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
Temas go through a rigorous
pitching sessions with VCs for a chance to obtain funding from the 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 later stages of company building
Students need guidance in turning their ideas into real start-ups, which is often assumed to be an organic process by universities.
Application for NES Start closes 31/12/19.
Things to prepare to join Phase 2 of NES Start:
1) Summary of Idea
2) Roles of Group Members (E.g. Team Leader/POC)
3) Pitch deck (10 slides)
4) Pitching Video of 1-3 Mins (Good to have)
5) CVs of team members
6) MVP (Good to have)
More details in the link below.
PHASE 2 PROGRAMME (DMB1201BSP)
PROGRESS UPDATE + INTRO TO LEAN STARTUP
CUSTOMER MANAGEMENT LESSON + EFFECTIVE RESOURCE POOLING
STORYTELLING + MARKETING
SALES CYCLE + NEGOTIATION
NEGOTIATION ASSESSMENT (VC-STARTUP)
CAP TABLE + FORECASTING & BUDGETING
FINAL PITCHING TO ANGEL INVESTORS
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. Students are not required to take the module, and they can apply as long as they meet the pre-requisite stated in question 6.
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 7 lessons held over the second semester and one final presentation. They are on Friday nights and Saturday mornings. More details can be found in section 3.0 within the phase 2 course outline here.
Q4. How will this module be graded?
Attendance - 20%, Negotiation Assessment - 25%, Communal Learning - 20%, Final presentation, Business Proposal and Pitch Deck - 35%
Q5. When is the application closing?
Applications closes by 31/12/19. Sign up here :)
Q6. What are the criteria for being selected for this module?
For Students with ideas that passed phase 1:
Students that were not part of phase 1 are to submit the following for review:
A startup business proposal that is past Ideation and Validation stage (Compulsory)
10 Slide Pitch Deck (Compulsory)
1-3 minute long pitch video for evaluation (Good to have)
Minimum Viable Product (Good to have)
Please note that Medicine, Law and Yale-NUS students cannot apply for this module.
Q7. Do we apply in teams or individually?
You will have to apply in groups. Please submit the documents required as mentioned in question 6 as a group.
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.