SUSS – GCIC / WBI Impact Startup Challenges

SUSS – Formosa Impact Startup Challenge

Applications are now closed

Plan your semester break even before school starts! SUSS Entrepreneurship is rolling out TWO Impact Startup Challenges this March in Manila, Philippines and Medan, Indonesia, with our partners Global City Innovative College (GCIC) and Wilmar Bisnis Indonesia Polytechnic (WBI)!

Transform your startup ideas into MVPs with talented students across ASEAN and pitch to judges from IdeaSpace, Launch Garage, and more.

APPLICATION STARTS NOW and ends on 31 Jan 2019, Thurs, 23:59 for both runs. Selected applicants will be notified via email latest by 8 Feb 2019. This programme is open to all SUSS Full-Time & Part-Time students, SUSS Alumni and JC/Polytechnic students1.

* Up to S$900 in YTP funding will be available to help cover costs for current SUSS Singaporean and PR students (subjected to individual’s eligibility). Alternatively, students who are not eligible for YTP may apply for financial reimbursement through your Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA).

1 For Pre-tertiary students, this is also an opportunity for you to receive a conditional offer into SUSS (subjected to your eligibility and performance in the programme) and experience a university-led programme designed specifically for aspiring student entrepreneurs! Certificates of completion will be given out to all participants.

Programme Outline

Day 1Arrival Icebreaking and Startup Founder sharing on “How to build a business in the Philippines/ Indonesia”
Day 2 MorningIdeation and Problem Identification
Day 2 AfternoonStartup/Incubator/VC Visit 1Panel discussion/ Startup founders’ sharing & networking etc
Day 2 EveningStudents pitch their ideas in 1 min, vote for best ideas and form teams

Minimum 1 Singaporean student and 1 Filipino/Indonesian student per team

Split into teams of 3 – 4 students

Day 3 MorningCustomer Persona

Problem Hypothesis

Stakeholder Mapping

Crafting Customer Persona

Day 3 AfternoonStartup/Incubator/VC Visit 2
Day 3 EveningInterview PreparationWhat & How to test assumptions
Day 4Market ValidationStudents venture out to interview target market
Day 4 EveningLean Canvas
Day 5

Pitch Deck


Day 5 EveningPitch Rehearsal
Day 6Pitch to Panel of JudgesEach team to deliver a 7 min pitch with 3 min Q&A

Our Manila & Medan ISC Main Facilitator and Mentor

Bryan Long

Bryan Long

Founder | Unaverage

Founding Organiser | Singapore Lean Startup Circle

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