The Awards Ceremony is a culmination of the 13th Start-Up@Singapore, Singapore’s premier business plan competition, and it will be the platform where the finalists will showcase their ideas and the winners for the competition will be announced. It will be held on the 19th May 2012, Saturday, from 1.15 pm to 3.45 pm.
Start-Up@Singapore (S@S) is supported by the NUS Entrepreneurship Centre, NUS Business School Alumni Association and NUS Business School. Having seen more than 2500 teams participating in the past 12 years, S@S has established itself as a credible and competitive platform, helping entrepreneurs make the critical transition from paper to product. We have helped spin off over 90 companies, doling out up to half a million in cash and in-kind prizes such as incubation space and mentorship support.
Some of the success stories who emerged from Start-up@Singapore include tenCube, which was recently acquired by McAfee, and Soyato, to name a few.
Building on this outstanding track record, 13th Start-Up@Singapore (S@S) has seen more than 1100 participants in the Open and Youth categories from the world over, making this edition the most successful one thus far. For the first time in our competition history, Start-Up@Singapore has introduced the Social Enterprise/Co-operative category in recognition of the growing tide of social entrepreneurs in Singapore.
Out of sixteen Social Enterprise/Co-operative Finalists, winners will receive the top cash prizes of $15,000 and $3,000 in the open and youth categories respectively. In addition, they will also be granted as direct entry into the S@S Grand Finals on 19th May.
The Awards Ceremony will proudly showcase the innovative ideas of the finalists. Having undergone months of rigorous judging and mentoring, the finalists will enter a final showdown on the day itself, with the winning teams from both categories walking away with attractive prizes worth SGD$85,000. Gracing this event will be Mr Chan Chun Sing, Acting minister for MCYS, who will deliver a keynote speech about the Social Enterprise community in Singapore.
During the awards ceremony, competition finalists will each be given 90 seconds to pitch their ideas to the audience. The audience would then vote for their favorite contestant which would determine the “People’s Choice Award”. The prize presentation ceremony will be followed up by an exhibition of the finalists’ ideas and networking tea reception where you will get to network with over 100 leading professionals from the private and public sector.
When: Saturday 19th May 2012
Time: 1.15pm to 3.45pm
Where: Genexis Theatre, Fusionopolis, 1 Fusionopolis Way, Singapore 138632. (One North MRT Station) [map]
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