Brightest Young Minds 2017 in Johannesburg


  • September 24 – 29, 2017
  • Partially Funded
  • Johannesburg

Brightest Young Minds (BYM) is a 17-year old non-profit company that exists to create a positive social impact by identifying, connecting and mobilizing 100 high-impact leaders between the ages of 20 – 35 across the African continent for an annual 5-day summit. #BYM2017 will take place from the Sep 24, 2017 – Sep 29, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Delegates need to make arrangements for their own travel to the Summit.


South Africa


  • Every year we identify 100 new young leaders to join our network. The new recruits first connect at our 5-day summit. Here they teach and inspire each other and, most importantly, act together
  • After the summit, delegates officially become part of the BYM network and have access to things like intra-network mentorship, leadership development, networking and further access to funding and business support.
  • All Summit costs including food, lodging and transportation costs will be covered


  • Summit applications are open to 20-32 year olds that are African or living in an African country
  • BYM selects based on the applicant’s demonstration of their commitment to action and social impact

Eligible Regions: African, living in an African country

Application Process

  • Early application deadline: Jul 28, 2017 23:59 (UTC +02:00)
    This application deadline applies to all applicants who will require a South African visa to attend #BYM2017.
  • Late application deadline: Aug 4, 2017 23:59 (UTC +02:00)
    This application deadline is open for applicants who will not require need a visa.

Application Deadline: July 28, 2017

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