Calling all youths: Hear from industry leaders on entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship Exposure Series @ SWITCH consisting of bi-weekly industry-led sessions from August to October, seeks to cultivate knowledge and passion in entrepreneurship among youths. The series is organised by SWITCH and in partnership with National Youth Council and *SCAPE.
Deep dive into the startup and innovation ecosystem and take away exclusive insights from different stakeholders speaking and mentoring at our series - Singaporean and International entrepreneurs, investors, government and corporate players.
Overview of the 5-sessions series:
Discover the global startup landscape from the eyes of government and corporate players who are actively shaping it.
Synopsis: Learn directly from the regulators and corporates and understand how their key initiatives and regulatory frameworks are pivotal in enabling innovation and entrepreneurship in the ecosystem.
Get into the minds of investors to find out what they look for in startups and the winning formula.
Synopsis: What are the unmissable boxes that different kinds of investors will check before deciding to invest in a startup? Acquire knowledge and tips from investors on what determines the success of the key milestones of a startup development journey - from concept and product development to market validation and getting your startup idea funded.
What makes the success of Singaporean startups? Gain exclusive access to knowledge on launching a startup from prominent local founders.
Synopsis: Learn the ropes of launching a startup from Singaporean founders who have treaded the path on what worked and did not work for them in their startup development journey - be it coming up with a good business idea or getting market validation and scaling their idea.
How is it like to launch a startup overseas? Get deep insights from an international startup on the differences of Singapore’s startup ecosystem compared to other countries.
Synopsis: Find out from an international startup founder on how a particular city’s startup ecosystem differs from another, in terms of the support network and intermediaries it offers, which will determine the access and cost to network building with other stakeholders. Other differences include the areas of innovation that the ecosystem including investors and researchers focus on, funding support and policies from the government.
Why having an intrapreneurial spirit is important for your career and how you can cultivate one.
Synopsis: Organisations are increasingly developing their employees to be intrapreneurs - corporate entrepreneurs with a startup mindset who can challenge the company’s way of thinking and create new kinds of value through innovation, unique business models, organisational renewal projects, and networking within the organisation to effectively communicate innovative concepts. Learn all about how you can work your way into becoming an intrapreneur in this concluding session.
Why you should attend:
Deep dive into the startup ecosystem from the lens of different players
Acquire exclusive and actionable knowledge and tips from industry experts from different ecosystem bodies - Singaporean and International startups, investors, government and corporations - gathered for your full understanding of entrepreneurship as an ecosystem.
Embark on your career exploration journey
Interested in a startup or innovation career but not sure about how the ecosystem works? Learn and find out more from the experience of speakers and mentors who have achieved success in their journey.
If you wish to pursue a startup career after the series, the sessions would have not only equipped you with the knowledge on entrepreneurship and innovation, but also the increased confidence and ability to sustain conversations and network with players in the ecosystem, bringing you nearer to starting your entrepreneurship journey.
Connect with fellow future entrepreneurs
Network with other youth attendees relevant to your projects and ventures. With virtual networking features like one-to-one meetings and networking lounge, Talent @ SWITCH will be where you make meaningful connections.
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