U.S. Consulate Chennai South Asia Young Entrepreneurs Summit (SAYes)

Quick Facts

Due DateMarch 28, 2014 (Friday)
Award Amount$ 10,000 - $ 35,000
Category of Funding ActivityBusiness and Commerce
Community Development
Education
Employment, Labor and Training
Regional Development
Eligible Applicants
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Individuals

Program Description

The U.S. Consulate Chennai will host the ?South Asia Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (SAYes),? an international conference that will bring to Bangalore budding young business men and women from throughout South Asia to network, learn best practices and expand business connections throughout the region. The overarching goal of the program is to share information on regulations governing regional business cooperation and explore possible funding opportunities, while providing a platform for networking and mentorship. Participants will also learn from successful business leaders, especially those with international operations. Proposals should be based on the participation of 25 young entrepreneurs from throughout South Asia. The awardee must receive approval from the U.S. Consulate Chennai on the final list of invited participants and expert speakers. The awardee, in consultation with the U.S. Consulate, will invite appropriate local participants in India. Topics for the conference should include, but are not limited to, clean energy, green technology, renewable energy, power, transportation, infrastructure, hospitality, tourism, health and education service sectors, role of business incubators, private equity and venture capital funding, technology and innovation, mentoring and opportunities for public private partnership. Proposals should cover the myriad of expenses associated with a major conference, from the development of the conference agenda and securing the participation of expert speakers to organizing and paying for airfare, transportation and hotel logistics. The proposal should include all relevant administrative and logistical costs for organizing this conference. The awardee must develop budgets that include, but are not limited to, the following costs: ? Economy class roundtrip airfare, lodging, and per diem costs of participants and expert speakers and appropriate awardee administrative staff in Bangalore ? Conference venue rentals in Bangalore ? Lunch and coffee/tea break service for two days ? Agenda preparation ? All conference venue related expenses beyond room rental (utilities, backup generator, etc.) ? Conference materials, posters, folders and resource materials ? Publicity materials, including a conference website ? Audio-visual requirements ? Travel Agency expenses ? Invitations The first two days of the conference should be held at a centrally located hotel in Bangalore. The awardee will then organize travel and accommodations for the 25 participants for the two days of the conference. A panel comprised of Consulate and Embassy staff members will review each complete proposal received before the application deadline. Please note that selected proposals will have to complete additional forms and registration documents within thirty days of notification in order to receive funding. The awardee is encouraged to seek and find additional funding for this conference, subject to approval by the U.S. Consulate Chennai and U.S. Embassy New Delhi.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberCRFP14-04
Funding Opportunity TitleU.S. Consulate Chennai South Asia Young Entrepreneurs Summit (SAYes)
Opportunity CategoryBusiness and Commerce
Community Development
Education
Employment, Labor and Training
Regional Development
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards1
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateFebruary 24, 2014 (Monday)
Application Due DateMarch 28, 2014 (Friday)
Application Archive DateApril 27, 2014 (Sunday)
Total Program Funding$ 35,000
Award Amount$ 10,000 - $ 35,000
CFDA Number
  • 19.040 - Public Diplomacy Programs

Eligible Applicants

  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Individuals

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of State
Program Information WebsiteUS Consulate Chennai
ContactOffice: U.S. Mission to India
Grant Applications Manager, U.S. Consulate Chennai Public Affairs Section
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