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Start-Up@Singapore, the nation’s largest start-up challenge has always been designed as more than just another business plan competition.
It is also aimed at shedding light on what entrepreneurship is about. Keeping with this objective, Start-Up@Singapore, over the month of November, organized a set of three Speaker Series where prominent Singaporean entrepreneurs dished out advice to aspiring entrepreneurs.
The first edition was themed on “Product Innovation and Development”, and held at Plug-In@Blk 71. Read more
Singapore’s longest running start-up challenge, Start-Up@Singapore, held its official launch at the Hon Sui Sen Auditorium on 19th October 2012, thus declaring the 14th edition of the competition open.
Supported by the presence of some of Singapore’s most promising entrepreneurs, the event commenced with Guest of Honour, NUS Provost Professor Tan, and the Start-Up@Singapore Steering Committee members watering the Tree of Dreams, a tree representing the aspirations of all entrepreneurs, which would later be planted at the NUS Business School.
This was followed by a panel discussion on starting-up. The panel comprised Darius Cheung of BillPin, Min Xuan Lee of Playmoolah, Jack Sim of World Toilet Organization, and Adrin Loi of Ya Kun Kaya Toast. Read more
Participants split into groups to brainstorm their "Next Big Thing" Idea.
On the evening of 27th January 2012, Start-up@Singapore (S@S), Singapore’s largest business plan competition, launched Ideas Meet Skills for the first time.
As a meeting point for individuals with either business ideas or technical expertise, Ideas Meet Skills played matchmaker to about 100 budding entrepreneurs from Singapore as well as countries like the United States and Dubai. Participants, aged 17 and above, also underwent an idea generation workshop by Ground-up Initiative (GUI), a non-governmental organisation based in Singapore.
Many people dream of working for themselves but lack the technical skills to do so.That is not to say that a person with an idea doesn’t have any skills. But with technology changing at such a fast rate, even entrepreneurs with technical knowledge may find their expertise lacking as the demand for specialisation increases. Read more
Got a new product or idea? Always wanted to launch your own business? Join Singapore’s most prestigious business plan competition, Start-Up@Singapore Business Plan Competition and stand to win up to SGD 70,000 in funding! Read more
It is every girl’s (and boy’s) dream to enjoy the pleasures of ice cream without the accompanying guilt. An age of scientific progress, together with the bombarding of media images, inculcates in us a degree of health-consciousness. This is complemented by a proliferation of frozen yoghurt shops in Singapore, such as Frolick and Yoguru, an indication of a shift in consumer preference. However, can the lightly masked sourness of yoghurt really replace the wonderful flavours of ice cream? As Verleen Goh, the young founder of Soyato, mentions, even chocolate is sour. Read more
The rapid growth of the Internet has contributed to the explosive growth of online content in recent years. In addition to traditional text-based content, there is now an unprecedented amount of multimedia content arising mainly from the proliferation of social networking sites and user-generated platforms.
Existing search and retrieval techniques are either text-based or content-based or a combination of both. These approaches are ineffective for abstract or complex queries from users. For a more efficient and effective web-scale media search, there is a need to move from text-based search to a concept-based search to overcome semantic gaps. There is also a need for techniques to perform large-scale indexing of multimedia features to help organisations and individuals cope with this unprecedented flood of media-rich material.
NUS researchers from the School of Computing are pioneering a new generation of media search technologies, spanning from web-scale image/video search to multilingual search, scanned text search and speech-based search.
In this seminar, our researchers will share some of their cutting-edge research results in media search technologies with you. For more details, read the abstracts and biographies of our distinguished speakers below. Read more
Organised by the NUS Entrepreneurship Society, the nation-wide business plan competition Start-Up@Singapore 2010 closed with a bang (literally) at its Awards Ceremony held at DBS Auditorium last week, when confetti and streamers were shot high to celebrate the victory of its champion. Acting Minister of Information, Communication and the Arts, Mr Lui Tuck Yew, graced this closing ceremony with the keynote address. Read more
The Semi-Final round is over, and 11 Finalists have been selected for this 11th installment of Start-Up@Singapore, the national business plan competition.
Here are the team names and their ideas in a few words: Read more
781 individuals participated in 276 teams in this year’s Start-Up@Singapore, the national business plan competition now into its 11th year. Join us at the Awards Ceremony this May and you will get to hear the finalist pitches (Update! 11 finalists have been chosen!) and network with illustrious members of the local entrepreneurship scene. Read more
Start-Up@Singapore concluded its first ever 24 Hour Biz Plan Challenge last weekend. Held overnight at the NUS Business School, it was intended for those who wanted the experience of developing a business plan in the shortest time frame possible. The event saw 33 teams of 110 participants in total fighting to keep awake while absorbing as much as they could about entrepreneurship in 24 hours. Read more