Application Deadline: 28 April 2019

Upcoming Intake: 6 May to 22 July 2019

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You can choose to either:

Binge-watch your favourite Netflix shows,

Travel across various countries and be left feeling like a poor millennial, or

Bring your startup idea to life and become your own boss.


Always wanted to launch a tech product or have ideas on how to make existing products better?

Here’s your opportunity to launch your own prototype in just 12 weeks!

IN 12 WEEKS...

Community & network

Meet potential business partners and like-minded ambitious innovators

Hands-on experience

Gain first-hand experience on

what it takes to design and build your own prototype


Mentorship by experts

Learn from founders, investors, and leaders across various fields

HOW WILL YOU BENEFIT?

YOU'LL LEARN ALL ABOUT:

ENTREPRENEURIAL MUST-HAVES

From resourcefulness to perseverance in tough times, you'll develop the combination of traits and knowledge you need in order to succeed as an entrepreneur. 

Learn essential transferable skills such as leadership and team management, pitching and problem-solving.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

What makes a successful product manager

and how do they understand customer needs?


Learn skills ranging from technical know-how,

to understanding how to design a product that your customers want.

WHO IS IT FOR?

JOINERS

You're interested in joining a team 

to build a product.

FOUNDERS

You've got a business idea in mind, but have not created a prototype yet.

IDEA STAGE

The first business model isn't working, and you're pivoting to Plan B.

FOUNDERS

PIVOT STAGE

You'll be able to join the program by yourself, or in teams of 3, with or without an idea.

Application Deadline: 28 April 2019

Upcoming Intake: 6 May to 22 July 2019

The program is spearheaded by Curriculum Director Koh Shiyan, General Partner at Hustle Fund,

a venture capital fund investing in fast-executing teams at the pre-seed and seed stages.


You'll attend weekly sessions and feedback led by experts from Silicon Valley and Southeast Asia,

and collaborate in teams of 3 to launch a prototype by the end of the course. 


Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so the earlier you apply, the better your chances are!


The course is free-of-charge for SMU students, alumni and staff, as well as undergraduates from universities based in Singapore.

The program is also open to the public at S$500 per person.

Monday and Wednesday

Friday

6pm to 8pm

Physical attendance at SMU BIG Incubator (conveniently located at the heart of the Central Business District). 

9am to 10am 

Online attendance for Q&A with guest speakers.

Test and Iterate

Test your prototype

and iterate based on

customers' feedback

Conceptualize

Design a solution

to a verified problem

Validate

Validate hypothesis

with potential customers

Build

Work with a team to

build a prototype

Sell

Launch prototype!

COURSE CURRICULUM:

COURSE DURATION: 6 MAY TO 22 JULY 2019

YOU'LL GET TO:

PROGRAM DETAILS

The program spans across 12 weeks. Lessons will take place on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, totaling 5 hours each week.

Business Innovations Generator

#B1-40, School of Accountancy

60 Stamford Road, Singapore 178900

General Partner, Hustle Fund

Vickie Chiang

Director of Product Design, Quizlet

Head of Product, YouTube

Product Manager, Google

Advisor, Koru Partners

APAC Head of Engineering, Stripe

 GUEST SPEAKERS

Founder & Director, Electric8

Paul Feng

Product Management Director,

Google Play

Chief Product Officer, Helpster

Founder & CEO, Superhuman

Partner, Quest Ventures

Founder & CTO, Optimizely

Founder, Divvy Homes

Director of Product Management, Airbnb

Partner, Sequoia Capital

Xin Wei Ngiam

Head of Marketplace and Shared Mobility, Grab

"I wish something like this had existed when I was in school!"

- Hui Min (SMU alumna)

Graduates of BIG include:

Established in 2009, Business Innovations Generator (BIG)

aims to support big ideas and guide aspiring entrepreneurs in their startup journey. 


BIG has incubated over 170 startups, equipping first-time entrepreneurs to bring their ideas into fruition.

This year, BIG is launching its first ever startup school to equip innovators looking to build and launch their prototype.

The 12-week program will allow you to learn essential skills on what it takes to build your own startup.

ABOUT US

Application Deadline: 28 April 2019

Upcoming Intake: 6 May to 22 July 2019

Still have questions? Contact us here and we'll get back to you soon.

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