Silicon Valley

We are excited to announce the 10th Mongolian Young Leaders Program under the topic "The Role of Technology and Entrepreneurship in Mongolia’s Development" which will take place in Silicon Valley, California on November 13-14, 2015. The program will bring together 16-18 distinguished Mongolian young leaders from diverse academic backgrounds to discuss how technology and entrepreneurship can reduce our dependence on the volatile mining industry and further accelerate Mongolia’s socio-economic development.

In the recent past, we have witnessed disruptive technologies rapidly transforming how people are informed, communicate, and make friends, how leaders make decisions, and how businesses deliver goods and services. Innovation and advancement in technology are drastically changing the dynamics of competition among businesses and nations. Top 5 of 10 most valuable brands in the world now are technology companies.

Silicon Valley has been the epicenter of innovation and is pulling the best talents, revolutionary ideas, and billions of investments to itself like a black hole. Tech companies in Silicon Valley are now worth over $3 trillion, and just last year, venture capital firms in the U.S. invested over $48 billion for new tech ideas. Policy makers and business leaders all around the world are trying to imitate and establish their own Silicon Alley, Silicon Steppe, and Silicon Fen.

Members of our Mongolian Young Leaders Network and other Mongolian professionals, who will be the guest speakers during MYLP, are already working in some of the top Silicon Valley tech companies, start-ups, and VC firms. Participants will visit the headquarters of Facebook, Google, and Start-up incubators to meet our guest speakers at work. MYLP in Silicon Valley is a great opportunity for Mongolia’s best minds to meet and network with one another, learn from the industry leaders, exchange their opinion and ideas, and inspire one another to become the intellectual leaders and entrepreneurs.

COST

We will provide for the incidentals during the three days of the program, including food and hotel accommodation. Participants will be responsible for their own transportation to/from Silicon Valley, California.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Participants must be Mongolian students studying at U.S. higher education institutions who have demonstrated potential leadership. Application is open to both undergraduate and graduate students studying in related fields, and/or professionals interested in technological entrepreneurship.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants are required to submit:

  1. Curriculum vitae/resume
  2. Copy of Transcript
  3. Short Response Questions (300 words or less for each question).

a. Please explain how your course of study and your career goals relate to the topic of the program.

b. How do you envision your contribution to Mongolia in the near future?

APPLICATION PERIOD: September 1 - October 2, 2015

Please submit your application materials to MYLPSiliconValley2015@gmail.com starting on September 1, 2015. Deadline for submission is 11:59 PM PST on October 2, 2015.

Selected candidates will be notified via email mid-October.

Should you have any questions, please contact us at MYLPSiliconValley2015@gmail.com.


We are looking forward to seeing you in Silicon Valley!

Sincerely,

MYLP Silicon Valley Organizing Team


Enkhjargal Batbold

Studied at University of Miami

Participant of MYLP New York, NY 2014


Temuge Enkhbaatar

Studied at MIT

Participant of MYLP Boston, MA 2011

Battsooj Uvsh

Studied at Indiana University

Participant of MYLP Boston, MA 2011

Enkhmunkh Zurgaanjin

Studied at Stanford and MIT

Participant of MYLP Washington, DC 2009

Ulziibayar Otgonbaatar

Studied at MIT

Participant of MYLP Boston, MA 2011


Uyanga Tamir

Studied at Princeton University

Participant of MYLP New York, NY 2014

Please find the detailed program report here.

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