September 6, 2021

YSEALI Academy Announces the Launch of Entrepreneurship Seminar

September 6, 2021

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — On September 6, 2021, the YSEALI Academy at Fulbright University Vietnam (Fulbright) officially announced the launch of its Entrepreneurship Seminar on “Navigating the Startup Ecosystem”. This seminar is now open for applications until September 24, 2021.

Launched in 2020, YSEALI Academy’s main mission is to organize seminars and workshops fostering capacity for young professionals, junior- and middle-management-levels individuals aged 25-40 from across Southeast Asia (YSEALI Fellows). Each year, the YSEALI Academy offers three flagship seminars on Public Policy, Technology & Innovation, and Entrepreneurship.

This year’s Entrepreneurship seminar is geared towards young professionals who plan to embark on their own entrepreneurial journey to change the world.

Over the course of two weeks, the seminar will provide an overview of how to navigate the startup ecosystem to bring business ideas to life. The YSEALI Academy will be inviting energetic entrepreneurs from all stages of the startup life cycle, investors, marketers, and leadership coaches to inspire and share their own lessons learned with all the Fellows. The seminar will also feature a Hackathon, in which fellows will work in teams to present conceptual business solutions to the most pressing challenges of society. A panel of experienced entrepreneurs will mentor the teams during the Hackathon, which culminates in startup pitches and an award ceremony.

The Entrepreneurship seminar on “Navigating the Startup Ecosystem” will be open to 35 YSEALI Fellows who are young professionals between the ages of 25-40, highly qualified and motivated, from all 10 ASEAN member states and Timor-Leste. Once selected, all participants will be fully funded by the U.S. Department of State to attend the seminar. Due to the COVID pandemic, this seminar will be conducted online.

The seminar will be hosted by the YSEALI Academy faculty and supported by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Fulbright University Vietnam.

Seminar schedule:

  • Enrollment: September 6–24, 2021
  • Participant selection announced: October 21, 2021
  • Seminar dates: November 29 – December 10, 2021 (two weeks, ten working days)

To find out more about the seminar program:

To apply:

“Through the seminar, we hope to connect young leaders who have a strong entrepreneurial mindset with the dynamic startup ecosystem in Southeast Asia. Considering the enormous growth potential for startups in the region, YSEALI Academy fellows will have the opportunity to engage with talented entrepreneurs and academic scholars on pressing issues and breakthrough solutions” – Le Vu Quan, PhD, Director of YSEALI Academy

“Southeast Asia is undergoing tremendous growth and technological transformation. This development comes with opportunities and challenges. Building the entrepreneurial and leadership capacity to meet the most pressing challenges of society is at the heart of this year’s Entrepreneurship seminar.” – Hoang Ha Thi, MD, PhD – Lead Faculty for Entrepreneurship at YSEALI Academy.

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