YSI MOMENTUM PROGRAM
(applications are closed - but sign up for the platform release in October)
About the YSI Momentum program
A self-paced program based on the new platform by YSI Global with the goal of creating momentum for early-stage entrepreneurs. This is a remote program where startups goes through the program themselves.

YSI has made a platform for entrepreneurs, that aims to provide the tasks and knowledge in the stage you are at, at this moment. The goal of the platform is to create momentum for early-stage entrepreneurs, give them actionable tools built into the platform, and a community to learn from, collaborate with, and create forward momentum with.

The Momentum program is a self-paced program with the only goal of providing you with tools to help yourself and your team move forward on the tasks that are important to you. While it is self-paced, you will have:
  • Access to peer-to-peer sessions
  • Access to live sessions about the startup process, how to utilize the platform, marketing, and more.
How the program works
It is a self-paced program based on the new platform by YSI Global and while you will have access to live-talks from YSI Global, the focus is for you to move forward on your own project. The main goal is for you to improve your startup, and connect with the community. The community area is there for you to help each other, and the more you interact with people, help people and engage in the community the better for everyone.

- There are two programs that starts at different times you can be part of.
You choose in the application form which one to join (you can also choose both):


Program 1: Aug 25rd - September 10th
Program 2: September 27th - Oct 13rd

- We will pick between 30-50 startups who are eligible for the two programs.

The ones who are not picked will still get access to the platform on October 15th, with a 1-month free trial.
What do you get?
Knowledge, skills and tools
Acquire the skills, knowledge and tools you need to move forward. You will have access to peer-to-peer sessions and live sessions about the startup process, how to utilize the platform, marketing, and more.
Perks
  • Access to the YSI - Innovation Engine platform for free, the first 6 months
  • Access to a world-class community of like-minded entrepreneurs
  • Access to YSI global network
  • Perks for everyone (AWS, IBM credits, Miro credits, Hubspot etc)
Support and Community
Get access to a world-class community of like-minded entrepreneurs. Connect with and learn from a community of peers and mentors.
Prizes
  • 500$ to top 3 who made the biggest leap (based on work done)

  • The top 3 and the10 most active in the community and on the platform over the duration of the program will get paid marketing ads.
Access to the YSI- Innovation Engine Platform
You will get access to the YSI platform for entrepreneurs for free the first 6 months. Its goal is to create momentum for early-stage entrepreneurs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can apply?
All early stage startups. The platform allows you to start from the phase you are in, whether you are starting from scratch with no idea but have thoughts of what area to look at, identifying a problem, starting to build a team, coming up with ideas, testing your ideas or even trying to get to market.
How many will be accepted?
We will pick between 30-50 startups who are eligible for the two programs. The ones who are not picked will still get access to the platform on October 15th, with a 1-month free trial.
How many programs are there and how long are they?
There are two programs that start at different times you can be part of and you choose which one to join and apply for in the application form:

  • Program 1: Aug 25th - September 13th
  • Program 2: September 27th - Oct 13rd (
How long is the application process?
The application process consists of one round.
Perks & Benefits
Startups admitted to 'Momentum Program' have access to perks and benefits from our partners. Our goal is to help you to reduce your expenses and extend your runway so you can focus on building great solutions without less pressure.

YSI is an official startup partner of HubSpot for Startups, Miro for Startups, Startup with IBM and provider of AWS Activate.
YSI has been a springboard for these innovative solutions and companies
Check out the YSI documentary
"To Change The World" is a documentary that explores the motivations of youths that participated in the 2018 YSI (Young Sustainable Impact) Innovation Program. A diverse group of people from different cultures with various skills and drives - these youths are set to change the world together.
Sign up for the platform release in October