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Singapore Needs A Support Ecosystem For Its Startups

I submit to you that, in Singapore's entrepreneurial scene, there is a lack of a proper ecosystem around our fragile startups to nurture, sustain and help them survive in this increasingly difficult times.

The Rise Of The Sellsumer

In's latest briefing report, the independent trend observation firm believes it has spotted a new trend. It claims that during these recessionary times, many ordinary consumers will increasingly become a new class of consumers called the sellsumers. Launches New-Breed Incubator, Founder Institute

I've often argued that one of the reasons why the startup community in Singapore is spluttering is because of the fact that we don't have a good platform where successful and experienced entrepreneurs can help guide our newbie startups. Perhaps we can learn from's latest initiative.

Yes, Entrepreneurs Can.

Watch this inspiring video about how entrepreneurs can change the world.

Teaching Entrepreneurship Early In School

We may gotten it all wrong when we talk about teaching entrepreneurship to our youth.

Making An Impact on Canada’s Entrepreneurial Landscape

The Impact Entrepreneurship Group is Canada's largest non-profit, student-run organization dedicated to encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit amongst youth in Canada. Could we have a similar setup here?

What Will You Find Inside Larry & Sergey’s Brain?

"Inside Larry and Sergey's Brain" delves into the minds and thinking of the two most powerful men driving the Internet.

Parable Of The Ten Talents – Taking Hold of Life’s Opportunities

What do you do when God (or life, if you're an agnostic) presents you with an opportunity to fulfill your destiny? Would you invest it, or bury it?

Learn From Young Upstarts

I'd love to get my hands on a copy of "Upstarts!: How GenY Entrepreneurs are Rocking the World of Business and 8 Ways You Can Profit from Their Success" by author and journalist Donna Fenn. Simply because it'll make perfect sense for this blog.

Writing a Book, 2.0

Scott Scheper is only 23 years old, but he may be single-handedly showing the book-publishing world its future.

Singaporean Students Want To Be Entrepreneurs, Not Office Drones

The Global University Entrepreneurial Spirits Student's Survey, carried out in 2008, shows that more than 80 percent of students in Singapore want to start their own business.

Stay Away From The Gray Twilight

An inspiring quote from Theodore Roosevelt, for entrepreneurs and everyone else.

Here’s Hoping For A “The Social Network” Effect

Come October 28, Columbia Pictures' The Social Network - based on the story of young billionaire Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook - will play across cinemas in Singapore. Will it spur technopreneurship here?

A Smarter Planet? We Need Smarter People Too.

In November 2008 IBM announced its Smarter Planet initiative - how world leaders, change-makers and citizens can leverage information technology to improve the world's systems and processes.

Youth Ideas On Social Entrepreneurship Shows Future Is In Good Hands

Welcome to the Rotary Youth Social Entrepreneurship Challenge (RYSEC) 2010, where some two-score teams of youths aged 16 to 35 pitched their ideas on socially responsible businesses.

Groupon’s Business Model From A Different Angle

Contributor Rama Muamaya of ponders on how a startup’s business model should be flexible and how it relates to a customer’s and your own company’s profit.

[ADV] Does The Singapore Education System Stifle Entrepreneurship?

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor lists Singapore as one of the least entrepreneurial societies in the developed world, averaging 5.7 per cent in Total Entrepreneurial Activity (TEA). Does Singapore's education system really stifle entrepreneurship?

Is Innovation The Cure To America’s Ills?

Something that kept creeping up in President Barack Obama's State of The Union address was the word 'innovation'.

Indonesia, The Rising Tech Start-up Nation

When we think about start-up nations, U.S, Europe, Japan and China quickly come to mind. But watch out for Indonesia as investors are keeping a close watch on the country. – Top Entrepreneurs Of The Last Century's 20 top entrepreneurs in the last century, through a nice graphic. The list includes Apple’s Steve Jobs, Microsoft’s Bill Gates, Walmart’s Sam Walton and Ford’s Henry Ford.

[Infographic] The Anatomy Of A Startup

Having the chance to cover several start-up stories across Asia and also building one myself, I know it’s never easy to build and manage a business. My friends always have the idea that an entrepreneur is rich, famous and successful.

$4 Per Gallon Gas = Energy Innovation

Long lines at the gas pump weren’t the only product of the twin energy crises of the 1970s. A legislative push toward energy conservation and innovation were also born as a result. And that’s why Robert Brands believes the skyrocketing price of oil will do the same in 2011.

10 Famous Businesspeople Who Benefited From Nepotism

Nepotism is a nasty business, especially because it’s hard to imagine we’d behave much differently given the same chances. Here are 10 famous businesspeople who’ve at least been suspected of benefiting from the ugly game.

[Infographic] What Are You Doing When New Ideas Happen?

Can you remember what you were doing the last time you came up with a great idea?

[Causes] Relief 2.0 – Bringing Relief Through Social Entrepreneurship

Relief 2.0 is an organic movement of multidisciplinary volunteers and partner organizations from around the world working together to promote efficient disaster response and sustainable disaster recovery through the active engagement of local stakeholders.

Entrepreneurial Evolution Will Occur During Long-Term Economic Environment

Entrepreneurs who are serious about their commitment to capitalistic self-drive need to recognize the correlation between the economy of today and tomorrow, and the natural world, says Kevin Kaiser of Startup Biz Blog

Are Online Classes For Business Worth The Investment?

There isn't a profession in the world that wouldn't benefit from continuing education, and that includes entrepreneurs as well, says Kevin Kaiser of Startup Biz Blog.

Steve Jobs Managed From The Heart

While Steve Jobs is a business hero of mine whom I admire much, I think it is idiotic for anyone in business to deify...

Will NFC Technology Take Off In Singapore?

Nokia in Singapore recently announced various initiatives that showcased interesting applications of NFC technology.

Hallmarks of Successful Entrepreneurs (An Asian Perspective)

Are there certain intrinsic qualities in entrepreneurs that make them who they are? What could we observe about their personalities, emotional make-up and life views that makes them different from the rest of us, asks Walter Lim.