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Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (IIE) anchors the Area of Excellence in Innovation at SMU. IIE is a practise-oriented institute that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship excellence at SMU and beyond. Our activities range from innovation & entrepreneurship events, competitions and workshops, to training programmes, study missions and internships for budding student entrepreneurs. We also run a full-fledged incubation programme that helps aspiring entrepreneurs take their ideas to market.

Position overview

SMU BIG provides a 9-month incubation services for entrepreneurs and start-ups. It is open to all non-SMU and SMU students, alumni and staff. Growth-oriented founders with a validated idea/MVP are given preference. This is a highly selective programme with an acceptance rate of around 10%. BIG's support includes: -Mentorship with Industry Experts -Access to Entrepreneur and CTO in-Residence -Space in Downtown Singapore -Masterclasses Intakes are 3 times a year in January, May and September. Intake panels will be held in December, April and August.