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Entrepreneurship Competitions in 2018

Look forward to it!

I've done my research, and from what I've gathered this far, here are six competitions that will allow the entrepreneurship side of you to shine!


Organised by Singapore Management University (SMU) Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, the Youth Innovation Challenge (YIC) is open to all Secondary School, Junior College, Centralised Institute and ITE students in Singapore. A platform for youths, it is an opportunity for them to showcase their entrepreneurial talents and business ideas and attract seed funding as well.

Participants will be able to learn from various entrepreneurs under their mentor-ship and not to mention, a chance to extend their network of friends and business contacts.

By the end of the day, participants will experience to pitch in front of a big live audience. Days filled with excitement indeed!

The registration deadline:
28 February 2018

  • Interested? Just remember the following details;

1) The 2018 theme: Smart Cities

2) Key dates:

  • Full Day Design Thinking and Lean Startup Methodology Workshop: 7 April 2018
  • Mentor Session: 14 April 2018
  • Teams Pitch & Awards Ceremony: 21 April 2018

So what are you waiting for?
Check this out for more information!


A 9-month long startup accelerator programme, ideasinc by Nanyang Technopreneurship Center provides a platform for youths to actualise their ideas. They too will be able to seek expert advice and mentor-ship under those with rich industrial experience in the business fields.

At the end of the day, they will be given the opportunity to pitch for many rewards including cash, business grants and equity investments.

Applications will start from 1 February 2018 to 31 March 2018. More details will be sent out by then.

Their email address:

Don't forget to check out their Facebook and Instagram too!

Want more details of ideasinc 2017? Here is the link!


NUS Entrepreneurship Society Events

1. The Social Oven

A three day event, the Social Oven seeks to enlighten and inspire potential aspiring social entrepreneurs in the youth of Singapore. Just don't forget your mission and vision and you're good to go!

Date: Semester 2, 2018 (Tentative)
Check out this for more information with regards to 2017 event.

2. Startup Grand Challenge

A way to win funding for your startup idea. The title says it all, check it out!


2017's Social Venture Challenge focuses on directing ambitious and innovative early stage entrepreneurs (there is no age limit!) into taking hold of their creative business ideas to solve social issues, producing a positive and sustainable impact in Asia.

Besides exciting cash prizes to grab, Social Venture Challenge is unique as they provide six months of post-competition support for the finalist teams.

However as exciting as it may seem, the 2018 edition is not released yet nor has the details too.
But here’s the link to find out more on 2017’s event!


Digital Business Challenge, organized by Republic polytechnic, provides a platform for secondary school students to experience and showcase their innovative ideas while embracing entrepreneurship as a whole. Ideation, workshop, mentorship and actual selling, there’s so much to experience!

Without a doubt, with more than 1000 students from more than 80 participating schools over ten editions, DBC has essentially given many opportunities for these youths.

Additionally, 2017’s event was powered by ecommerce partners, Carousell and Ezbuy, who provided the event’s digital platforms as well as training for the secondary school students. So do look forward to something exciting in 2018!

So create your teams, and await the next edition of DBC for your chance too!
To find out more, check this link out!


Looking to interact and learn from many individuals who have a wealth of experience to share from?
YSE allows participants to do so!

YSE also aims to provide a platform for youths of different nationalities to start or advance in their social enterprises in Singapore and beyond.

Once admitted, participants will attend a 4-day workshop held in Singapore and will be given the opportunity to pitch to be shortlisted into the programme itself, which includes mentorship scheme; overseas study visit and an opportunity to pitch for funding.

Sadly, the 2018's application deadline was on the 10th of December 2017.

But for more details, check out this link!

Written by: Syifa, TPJC

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