As an exclusive promotion to students through 22 August 2021, both Singaporean and international students get to enjoy an all-in price of
USD50 SGD10 to access both SWITCH 2021 and the Entrepreneurship Exposure Series (EES) - a series of industry knowledge sessions on the startup ecosystem!
Don’t miss this time-limited promotion only for students - sign up by 22 August 2021, 2359 (SGT) with your school email!
Once you have signed up for the EES, you will be onboarded to an always-on SWITCH platform where you can access SWITCH 2021 and its other year-long events such as monthly webinars and connect with fellow delegates throughout 2021, on top of the EES.
Update: Application for the EES has closed on 22 August 2021. However, you can get your 1-For-1 SWITCH Pass by 30 September to access all of SWITCH’s year-long webinars through 2022, including the Talent @ SWITCH Entrepreneurship Exposure Series (EES)!
Read on to find out more about the Talent @ SWITCH Entrepreneurship Exposure Series (EES)!
Calling all aspiring startup founders: Hear from industry leaders on entrepreneurship
The Talent @ SWITCH Entrepreneurship Exposure Series (EES) consists of five bi-weekly industry-led knowledge sessions on the global startup ecosystem for aspiring startup founders and youths, happening from August to October. The series is organised by SWITCH and in partnership with National Youth Council (NYC) and *SCAPE.
Deep dive into the startup and innovation ecosystems from the lens of different stakeholders speaking and mentoring at our series - Singaporean and International entrepreneurs, investors, government and corporate players.
The Talent @ SWITCH EES also has two complementary programmes - the Talent @ SWITCH Mentorship Programme and Talent @ SWITCH Youth Challenge. As part of EES, the former allows youths to get mentored by an experienced professional to gain one-to-one guidance on developing career-related skills as well as industry knowledge from their mentor, while the Youth Challenge provides youths with the opportunity to acquire valuable experience in solving real-world challenges issued by organisations.
Get your 1-For-1 SWITCH Pass by 30 September to access all of SWITCH’s year-long webinars through 2022, including the EES!
Follow our Facebook page to get the latest updates when we release the speakers of each session.
Read on to find out more about the details of the 5 EES sessions, how you can participate in the EES and its complementary programmes, what is in it for you, and the commitment required for the series.
Overview of the 5-sessions series:
Session 1: Understand the global startup ecosystem
10 August 2021
Discover the global startup landscape from the eyes of government and corporate players who are actively shaping it.
Synopsis: Hear from the regulators and corporates on how different initiatives and frameworks are pivotal in enabling innovation and entrepreneurship in the ecosystem.
Check out the speakers of our first session and more details here.
Session 2: Get into the minds of investors!
24 August 2021
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 different growth stages and milestones of a startup - from concept and product development to market validation and getting your startup idea funded.
Find out more about this session and its speakers here.
Session 3: Learn about startup success in Singapore!
7 September 2021
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.
Learn about the speakers of this session and more details here.
Session 4: Learn the tips to expanding beyond Singapore’s shores!
21 September 2021
How is it like to launch a startup overseas? Get deep insights from international startups on the differences of Singapore’s startup ecosystem compared to other countries.
Synopsis: Find out from international startup founders on how a particular city’s startup ecosystem differs from another, such as in terms of the support network and intermediaries it offers. This will determine the startups’ access and cost to network building with other stakeholders.
Discover the speakers of this fourth session and more details here.
Session 5: Entrepreneurship redefined at work
5 October 2021
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 and unique business models. Learn all about how you can work your way to becoming an intrapreneur in this concluding session.
Check out the speakers and details of the fifth session that is hosted by *SCAPE here.
How can I participate?
You will have the opportunity to apply for the Entrepreneurship Exposure Series (EES), as well as its complementary programmes - the Mentorship Programme and/or Youth Challenge - in the same EES registration form.
You can refer to the below infographic for the different combinations of programmes you can take on and what they entail.
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 SWITCH delegates and fellow future entrepreneurs
With access to SWITCH 2021 and its other year-long events, network with fellow SWITCH delegates including youths relevant to your projects and ventures on the always-on SWITCH platform throughout the year. With virtual networking features like one-to-one meetings and networking lounge, Talent @ SWITCH EES and SWITCH 2021 will be where you make meaningful connections.
What is involved?
Participants of the Entrepreneurship Exposure Series (EES) are required to:
- Be committed to the series and be there for the respective sessions.
- Be proactive in raising questions or insights to the speakers of the panel sessions, if any.
- Provide feedback to the organisers about the programme.
How can I apply?
Application for the EES has closed on 22 August 2021. However, you can get your 1-For-1 SWITCH Pass by 30 September to access all of SWITCH’s year-long webinars through 2022, including the EES!
Follow our Facebook page to get updated when we release the speakers and details of each session!