Tag Archives: entrepreneur

Stepping Up to Help the Needy

Her empathy for those in need spurred Desiree Yang to start up Saltsteps, Singapore’s first social supermarket. Find out more about her motivations, and the challenges she has faced in turning her vision into reality. read more

Meet the Student-preneur Who Has Localised Churros

A sophomore at SMU Lee Kong Chian Business School, Crystal Cheng is rushing for the first class of the day, having spent the night before at the Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar where she has a stall selling her very own version of the popular Spanish snack, churros. Juggling coursework with an F&B biz is far from the proverbial walk in the park. But for the student-preneur, being able to earn some dough from delicious dough twists is reason enough for making some sacrifices. read more

Young Entrepreneur Empowers Children Regionally with Tech Literacy

TechSociety Jackson With Mentor
With children getting a very early start on technology, comes the scary possibility of raising a generation of mere tech consumers. Identifying this issue, SMU School of Information Systems undergraduate, Jackson Kwa, has launched his start-up, TechSociety, to tackle this growing problem by empowering children with critical tech survival skills and transforming them from consumers to creators and innovators. read more

New Investment Platform Fundnel is Brainchild of SMU Alumnus

Benjamin Twoon Fundnel
SMU business graduate Benjamin Twoon is helping investors source and invest in multi-million dollar deals. Find out why Fundnel’s founding team of finance sleuths, data analysts and creative folk left their jobs in banking and consulting to put all of their efforts into this start-up. read more

Reviving the ‘Kampung Spirit’ with A Taste of Home

Accountancy 2012 students Siddiq Poh Bin Shahabidin Abdullah and Hahn Dong Seok founded the social enterprise initiative "Heartland Chefs" in March 2016, with the aim of supplementing the household income for housewives and caregivers through their homecooked meals while reviving the "Kampung Spirit" in each neighbourhood. read more

All in the family: Jack Sai, third-generation kopi stall operator

There are many with strong opinions on how best to conserve Singapore's hawker heritage, but few who are already doing so first-hand. Take a look behind the scenes of a kopi stall with Jack Sai, an SMU alumnus who serves up a mean cuppa every weekday at his family's business in Amoy Street Food Centre. read more

My photography passion: from a hobby to a fully-fledged business

When Amanda Goh first took up photography, she was only 10 years old. Today, she co-owns a business that specialises in wedding photography, and shoots 2-3 weddings every month. Find out what it's like to run your own business while still in school, and how she balances the challenges of entrepreneurship with the pressures of day-to-day undergraduate life. read more

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