2020 International Youth Leadership Finance Summit

2020 International Youth Leadership Finance Summit (IYLFS) will be held from January 11th to 14th 2020 in Shanghai. This year, we will put the spotlight on Innovation and Finance in the Sci-Tech Era. IYLFS is a student competition hosted by the Master of Finance (MF) Program of Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. IYLFS aims to provide an interaction and learning platform for outstanding undergraduate students, as well as to cultivate their leadership, communication and organizational skills. We strive to connect the best students of all disciplines across the world, and offer them a unique learning experience through business competition, and face-to-face communication with business leaders and scholars.

Date: Jan. 11th–14th, 2020 (GMT +8)
Venue: Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, No. 211 West Huaihai Road, Shanghai, 200030, China
Registration Link
Join 2020 IYLFS, you will:

Meet the best peers around world;

Interact with industry leaders directly;

Show your creative ideas on the spot;

Experience the most exciting competition arrangements;

SAIF MF will:

Invite professional jury consisting of professors and industry leaders;

Arrange and cover accommodation for each attendee from Jan. 11th to Jan. 14th, 2020.

Provide generous bonuses not to be missed:

-The IYLFS winning team will receive a huge cash prize;

-All teams participating in IYLFS will receive competition prizes.

Competition Overview

The 2020 IYLFS would evolve around the following aspects: how Sci-Tech companies are empowered through innovation and finance. From the investor’s perspective, participants should start from researching the core business of the companies, then dig deep into how the companies execute innovation. Participants should also utilize financial tools to conduct valuation on the companies, and reach a conclusion on their investment value. Through the IYLFS, participants would gain hands-on experience and insight into the industry research, and enhance your understanding of both theories and practices on Sci-Tech innovation and financial innovation. The IYLFS culminates in a live presentation by finalist teams to an audience of professionals from academia and the industry.

1.Participants will complete the competition in teams*, and should choose their area of interest when applying. The areas include: Artificial Intelligence, Biomedicine, Consumption/Logistics, High-End Manufacturing, Internet, and New Energy. After intense application review, the IYLFS committee will assign the company to the team based on their choice.

2.Conduct in-depth research on the core business and business logic of the company. Elaborate on how the company execute innovation (including but not limited to innovations in the product, technology, marketing, business model, risk management, financial tools)

3.Utilizing financial logic and tools, explain the valuation of the company.

4.From the investor’s perspective, use your domain knowledge, innovation empowerment and valuation model and give 2-3 reasons for investing and not investing in the company. Elaborate on whether you believe this company has investment value and why.

*Please refer to the "How to Apply" section.

The official language of the IYLFS: English

How to Apply
1. Time for application:
Nov. 25th to Dec. 8th, 2019 (GMT +8)
2. Who can apply:
current full-time undergraduate students from all disciplines.

We encourage students to form teams of 5 to 6 with a combination of skill sets to apply for the IYLFS. Please note that each student should submit one individual application. You are also welcome to apply on your own, and we will match your interest and help you form a team if selected.

For business cooperation, Please contact:

Ms. Elena Li

Tel: +86 21 62932396


Seven summits have been successfully held since 2013, during which 851 carefully selected undergraduate students from over 40 top universities worldwide participated in the event. 46 media outlets reported on the summit, including CBN, Shanghai Education channel, and China Daily along with many others.

In the past six years, more than 30 senior executives from companies including partner of Panda Capital, partner of Qiming Venture, president of Principal Asia, partner of Lantern Venture and other well-known finance companies attended the summit.


No. 211 West Huaihai Road, Shanghai, 200030, China

Email: mf.summit@saif.sjtu.edu.cn

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