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Designing Impactful VEntures (DIVE) is a spinoff from the Impact Startup Challenge launched in 2017. It provides exciting entrepreneurial opportunities for individuals aged 50 and above and representatives from Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) to experience the world of entrepreneurship.

Over five days, participants will be exposed to entrepreneurial tools such as Javelin Board and Value Proposition Canvas to create customer-centric solutions. The programme will be led be seasoned entrepreneurs who will facilitate workshops and mentor participants on their entrepreneurial journey.

Programme Features

  • Introduction to Javelin Board
  • Customer Hypothesis & Get Out Of Building (GOOB)
  • Introduction to Value Proposition Canvas, MVP, Introduction to AI, Founders' Sharing
  • Go-to-Market Strategy
  • Demo Day


Application Process


Open to:

  • Young seniors & and seniors (Aged 50 and above)
  • Representatives from Non-Profit Organisations

Selection Criteria

  • Participants will be evaluated based on their motivation for wanting to joining the programme


SUSS will select each applicant based on:

  • Entrepreneurial potential – experience, passion, skillsets, etc
  • Passionate to build and grow a business of their own
  • Able to contribute a business idea in any of the following domains: Early Childhood, Gerontology / Elderlies, Psychology / Mental Health, Education Technology, Fintech / Blockchain, E-commerce / Marketing, Social Services, SME Digital Transformation; will be an added advantage
  • Ability to commit for the full duration of the programme
Duration & Period of

1st Run: 13 March 2024 to 19 March 2024


2nd Run: : 16 October 2024 to 22 October 2024

Application Date



Patrick Ng

Patrick Ng

Founder & Innovation Director
Spark Launchpad
David Ward

David Ward

Co-Founder, ReScaleLab

Get in Touch

For more information about DIVE, drop us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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