Entrepreneurship Bootcamp
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 Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

Join the Singapore University of Social Science's Entrepreneurship Bootcamp this June and July 2017! Targeted at aspiring entrepreneurs (18 years and above) who want to test their ideas and develop a promising business proposal.

During this course, students will form teams, brainstorm, validate their business idea, design a prototype and pitch in front of a panel of judges at the end of the course. There will be highs and lows, frustrations and moments of triumph. Some people will meet their co-founder, and some teams will even move on to start a company. Win or lose, it is certain that new lessons will be learnt, ideas will be tested, limits will be pushed and lives will be changed forever. 

Good ideas don't automatically translate into good companies. The process of testing, validating and pivoting is critical for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to develop ideas that translate into value adding businesses. Students will gain deeper understanding of the problem they are trying to solve, teams will get to put their ideas and assumptions to the test, and modify them along the way through the feedback they garner. Participants will be able to evaluate if their ideas are worth pursuing and design their first prototype.

Entrepreneurs have a higher chance to succeed if they belong to an ecosystem. Learning from those who have successfully built and grown companies, learning from those who failed and seeking opportunities to connect to experts in deep domain areas, is key to successfully build a brand. Students will be able to engage with Singapore's start-up community during study trips to Fuck-Up Nights, Impact Hub, JTC Launchpad @ One North and Echelon. This course is a time to meet potential co-founders, learn how to work in a team and seek advice from the ecosystem.

Held on Thursday evenings of June and July 2017, you will be exposed to the following areas:
  • ​Singapore's Start-Up Ecosystem
  • The Lean Startup Model
  • Prototype Designing 
  • Business Pitching​

Attendance in these face-to-face sessions are required:
Sessi​on Date ​Time Duration in hrs, F2F Loca​tion​ ​Session Title
​​1 ​1 June 2017​ (Thu) ​7.00pm-10.00pm ​3 ​SUSS Campus ​Ideation
​2 7 June 2017 (Thu) ​6.30pm-10.00pm 3.5 ​Impact Hub, Prinsep Street ​Visit 'F*** Up Nights' and Impact Hub co-working space
​3 ​15 June 2017 (Thu) ​7.00pm-10.00pm ​3 ​SUSS Campus ​Pitch Your Idea and Form a Team
​4 ​22 June 2017 (Thu) ​6.00pm-9.00pm ​3 ​Block 71/79 ​Visit Singapore's start-up scene: Meeting with Incubators, Accelerators and Bash (tbc)
28 June 2017 (Wed) ​8.00am-6.00pm ​Optional ​Echelon ​Visit one of Asia's largest Tech-conferences
​​Optional ​29 June 2017 (Thu) ​8.00am-6.00pm ​Optional ​Echelon ​Visit one of Asia's largest Tech-conferences
​5 ​29 June 2017 (Thu)​ ​7.00pm-10.00pm ​3 ​SUSS Campus ​Validate Your Assumptions and Find Customer-Problem Fit
​6 ​6 July 2017 (Thu) ​7.00pm-10.00pm ​3 ​SUSS Campus ​Lean Canvas - A One Page Business Plan
​7 ​13 July 2017 (Thu) ​7.00pm-10.00pm ​3 ​SUSS Campus ​Design Your Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
​8 ​20 July 2017 (Thu) ​7.00pm-10.00pm ​3 ​SUSS Campus ​Prepare Your Pitch for DemoDay
​9 ​26 July 2017 (Thu) ​7.00pm-​10.00pm ​3 ​SUSS Campus ​DemoDay​
​​ ​Total Course Duration: 27.5

This course is eligible for:
  • SUSS FT / PT students may register for this course as a 5 Credit course (as a Common Curriculum Elective), or as an Elective under School of Business, School of Human Development and Social Sciences, School of Science & Technology, School of Arts & Social Sciences or School of Law. 
  • Pre-U students (18 years and above) may register for this course as a Continuing Education & Training (CET) Certificate Course, which may later be recognised as a 5 Credit course upon successful admission to SUSS. 
  • Students enrolled in other universities / members of the public may register for this course as a Continuing Education & Training (CET) Certificate Course.

Course Fees (for Singapore citizens after subsidy; different rates may apply for PRs and foreigners):
  • CET students: S$1,284.00 (inclusive of GST) for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents; S$1,540.80 (inclusive of GST) for Other Residents
  • SUSS Full-time/Part-time students, the prevailing course fees apply.​

​Please indicate your interest here, and we will contact you further. For enquiries, please email ellengoel@suss.edu.sg.​​​​​​​