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One of the key ingredients of our campus entrepreneurship programme is a systematic incubation system and the availability of a support network for aspiring entrepreneurs on campus to help them meet the challenges faced during the start-up period. Start-ups incubating with NTUitive can therefore look forward to starting and growing their businesses in a supportive environment and where they can exchange, discuss, try out new ideas and empower others.
Besides access to grants and training workshops, at NTUitive, aspiring entrepreneurs can avail themselves of the following resources:
|Item||Description||Cost to start-ups|
|Incubation Managers||Support from a reliable and experienced incubation team.||FOC|
|Mentors||Free mentoring for up to 18 months
Advisory services on creating and managing new business start-ups;
- Access to networks to complement the technical expertise of entrepreneurs; and - Go to market strategies & connections to help start-ups launch their products and link to industry for market entry and sustainable growth.
|Working space||Plug-&-work workstations and labs to develop prototypes||FOC|
|Legal service||Practicing lawyers to provide guidance.
Legal clinics on a regular fortnightly basis.
|IP management & administration||A panel of mentors / experts to advice.||FOC|
|Business strategy / guidance and technical advise||A panel of mentors to strategise and advice||FOC|
|Talent pool access||Through NTUitive’s network||FOC|
|Networks||MakanNight! every last Friday of the month, regular sessions with the industry players||FOC|
|Entrepreneur Education||Teaching programmes aimed at transmitting the skills essential for start-ups, e.g., business model discovery, presentation, VC engagement, company incorporation and management.|
|Events, Workshops and Hackathons||Tailored and specialised workshops to better equip start-ups e.g. NTUitive Start-up Accelerator Programme.
Participation in industry specific events and showcases.
24-hour and 48-hour Hackathons to encourage creativity via new technology channels.
To register for future workshops or Hackathons, please click here.
|Overseas market access||Support will be given to start-ups with a viable business to expand overseas. This includes attendance at key events and product exhibitions.|
|Environment and Ecosystem||A conducive environment within an entrepreneurial ecosystem with like-minded individuals to network and build synergies.||FOC|
Students who wish to understand the basics of starting a business can participate in the pre-incubation programme. This combines experiential learning and mentoring to help prospective entrepreneurs learn what they need to know to begin and grow a business. Students are invited to attend our NTUitive Start-up Accelerator Programme (NAP), a series of instructor led workshops based on Business Model Canvas, Customer Development framework and other industry best practices. They are encouraged to develop their business ideas under guidance and mentorship in a “pre-incubation” programme. The uniqueness of this programme is its ability to allow entrepreneurs to complete their market research, business strategy and grant applications before company formation. To participate in our incubation programme, please arrange to meet one of our mentors by completing this form.
The following diagram depicts the incubation and mentoring framework that NTUitive has put in place to facilitate entrepreneurship development.