SINGAPORE - Before shuttling in and out of lectures at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), engineering undergraduate Jairaj Bhattacharya was also meeting clients and doing up business proposals three years ago.
Today, the 24-year-old is the boss of his own technology firm, which is expected to rake in a cool $250,000 in revenue by the end of the year.
Mr Bhattacharya is among a rare breed of tertiary students in Singapore who think big even though they are still in school. And this year, they will get a chance to be recognised for their work.
Entrepreneurs' Organisation, Singapore, a global network of entrepreneurs, has launched the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards, the first such award in Singapore.
It is open to students who have started a business while attending tertiary institutions.
The top winners from Singapore will receive mentoring from established entrepreneurs here and go on to compete with those from other countries for a cash prize of US$10,000 (S$12,750).