29 March 2019
To encourage more students to embark on a career in entrepreneurship, the Singapore Management University is ramping up its entrepreneurship programmes and facilities.
It is hoped that by offering a variety of programmes for those who want to try their hand at starting businesses, the university will be able to hone entrepreneurship skills in its students and also enable its graduates to be sought after by employers for their entrepreneurial mindset.
SMU currently offers a major in entrepreneurship, and has also opened business incubation programmes for students who have good ideas for start-ups.
SMU president Lily Kong recently announced that the university aims to increase its “innovation density” by positioning its city campus as a meeting point to connect like-minded people with different talents and ideas.
To facilitate this, the Tahir Foundation Connexion will include an Innovation Bridge containing 500 sq metres of incubation space for start-ups and will provide an environment that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship among SMU students and alumni.