STARTUP & ENTREPRENUERSHIP

Thinking of becoming an Entrepreneur but don't know what it takes? Learn from the pros. Immerse yourself into the startup ecosystem. Meet founders to learn about managing an innovative startup, potential pitfalls and future opportunities.

Innovation in Startups & Entrepreneurship:

An Insight to Startups & Founders Exposure Program

Entrepreneurship is ​gaining popularity among young millennials, who are comfortable with taking risks and aspire to solve some of the world's biggest problems. However, indulging in a great idea is only the beginning. What else does it take to be a successful entrepreneur? How do we even measure what a successful entrepreneur is?

This program aims to provide a comprehensive overview to the entrepreneurship journey in Singapore. At the same time, it is also an encouragement to the next generation on what is truly possible for the future. Immerse yourself into our ecosystem of entrepreneurship, and be inspired to leave a big impact in your home, your community and the world.

This program is suitable for aspiring entrepreneurs, local and international schools.

(Note that final agenda, list of participating companies and activities is subject to change and will be determined for each individual program.)

Tour Schedule

Available: Monday - Friday

3.0 Hours

  • Morning Time slot: 9am - 12pm

  • Afternoon Time slot: 2pm - 5pm

 

Program Outline

PART ONE [1.5 HOURS]

THE STARTUP ECOSYSTEM.

Collaboration, funding and mentorship is crucial to the growth of many startups. How does the ecosystem support this? Discover this by navigating through the Singapore startup ecosystem.

09:00 am - 09:30 am

one-north Gallery

As the icon of Singapore's knowledge economy, one-north aims to integrate key growth sectors with advanced technology. Compromising the basic elements of a startup, learn about how this mixed-used development began, and more significantly, how it continues to pivot, adapt and innovate to stay relevant with current technological trends.

09:30 am - 10:30 am

JTC LaunchPad

Known as the "Silicon Valley" of Singapore, JTC LaunchPad provides startups with a conducive space to innovate. Immerse yourself into this habitat of entrepreneurship and explore various cutting-edge prototypes that were launched from this hotbed.

Participating Partners:

Block 71

@ NUS Enterprise

PART TWO [2.0 HOURS]

ENTREPRENEUR SHARING SESSION.

A fireside sharing by entrepreneurs within the ecosystem. When attended by participants with deep thinking and exceptional performance, this interaction of brilliant minds will generate valuable lessons, with the only risk being too afraid to shine.

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Venture Capitalist / Private Equity Firm

Visit the office of Mercatus Capital - a venture capitalist firm, which offer seed, angel and venture funding. Learn more about their growth platform for start-ups, collaboration with Innovation House and the significant role they contribute as investor/mentor in the startup ecosystem.

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Incubator Visit + Entrepreneur Fireside Chat

Meet startup founders from Pollinate - a polytechnic incubator and have the opportunity to engage in a Q&A session. These founders are handpicked by us to provide a breadth of experience that participants will find useful in their pursuit of entrepreneurship and hear their inspiring stories.

Participating Partners:

Innovation House /

Eight Mercatus

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Pollinate

Incubator Space

Action Community for Entrepreneurship

Timbre+

PART THREE [2.0 HOURS] - OPTIONAL ADD-ON

UNLEASH YOUR HIDDEN GENIUS.

Get access​ to one of the hottest programs in design-thinking today, entrepreneurship bootcamps! Identify problems, develop ideas to solve those problems, and create roadmaps to achieve your individual aspirations.

Add-on Program 1:

Entrepreneurship Design Thinking Workshop (By Reactor School)

Whether you are a risk-taking founder seeking top-line growth, a social entrepreneur raising funds for a non-profit, or someone simply looking to disrupt an existing norm, being able to identify problems and develop impact solutions will propel you towards achieving your goals.

In this workshop, you will be introduced to the concept of Design Thinking and its importance in relation to problem solving and entrepreneurship. You will also participate in the Know Your Customer interactive simulation by going through all 5 stages of the Design Thinking Process: Empathy, Define, Ideate, Prototype and Test.

 

At the end of the workshop, you will critically think and reflect upon how the Design Thinking process could benefit you in the context of your lives.

Participating Partners

Reactor School: Entreprenuer Education

 
 

VIDEO & PHOTO GALLERY

Additional Information

Inclusions

  • English-speaking local guide

  • Admission to one-north Gallery

  • JTC LaunchPad tour

  • Entrepreneur sharing session

  • Light refreshments

  • Two-way transfers

Exclusions

  • Design thinking workshop (add-on)

  • Personal Insurance

  • Others not listed under inclusions

Tour Highlights

Gain rare insights into Singapore's startup ecosystem.

Experience first-hand the startup environment and infrastructure.

Engage startup founders to identify potential pitfalls and opportunities. 

Be introduced to the concept of design thinking in entrepreneurship.

Know Before You Book

You will need a minimum group size of 20 people to book this tour.

Program Price:

- From S$3,800 per program (max 40 pax)

- We recommend at least 4 weeks advance booking for this program.

Add-on:

- Entrepreneurship Design Thinking Workshop: S$40/pax (min 10 pax)

 

More Information:
Full details of the program will be communicated upon being in touch with us. We’ll be able to customise this program based on varying group size, start time and preferences. To officially request a enquiry or customisation of your program, please contact us.

 
 
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