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[Singapore][Event] Founder Institute Singapore Summer 2012 Applications Now Open

The Founder Institute has just opened its 2012 Summer intake in Singapore. If you’re a passionate aspiring entrepreneur who intend to launch a technology startup, or already running one that’s under two years old, consider participating in this. The Institute supports founders in a wide range of industries, including digital media, software, biotech, cleantech, e-commerce, advertising, consumer electronics, and the Internet.

The program is specifically designed to be ‘founder-friendly’, and if you currently have a full-time job you don’t even have to quit it to attend the evening sessions. Mentors play a big role in the program as well – participating founders are plugged to knowledgeable thought leaders and entrepreneurs who share as much knowledge as they can.

The Founder Institute program in Singapore has come quite a long way – the 2011 Fall intake graduated 13 founders and 12 companies, bringing the total to some 52 companies with 59 founder graduates in Singapore.

You can apply for the program here. If you apply by the early bird admissions deadline of April 8, 2012, the S$50 application fee will be waived (using the promo code: b2).

Note: With the provision of a subsidy approved by Spring Singapore, Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents will only need to pay subsidized course fees of S$600. Additionally, SGFI will also be giving out between 5 to 8 scholarships to Foreigner Applicants who are accepted at S$500 per accepted founder.

[Disclaimer: I am a Founder Institute mentor who shared on with the Spring 2011 intake.]


Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.

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