The ESG Venture buidling Program

What is it about?

There is an entrepreneur lying dormant in all of us. Bring out the hidden Entrepreneur in you with the SUTD Venture Building program! You will enjoy a series of mini-hacks, find like-minded co-founders, learn how to come out with a minimum viable product and validate these with market. There will also be sessions to hone your pitching skills and opportunities to present to pre-seed stage and angel investors. We want to present you with a once in a lifetime opportunity to capitalise on the million dollar dream that you have been holding out on. There is no time like the present.
The next cohort will be from 5 April to 24 June 2021, and we are accepting applications now! Find out more and apply for the program.Enquiries
The next cohort will be from 5 April to 24 June 2021, and we are accepting applications now! Find out more and apply for the program. Enquiries

For Who?

All Singaporeans and PRs can apply. While full time commitment to the program is encouraged, if you are a part-time student or freelancer, do talk to us!

It’s free and there are stipends!

The 11-week program is free. What’s even better is that all eligible participants will get a monthly stipend. At the end of the program, you should be able to form a team of 3-4 members to work on your dream startup and tap on $50,000 funding support from Enterprise SG’s Startup SG Founder Grant. There will also be additional funding support available for eligible SUTD alumni.

When and what can you expect

Next run begins

APRIL to JUNE

For more, contact us at venture@sutd.edu.sg

Scan QR code to apply directly.

What does the Venture Building Program entail?

Sourcing Innovation

Design centric approach

operation & finance

Commercializing ideas into scalable business

Mentor sourcing

Team matching

Product/solution validation from customers

Brand strategy

Pitching

Got to market strategy

co-working space

Becoming Great Enterpreneurs

What does the Venture Building Program entail?

Sourcing Innovation

Commercializing ideas into scalable business

Mentor sourcing

Team matching

Design centric approach

operation & finance

Product/solution validation from customers

Brand strategy

Pitching

Becoming Great Enterpreneurs

co-working space

Got to market strategy

What does the Venture Building Program entail?

Sourcing Innovation

Design centric approach

Mentor sourcing

Team matching

Commercializing ideas into scalable business

operation & finance

Brand strategy

Product/solution validation from customers

Pitching

Got to market strategy

Becoming Great Enterpreneurs

co-working space

Our program is very structured in the sense that we don’t throw you into the deep end of the pool from the get go. We make sure to gradually train you to think like an entrepreneur. Many tend to think an idea itself makes an entrepreneur but to build a successful startup, you also need to have sound understanding on the building blocks of a business venture. This includes finding the right co-founders, commercializing ideas, go-to-market readiness, brand strategy, and market validation among others. 

 

Perhaps the most important element of the program would be the mentor matching. Mentors are carefully selected to match with the teams based on the resonation between the team’s idea and the mentor’s domain expertise. Find out more about our VIE mentors here.

Resources & support post VB Program

-Complementary use of co-working space

 

– Guidance from our mentor-in-residence

 

-Guidance to apply and SUTD’s recommendation to Enterprise SG for the SG Founder’s Grant

 

-Support from a relationship manager from the SUTD Venture Building team

 

-Opportunities to interact with other founders from the SUTD Startup community

 

-Networking opportunities with angel and other early stage investors

 

-Access to free legal clinics where you can consult on legal matters (hyperlink to calendar which opens into edm attached)

 

-Access to free accounting clinics where you can consult on financial budgeting and financial forecasting issues (hyperlink to calendar which opens into edm attached)

 

-AWS credits

 

-Discounted corporate secretarial services

Expertise, facilities, resources made available even after the VB program!

VB Participants will have access to dedicated incubation space within the SUTD. You will also have access to a large network of mentors and venture capital firms through demo days and community networking events.

Application process at a glance

Check out highlights from VB run 1