July 10 – 14, 2023 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 



Application opening: May 15, 2023 
Info-session webinar: May 19, 2023
Application deadline:  May 29, 2023 
Announcement of results: Mid June
Seminar online sessions: June 28 - July 8, 2023 
Seminar in-person dates: July 10-14, 2023


About 36 YSEALI fellows who are youngsocially engaged, entrepreneurial professionals between the ages of 25-40, highly qualified and motivated, from all 10 ASEAN member states and Timor-Leste 

Participants are required to commit at least 8 online hours for pre-seminar tasks (group assignments) from June 26- July 8, 2023, and at least 40 hours of in-person unconference activities in Vietnam from July 10-14, 2023 

Therefore, participants are highly recommended to arrange their work to be fully committed during the period to participate productively in and achieve the most from the seminar. 



Equip the YSEALI fellows with skills in creating, scaling, and operating social businesses, related to five specific impact-entrepreneurship leadership challenges: Social Value Creation and Measurement, Innovation in Business Modeling, Ideation and Experimentation, Funding and Investment, and Stakeholder Negotiation. 
Expand the fellows’ professional network with other Southeast Asian leaders and explore new ways to collaborate in empathizing, defining, ideating, prototyping, and testing entrepreneurial social business solutions to common challenges and pressing social and/or environmental needs in the Southeast Asian region. 

Learning outcomes 

Upon graduation, fellows are expected to have learned about the latest developments in impact entrepreneurship, how it relates to Southeast Asia, and how to deal with the five leadership challenges in impact entrepreneurship. The outcomes are expected to play out on three different levels: individual, team, and class. 

Individual-level self-efficacy: each fellow will build her/his skills around impact entrepreneurship, as measured by self-efficacy in dealing with specific social business leadership challenges: impact measurement, ideation and experimentation, business model innovation, funding and investment, and stakeholder negotiation. 
Group-level mission impacteach team of fellows will create immediate impact by working closely with learning partners to ideate, prototype and test the long-term strategy solutions for the participating social businesses. 
Class-level communique: the whole class will come together as a cohort to write a “Communique on ASEAN Impact Entrepreneurship” to present that to ASEAN policy makers. 


 Major theme  Impact Entrepreneurship 

Impact entrepreneurship is the process of creating and scaling new business models that aim to generate positive social and environmental impact, in addition to financial returns. It is a form of entrepreneurship that prioritizes creating positive change in society and the environment as a core part of the business strategy, rather than simply generating profits as the primary objective. Impact entrepreneurs often focus on addressing pressing societal issues such as povertyinequality, and climate change through innovative and sustainable business models. 

 Unconference topics: social business leadership challenges 

 Topic 1 – Social Value Creation, Management and Measurement 

This topic relates to the social and environmental benefits that a business can bring to the community or society. It includes the creation, management, measurement and evaluation of social valueidentifying key stakeholders, and developing strategies to maximize social benefits. 

 Topic 2 - Innovation and Creativity 

Social entrepreneurship often involves developing new and innovative solutions to social problems. This topic explores how entrepreneurs can use creativity and innovation to create unique solutions that address social challenges. 

 Topic 3 - Sustainable Business Models 

Impact entrepreneurs seek to create sustainable business models that generate both social and economic value. This topic explores how entrepreneurs can create businesses that are financially sustainable while also achieving social impact. 

 Topic 4 - Funding and Investment 

Impact entrepreneurs often face unique challenges when it comes to securing funding and investment for their businesses. This topic examines various funding options available to social entrepreneurs, including impact investing, crowdfunding, and grants. 

 Topic 5 - Leadership and Stakeholder Management 

Effective leadership and stakeholder management are crucial for the success of any business, including social enterprises. This topic explores the skills and qualities that impact entrepreneurs need to lead and manage their businesses effectively.