Impact Startup Challenge

Social Entrepreneurship

As the leading university for social good, SUSS helps enterprising students create startups that have a social impact.

From being exposed to the social entrepreneurship scene to receiving support and guidance as you embark on your entrepreneurial journey, students are encouraged to explore the various options available at SUSS.

Pathways for Social Entrepreneurship (Thumbnail)

OptionsDetailsPossible Fulfilment of Experiential Graduating Requirements*
Gain experience through working at a social enterprise
Students learn and gain skills from engaging in full-time work at a social enterprise either based locally or overseas. Students will gain insights into how a commercially and socially viable business is run.
  • Community Engagement
    Depending on the location of where the social enterprise is based, fulfils either Community Engaged Work or Global Service-Learning pathway
  • Overseas Experience
    Only if the social enterprise is based overseas
  • Work Attachment
    Only if pre-WA requirements have been met and student completes a minimum of 24 weeks
Join SUSS Sociopreneurs (SSE)

Learn about social entrepreneurship scene through workshops, peer-learning and networking sessions. Explore your options either by choosing to work on an existing problem statement or by getting started on your own social entrepreneurship journey.

SUSS Sociopreneurs (SSE) is made up of a group of students who are interested in social entrepreneurship. The framework of SSE is built with community engagement and problem discovery in mind. SSE drives students to focus on problem discovery by understanding the community before exploring into creating a solution. An advisor helps to set milestones for the projects and conduct regular check-ins with the students to guide them.

Their main community partner is Social Impact Catalyst (SIC), which is the largest youth-centric organisation focused on social entrepreneurship and innovation in ASEAN. SSE taps on SIC to connect with mentors and attend relevant trainings in the social entrepreneurship scene.

  • Community Engagement
    Fulfils the Community Engagement Project pathway
  • Work Attachment
    Fulfils WA004 Entrepreneurial Mindset requirement (prerequisite for WA)
Start your own social enterprise

Register your startup and work on your social enterprise for a minimum of 6 months under guidance and supervision of a mentor.

  • Community Engagement
    Fulfils the Social Entrepreneurship pathway
  • Work Attachment
    Apply for Entrepreneurial Work Attachment

*Note: Full-time students who would like to fulfil their experiential graduation requirement are required to submit the necessary and relevant documentation to the relevant office, prior to undertaking any of the programme offerings.

More Programmes

Students interested in deepening their knowledge and experience in entrepreneurship scene are encouraged to join our other programme


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