The Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) is pumping $50 million into supporting entrepreneurship, with its first initiative a programme to help go-getters build an idea into a business.
The Platform E programme will train entrepreneurs, incubate ideas and help bring products to market. There will be two tracks launched in April next year - a four-month and a 12-month programme.
The l2-month programme is aimed at fresh graduates new to entrepreneurship or people looking for a career switch, while the shorter option is for business owners who need help with scaling up their businesses.
Platform E will equip the entrepreneur not just to run his own businesses but also to take on the role of an "intrapreneur" - someone within a company who promotes innovation, said Mr Alan Wong, the chief executive officer of Platform E.
Platform E will be located at a 25,000 sq ft facility in SIM Management House in Namly Avenue that will also be rented out as commercial co-working space to non-programme participants.
Besides Platform E, SIM's $50 million investment will also go towards supporting start-ups, mainly at the early stages.
SIM will also look for opportunities to invest in promising start-ups and small businesses that are keen to scale up, it said.
"Platform E will equip the entrepreneur not just to run his own businesses but also to take on the role of an "intrapreneur " - someone within a company who promotes innovation," said Mr Alan Wong, the chief executive of Platform E.
This article was first published on Dec 8, 2016.
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