI program is currently not running anywhere at the moment due to YSI is building a new innovation platform.
1. What is the YSI Innovation Program?
As YSI is building a platform to run more innovation programs, we are currently not running any programs. But we will in the future - this is what our program structure have looked like so far.

Online program:
4,5 months

Live in Oslo, Norway: 2 weeks

The aim is for you and your team to create a real startup that helps solve the sustainable development goals and are economically viable. Brilliant individuals are put in international teams of 3 people and will go through 4 modules and 8 objectives in five months. 4,5 months is online and the two last weeks are spent in Oslo, Norway, where you get a fully funded trip to meet your teammates, mentors and investors.

Our program provides knowledge and tools in innovation, sustainability, and leadership. We train the teams to operate their own startup after having created a fully fledged startup in 5 months. We provide close mentorship and follow-up through our innovation team, and access to the YSI network of talents, partners, and mentors. We also train teams to find the necessary information and help they need to create progress and impact. The program will be facilitated online, primarily using an education platform.

1. Team
- Understand, communication and trust
- Common vision, alignment, work style, expectations

2. Understand
- Triple research
- Defining problem, several types of needs
- Overview of the external context the startup operates within

3. Solution
- Ideation
- MVP-test/Market-validation with potential customers and users

4. Build
- Brand, website, marketing
- Legal and finance
- Customers and partners solidified
- Prototype and action plan
2. How do I apply?
No program is upcoming and we will update you once there is a program coming up.
3. What is the cost?
YSI programs are 100% free for all participants.
4. How are the teams chosen?
YSI will come with a new program setup and more info will come within 2021.
5. Who are the YSI team members?
You can see some of us at https://ysiglobal.com/team

In short, we are a group of young entrepreneurs, innovators, changemakers, and students from different places in the world. Our headquarter is based in Oslo, Norway but we also have other programs with headquarters in Singapore, Bangladesh, and China.

We believe in a sustainable future, and we believe that our efforts can help speed up the process of getting there.