Other | October 15, 2014

Global Entrepreneurship Spark Reignited in Singapore

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Having taken a brief hiatus in 2013, Global Entrepreneurship Week Singapore (GEWSG) is back with a new country host and full roster of events. The new host organization, MoneyTree, is a specialised educational institution that focuses on teaching financial literacy and entrepreneurship to youths aged 6 to 26 years old.

Reignited in May 2014, GEWSG has gathered more than 20 partners to celebrate entrepreneurship in November. With 21 events being organized across Singapore, the partners include Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University, Temasek Polytechnic and the Hub Singapore. GEWSG’s partners have shown great passion and enthusiasm when it comes to grooming the next generation of entrepreneurs and they aim to reach 150,000 people with GEW 2014 via the various online and offline events.

To kick-start the momentum of GEWSG, the opening ceremony will be held November 8, 2014 at the Kallang Leisure Park from 2pm to 3pm. The guest of honor for the ceremony is Ms Sim Ann, minister of state, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Communications and Information.

The opening ceremony will be held in conjunction with the Innovation.Creativity.Enterprise Challenge (also known as ICE Challenge), a national level competition for all primary and secondary students who are active in Entrepreneurship. 46 primary and secondary student teams will come together to showcase their ideas and business plans to the public and compete for the top spots by the end of the event, with a pitching session on stage before of a panel of judges and a crowd of at least 200 people

This event is made possible with the support of SPRING Singapore, ACE, National Youth Council, Citi-NIE Financial Literacy Hub, Ngee Ann - Adelaide Education Centre and Westhill Equity Pte Ltd.

For more information on GEW Singapore, the ICE challenge and the opening ceremony, visithttp://gew.sg/

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Ryan Soh is the Chief Executive of MoneyTree Singapore, which conducts programmes to equip the young with financial, investment and entrepreneurial skills. Being a young entrepreneur himself, he likes to share his experience with the younger generation so that they can learn from both his challenges and his current business achievements.