SUSS – Formosa Impact Startup Challenge

SUSS – Formosa Impact Startup Challenge

 

Highlights:

  • Located at Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Presented by SUSS in collaboration with Formosa
  • Be an Impact Maker – this ISC focuses on Social Entrepreneurship
  • Team up with fellow youth from Formosa Social Innovation Development Institute
  • Collaborate with Community Partners such as The Big Issue, ToyWonderland & GoodWill Foods
  • Sharing sessions by Impact Business startup founder
  • Interview user/beneficiaries/customers at your preferred location (within reach)
  • Pitch to a panel of investors and startup mentors
  • Programme will be in English and Mandarin
  • Endorsed as a SUSS Overseas Experience

 

SUSS - FORMOSA

Total Cost: $1,200 - $1,500

  • (Inclusive of airfare, accommodation, transport and some meals, excluding 5 CU course fees or Registration Fee)
  • $900 YTP subsidy or PSEA reimbursement available (based on individual’s eligibility/account balance)

For 5 cu credit bearing:

  • SUSS full-time students will receive $800 course subsidy in the following semester. For students in their final semester, prevailing course fees apply.
  • SUSS part-time students, prevailing course fees apply.

For non-credit bearing option:

  • SUSS students pay a registration fee of $180 per person.
  • Pre-tertiary and non-SUSS students pay a registration fee of $180 per person.

Programme Schedule

Pre-trip Session: 29 May 2019, 7pm - 10pm

Travel dates: 10 June 2019 – 15 June 2019 (6 days)

Date/TimeAgenda
Approx. 1 week before the trip

- Meet fellow participants and main mentor/accompanying staff

- Brief intro to Lean Startup

- Possible problem statements/1-min pitch brief

Day 1

- Meet foreign participants + icebreaking

- Startup founder sharing on “How to Build A Business in Taiwan”

- 1-min pitch + Team Formation

- Intro to Javelin Board

Day 2

- Problem Hypothesis Round 1 & prepare for interview

- GOOB 1 (Get-Out-Of-Building)

- Site visit 1 (VC/Incubator/Startup Offices)

- How to prepare a pitch deck

- Problem Hypothesis Round 2

*Learning from the Experiment

Day 3

- Problem MVP + value proposition canvas

- Site visit 2 or Community Event

- GOOB 2 & 3

Day 4

- Solution MVP + testing

- GOOB 4

- Review learnings

Day 5

- Pitch deck preparation

- Pitch rehearsal

Day 6

- Final pitch to judges (*VCs, Angel Investors, Startup Mentors)

- R&R if time allows

Admission Eligibility Criteria

  • FTMKTG (full-time Marketing) and BSBM (part-time Marketing) students may take this 5 cu course as a major elective. The course is graded and will affect your CGPA
  • Full-time students may take this 5 cu course as a SUSS Core Unrestricted elective, under GSP100. The course is graded and will affect your CGPA.
  • Part-time students may take this 5 cu course as a general elective, under GSP100. The course is graded and will affect your CGPA.
  • Optionally SUSS students may take this course as a non-credit bearing course and register via SIMS events portal. The course is not graded and will not affect your CGPA.
  • Pre-tertiary and non-SUSS students may take this course as a non-credit bearing course and register via SIMS events portal.
  • CDO303PNH can be used to fulfill overseas experience (OE) requirement.

Register during eCR in April 2019 (5 cu credit bearing) and Register your interest here latest by 28 April 2019 (both credit bearing and non-credit bearing)

Email us at ZW50cmVwcmVuZXVyc2hpcEBzdXNzLmVkdS5zZw== if you have questions.

Candidates will be screened for suitability and SUSS reserves the right to select the most suitable candidates only.

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