At NYC, we believe in a world where young people are respected and heard, and have the ability to influence and make a difference to the world. Together with our partners, we develop future-ready youths who are committed to Singapore by instilling in them a heart for service, resilience, and an enterprising spirit.

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Reactor School designs Entrepreneurship Education (EntreEd) programmes for students aged 15 to 24. We help students turn their ideas into companies, and have graduated student entrepreneurs from 150+ high schools and universities across the Asia-Pacific region.

Our programmes are designed to help student founders launch their startups part-time whilst juggling school. We are also able to invest in the student-led startups that graduate from our programmes, with an average ticket size of SGD $100k per startup team. We are sector agnostic, and invest over a longer-term horizon of 10 to 20 years.

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Led by People’s Association, OTH represents a new model of a community-focused development. We celebrate full sense of community through meaningful engagement, enriching residents through multiple experiences, and empowering them to stake ownership of the hub in an effort to build a robust identity for Tampines, and a truly sustainable community. Residents and hub visitors can enjoy a range of services from sports facilities, a regional library, a hawker centre, and retail shops to our community club and arts programmes.

Our Partners

IKEA is working with the following companies, non-profit organisations, and government agencies for this year's competition.
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The National Youth Council is the national coordinating body for youth affairs in Singapore, and the focal point of international youth affairs.

Reactor School

Reactor School designs Entrepreneurship Education (EntreEd) programmes for students aged 15 to 24, and help them turn their ideas into companies.

Our Tampines Hub (OTH)

OTH is Singapore’s largest integrated community and lifestyle hub, offering a wide range of services from sports facilities and events, to commercial tenants.