To inspire the next generation of young social entrepreneurs is the goal of the Paragon 100 program —  Paragon 100 fellows are young entrepreneurs and social changemakers who dared to stride out by setting up their own business, social enterprise, NGO or sustainable project. They have overcome challenges by realizing their vision and believing in themselves.  Their selection in the Paragon 100 program highlights their success as young entrepreneur, and their potential to deliver more results and impact in the future.  The belief is that contrary to the common perception there are not just 2 or 3 successful young entrepreneurs in Asia, but that there are many young entrepreneurs and social Changemakers realizing their dreams and ambitions.

The organizers of Paragon 100, the Foundation for Youth Social Entrepreneurship (FYSE), is a regional organization with the aim to inspire and empowering young people to become entrepreneurs. By building an entrepreneurial environment for young people FYSE supports them to realize their ideas, to make a positive impact on their society and to gain valuable soft skills while doing so.  FYSE has a vision to inspire and empower Asia’s youth to change their community for good, and a motto for: Unlocking Potential. Igniting Ideas. Empowering Actions.