© 2019 NUS Entrepreneurship Society

WE'RE LAUNCHING

THE FIRST STUDENT-DESIGNED ENTRE MODULE!

AY19/20 SEMESTERS 1 & 2

ABOUT THE MODULE - DMB1201BSP

NUS Entrepreneurship Startathon is the first of its kind entrepreneurship module co-created by students and faculty.

This programme is year-long and comprises of  2 modules (2 MCs per semester) and an optional winter programme.  The modules are PASS FAIL, so you can focus on developing your ideas without worries!

 

The first module is DMB1201BSP. and it will focus on bringing together a group of students and providing them with the necessary support to create their own startups.

 

The first phase will focus on ideation and validation of ideas, while the second phase will focus on pertinent concepts like marketing and financials.

 

This module is approved by NUS Business School and is supported by NUS Enterprise and our various industry partners.

WHAT MAKES OUR
PROGRAM DIFFERENT?

Co-founders carefully

hand-picked

Students go through a rigorous selection process to ensure team diversity and quality of founders, giving our startup teams a higher chance of survival.

Tailored mentors

attached to teams

Mentors provide meaningful and relevant insights because they are chosen and matched to the right teams.

Longer traction time to ensure investment feasibility

Held over a year, this program is carried out in 2 phases. The first phase will focus heavily on ideation and idea validation, while the second semester will focus on bringing the idea to market.

Guidance in earliest stages of company building

Students need guidance in team-building and ideation, which is often assumed to be an organic process by universities.

APPLICATION

Application for NES Start closes 31/7/19.

 

Assessment of suitability for the class will take into consideration your personal statement, resume and portfolio submitted. 

More details in the link below.

PHASE 1 PROGRAMME (DMB1201BSP)

14 SEPTEMBER

VALUE PROPOSITION + NETWORKING

20 SEPTEMBER

TRENDS IDENTIFICATION + INNOVATION LECTURE

28 SEPTEMBER

FIRESIDE CHAT + 1 MINUTE PITCH

11 OCTOBER

RINGLEADER CHALLENGE + TEAM FORMATION

18 OCTOBER

IDEA VALIDATION & RESEARCH + MENTORSHIP

25 OCTOBER

PITCHING & PRESENTATION

LECTURE + MENTORSHIP

8 NOVEMBER

FINAL PRESENTATIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q1. Is this an NUS module?

Yes, it is! It is a 4 MC programme held over 2 semesters.  This means that each semester is worth 2 MCs. They are 2 separate modules, and you are required to have taken phase 1 before you are eligible to move on to phase 2.

Q2. Is this module pass fail?

YES! It is pass fail! You can focus on developing your passions without worries about it affecting your grades.

Q3. Which days are the lessons held on?

We have a total of 6 lessons held over the first semester, and one final presentation. They are on Friday nights and Saturday mornings. More details can be found in section 3.0 within the course outline here. 

Q4. How will this module be graded?

Attendance - 20%, Individual idea pitch - 30%, Final proposal - 25%, Final pitch - 25%

Q5. When is the application closing?

Applications close 31st July 2019. Apply here now! :)

Q6. What is the criteria for being selected for this module?

Assessment of suitability for the class will take into consideration your personal statement, resume and portfolio submitted. Your personal statement should include a summary of your background and skills, how you think you can contribute to the team, and a description of a business/ startup idea that you want to work on. 

Q7. Do we apply in teams or individually?

You apply individually. Teams will be formed by you during the semester.

Q8. What if I have to overload to take this module?

Only students that have modules of 20MCs or less can apply for our module. Students with 22MCs or more can only apply if they have gotten approval from their relevant faculties.

 

For any other questions, feel free to contact Audrey at audreysin@nes.org.sg :) 

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