WHY YOUNG INNOVATORS
Young people are both digitally and physically connected, constituting the most urbanized generation we have ever experienced. Out of the 1.2 billion young people alive today, 717 million are located in Asia Pacific, making youth the key to unleashing the region’s next economic miracle.
They will also be the most impacted by the challenges – from inequalities to climate change - that the UN Sustainable Development Goals seek to address. As such, initiatives that bring different sectors together to collaborate through innovation, entrepreneurship, and the harnessing of young people’s leadership offer huge potentials for exponential development to achieve the United Nations 2030 Agenda.
MAIN EVENT PROGRAM OVERVIEW
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33RD FLOOR LOUNGE
POLICY INTERFACE 1
POLICY INTERFACE 2
AWARDS & CLOSING CEREMONY
24TH FLOOR ROOM 105
2:40 PM - 3:30 PM
START-UP KOREA POLICY REPORT
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
*SMART CITY SOLUTIONS PITCH
*BY INVITATION ONLY
COMPETITION ROOM 2
33RD FLOOR ROOM 104
12:30 PM - 4:45 PM
SMART CITY SOLUTIONS SHOWCASE /
33RD FLOOR LOUNGE
The policy interface will feature two interactive Davos-style panel discussions with 3 - 4 experts each.
Policy Interface 1
Strengthening the Innovation Ecosystem for Entrepreneurship and the SDGs
Panel 1: Strengthening the Innovation Ecosystem for Entrepreneurship and the SDGs
Discussants will explore how to better coordinate different actors in the start-up ecosystem and promote the value of social innovation linked to the SDGs among young innovators, investors and policymakers.
Policy Interface 2
Impact Measurement and Monitoring of
Start-ups for the SDGs
Panel 2: Impact Measurement and Monitoring of Start-ups for the SDGs
Discussants will explore how different stakeholders – ranging from governments to Start-ups themselves – can contribute to more effective social impact measurement for the SDGs to enable start-ups to get their actions translated into visible outcomes.
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Accelerate the achievement of the SDGs through bringing together innovators with policy makers.
Find innovative solutions to growing urban challenges.
YOUTH FOR CHANGE
Growing the innovation ecosystem for youth-led start-ups to create positive social impacts.
PITCH YOUR INNOVATION
to investors, government and public sector officials, private sector leaders, and peers to receive feedback and find potential backers
JOIN AN INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY NETWORK
multi-stakeholder dialogues and networking opportunities
“URBAN INNOVATION CHALLENGE: CITYPRENEURS” consists of two main components: a startup competition that works in close collaboration with city governments to solve urban problems as defined and measured by the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), and an inclusive policy interface that brings together academia, the public and private sectors, civil society and international organizations to partake in policy discussions and set up an alliance of youth empowerment enablers.
In 2018, Citypreneurs will take place in Seoul for the second time, tackling the major urban issues with the Seoul metropolitan region.
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Citypreneurs serves as a platform for young entrepreneurs to
01 APPLY AS:
Have a groundbreaking idea for a sustainable business?
The Seed track is designed for early stage startups looking for validation of their venture. These startups have much more creative flexibility to focus on urban issues presented by Seoul City agencies. Our program will assist teams from designing a viable business model to cultivating investor relations.
Apply now with your business idea!
Looking to scale up with the support of proven investors?
Growth Startups with 3+ years of experience and market-tested prototypes are invited to pitch in the track. Our program will offer sessions to help find ways your solution can solve urban issues, while sharpening your pitch to our partner investors.
Apply now and expand your business!
HEALTHY INCLUSIVE AGING
GREEN CONSUMPTION & PRODUCTION
Teams will choose one of the following themes
to propose a viable business model to solve urban problems
CHOOSE A TRACK
TRACK AN URBAN ISSUE
CHOOSE YOUR AREA OF IMPACT
CHOOSE YOUR AREA OF IMPACT
Select the most relevant area(s) of impact from the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and take part in the global movement to achieve them by Year 2030.