YSI Global Program

YSI is a Norway based organisation that hosts an annual opportunity that brings together 25 young people from around the world to form a team that will tackle the sustainable development goals. The main aim of this opportunity is to end up with startups that will be sustainable – economically, environmentally and socially. We believe innovation and entrepreneurship can solve most of our challenges in the world, that youth is the driving force, and in collaboration with the experienced and established – it can be done.

Since its inception only one African has managed to participate and we are hoping there will be an increase in numbers.


Between 16-25 years of age.

All countries can apply

People with 15-25 hours to use every week from April-August.

Dedicated people with a real drive for solving the world problems.

People who are willing to make time and wants to create a real startup.

People with a proven track record of excellence in resilience, drive, and who are passionately able to use their skills and knowledge towards a project of any kind.

Open minded people who are willing to understand different walks of life, see things in a new perspective, and with an intention of creating a positive impact

.People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, and bold enough to actually do it.

People who doesn’t get discouraged by creating a startup remotely with new people from different continents.

People who can make decisions and keep their cool under extreme uncertainty.


YSI programs are 100% free for all participants and it is a fully funded trip to Oslo, including flight, accomodation and food.

You will live in Oslo for two weeks in August..

It does however take a lot of time, and it’s expected to use between 15 and 35 hours each week from April 2nd – August 26th.

All expenses covered (Flight, food and accommodations) and trip to NorwayMeet the entrepreneurial community of Oslo, Norway!

Learn about and get training in creativity, innovation, teamwork, and leadership.

Mentors, access to investors, and some of the best talents under 25 years in the world in your team.Learn about innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship through action and our curriculum.

A golden chance to create a real startup tackling the sustainable development goals.

Learn to work online, with a diverse team

Get access to a huge network of young talents and a community of driven people.

After the program we follow up to ensure that your startup hits the ground running.

For further information about the opportunity you can visit the website If you would also want to interview our African alumni please do not hesitate to contact us.

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