Angel’s Gate Supports The Young Entrepreneurs
As part of our ongoing efforts to promote entrepreneurship, Angel’s Gate is proud to be a supporter of “The Young Entrepreneurs” program, a unique business plan contest that helps with character building while fostering entrepreneurship.
The Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) is a program created to introduce students aged 15-20 to Entrepreneurship. Unlike other school programs, this program was created to offer the same access to students from all schools. The sessions for TYE 2012 started on Saturday, March 10th with 30 students from Deyi Secondary school, Raffles Girls School, ITE West, Raffles Institution & GIIS.
In three days, the students got to meet a variety of entrepreneurs who exposed them to business models, marketing, law and finance among other things. Day one was kicked off with some presentation skills training. This was followed by a lively workshop conducted by Suzanne Druce and Krish Krishnan from Jeiva. On Day two focussed on marketing techniques which were taught to the students by Deeptha Khanna, MD at P&G and Douglas Gan, serial entrepreneur and CSC’s Entrepreneur of the year 2011.
Deeptha Khanna, MD at P&G speaking to the students
Hian Goh and James Chan made law and finance seem cool thanks to the great flair they brought to the session. At the end of Day 3, the students reviewed Angel’s Gate episodes to learn various concepts and terminologies.
The sessions were kept interactive to keep the students constantly engaged and interested. In spite of three long days, the students had great feedback and were eagerly awaiting returning to the sessions on Friday, March 16th. On a scale of 1-10 on whether the program helped the students improve their understanding of what it takes to start the business, 25% responded with a rating of 8, 50% with 9 and 25% with 10.
Now the students are busy coming up with their own ideas. In the next three days, each of the ideas will be reviewed and analysed as only 7 will be picked for the main business plan contest which will be held on April 14th.
Who knows? We might see some of these promising young entrepreneurs in future episodes of Angel’s Gate!
This article is written by Guest Contributor: Ms. Kavitha Mantha, Senior Project Director, TYE