Take a leap into entrepreneurship journey with NUS

By Soh Wan Ying

Universities with their knowledge, expertise, infrastructure and resources, can be the perfect breeding ground for aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators. Tertiary students, technically trained and facing lower opportunity cost, are primed to work on new ventures.

NUS strives to…


This story was first published in Issue 030 of Enterprise SPARKS, our quarterly newsletter, here (pages 14–16).

The fashion industry has a sustainability problem. Driven largely by fast fashion cycles that rely on high volumes, ever-changing styles, and cheap fabrics and labour, clothing production has approximately doubled since 2000.[1] But…


Contributed by Rebecca Tan Li Qi and Jermaine Ng

“Today, AI in cybersecurity is a very hot topic in the space of both AI and cybersecurity … Yet, this topic is surrounded by much mystery and uncertainty.” — Emil Tan

This uncertainty boils down to 1 question: Will AI improve…


Contributed by Rebecca Tan Li Qi

THE HANGAR Booster Programme Finale: Showcase Day

Invaluable questions, suggestions and directions from pitch mentors coupled with enthusiastic and confident responses from 11 start-ups filled the air on Zoom. A message of appreciation from our Programme Head and thank you texts from the 11 start-ups flooded our Whatsapp group chat.

This…


THE HANGAR Booster Programme Highlights: Growth Marketing

Contributed by Rebecca Tan Li Qi

The term growth hacking or marketing (used interchangeably) has been catching fire and the obvious reason is that everyone wants to earn revenue quickly.

“[However], there is no such thing as growth hacks”, says Thibaut Briere, founder…


THE HANGAR Booster Programme highlights: Customer Discovery

Contributed by Rebecca Tan Li Qi

As an entrepreneur, you may have many questions in your mind.

  • Is the problem I intend to solve a critical one?
  • Is my solution what customers want?
  • Will people want to pay for my product or service?


THE HANGAR Booster Programme highlights: Company Constitution

Contributed by Rebecca Tan Li Qi

Recall the story of Steve Jobs being chased out of Apple?

That’s the power of a company constitution.

A company constitution is a document that specifies rules on how a company is organised and how it will…


Corals in 3D printing? AM.NUS — This could be a future reality

MedCoral — Natural Ceramic

Corals and human implants — what do they have in common? While seemingly unrelated to the layman, the NUS Centre of Additive Manufacturing (AM.NUS) sees a novel way to 3D-print medical and advanced human implants using cultured corals…


THE HANGAR Booster Programme highlights: What is Fundraising?

Contributed by Rebecca Tan Li Qi

Funding (or rather sufficient funding) is usually the top priority for start-ups. Even if there is an intention to bootstrap at an earlier stage of growth, raising funds is often required for scaling in the long…


THE HANGAR Booster Programme highlights: Unit Economics

Contributed by Rebecca Tan Li Qi

Wondering whether to step on the accelerator or jam the brakes?

Unit economics, which describes a start-up’s revenue and costs in relation to an individual unit of production, can help a start-up to decide the next step…

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