This program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the East-West Center.

YSEALI Impact XL is an innovative YSEALI Regional Workshop with the mission to empower impact entrepreneurs.  This first-ever event held at Inle Lake, Myanmar from May 13-18, 2018 is hosted by the U.S. Embassy Rangoon with support from the U.S. State Department Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative and organized by the East-West Center.


  • Accelerate "XL-erate" the development of your impact enterprise
  • Access different types of impact business models and effective tools
  • Utilize mechanisms and approaches for securing investor funding
  • Create business partnerships within new networks of ASEAN and U.S. impact entrepreneurs
  • Become a more competitive applicant to ASEAN or U.S. accelerators
  • Incorporate corporate social responsibility and ethical business practices into your business models
  • Exercise adaptive leadership skills
  • Understand key aspects of the unique history of Myanmar and the changes in the economy following the recent democratic changes


  • Be a YSEALI member.  Not a member yet?  Join here
  • Be a citizen of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, or Vietnam
  • Be between the ages of 20-30
  • Have a current impact enterprise (an enterprise with positive social and environmental impact)
  • Be available for
    1. pre-event online engagement (2 hours/week)
    2. May 13-18, 2018 event in Myanmar
    3. post-event implementation (1 year, time varies)


  • The application deadline has been extended for applicants from Brunei, Laos, and Myanmar.


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