Global Startup Battle, a competition involving the winners of Startup Weekend events held in November around the world, is open to public voting. These events were a part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.
48 startups have posted short video introductions of themselves on the Startup Weekend Facebook Page, where the public can view and choose their favorite teams. Voting ends on 28th November, Monday. Read more
While many adventurous Singaporean entrepreneurs have taken a crack at the Chinese market, I am surprised that quite a number of them have prospered. Not that I’m putting down my own countrymen, but China is after all well known for being a hyper-competitive and brutal market.
The challenges, however, did not stop these two Singaporeans from succeeding in their businesses: James Tan, co-founder of 55tuan.com, one of China’s largest group buying sites, and James Tong, founder of Suzsoft, a China IT development firm.
Together with Cyril Ebersweiler, an investor who founded Chinaccelerator, they were the speakers at Closing the Entrepreneurial Gap 2, a panel discussion held in the National University of Singapore’s Unversity Town on 18th November, Friday evening. Read more
On 8th November, Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) will host the opening ceremony of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2011, which will be held in the Grand Cathay building. Mr Teo Ser Luck, Minister of State for the Ministry of Trade and Industry, will be the Guest of Honor. There will also be a panel discussion entitled “Realising my Big Idea” on that day.
When: Tuesday, 8th November 2011
Where: The Grand Cathay, Level 6, 2 Handy Road, Singapore 229233 (Map)
Register here by 31st Oct.
Temasek Polytechnic has engaged students from its institution and also ITEs and secondary schools to participate in their inaugural tri-categories business plan competitions – Young Ideas for Silver Industry 2010. The event will showcase entrepreneurial ideas from bright and young minds of various institutions in understanding and resolving typical issues faced by our ageing population. This event provides a channel for these groups of young students to communicate their ideas at large to senior citizens and an avenue to obtain feedback on business viability of their ideas from entrepreneurs. Read more
Ignite your entrepreneurial passions as you look at the leading startup trends and ideas through the eyes of prominent entrepreneurs and investors in Silicon Valley. Brought to you by students on the NUS Overseas College programme in Silicon Valley, NUS Enterprise and Incub3. Read more
Youths are full of creativity and eager to find out what’s life in the creative industries of product design, interactive digital media, gaming, and social arenas. The session of talks by three successful entrepreneurs from the local scene will share their entrepreneurial start-ups experiences as they discuss the opportunities, motivations and challenges. They will also share their practical knowledge and insights into intellectual properties, product design and development, and marketing of their products and services. Read more
What’s new in the social enterprise space? Hear practitioners talk about their SE initiatives that include environmental conservation, economic sustainability and community first approach.
Brought to you by the NUS Business School Alumni Association, Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthrophy NUS and AIESEC. Read more
Entrepreneurship has always been a difficult journey, and even more so for young people who are studying or who are at the dawn of their careers. As a continuation of The Startup Story in 2009, young entrepreneurs who are still in the midst of their business adventures will share their ups and downs of starting up and the key values for fellow aspiring young entrepreneurs to take away.
Some speakers will also relate the innovations within their businesses and discuss how the consideration and fine-tuning of processes and details are essential to a successful startup. Read more
Come on down to Cathay Cineleisure Orchard to catch the competition as Secondary school students pit their entrepreneurial skills to win the title of National Pushcart Challenge Champion. Organized by the Centre for Innovation & Enterprise (CIE), Republic Polytechnic, the National Pushcart Challenge was initiated as a platform for all secondary schools who have participated in the Entrepreneurship Education Program (EEP).
Through this competition, secondary schools will be given the opportunity to pit their entrepreneurial skills with each other in this two days nationwide competition. Held annually, this competition seeks to raise the profile of the EEP as well as to bring together schools on a common entrepreneurial platform to enhance students’ learning. Read more
Technology and World Change is a module taught in SMU by Professor Soon Loo, focusing on how technology has changed and continues to change the lives of people and society. The Innovation Colosseum is the culmination of 6 weeks of hard work by the students, with presentations of projects based either on a Business Innovation Case (given by industry giants Microsoft and Osim) or a product they innovated and how they intend to take it to the market. Students are also engaged in a 6 week intensive mentorship programme with industry professionals and will be sharing their experiences. The Innovation Colosseum serves the purpose of nurturing Singapore’s future innovators and entrepreneurs. Read more