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Business with a byte

E-seminar organised by SP offers tips and advice to youths on how to set up their online business.



The first-ever 'Business with a Byte', an e-business seminar was held on 17th October at the Singapore Polytechnic Auditorium and was attended by over 300 secondary school, ITE and SP students.

Jointly organised by the Diploma of Business Information Technology (DBIT) team from the School of Business and School of Media and Info-Communications Technology, the seminar aims to promote Entrepreneurship and IT to the youths in Singapore.

Guest speaker Dr K. N. Kumar from the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore spoke about the rosy outlook and opportunities in the infocomm industry and encouraged the youngsters to pursue their studies in the infocomm field.

Students were also inspired by the tales of Mr K.C. Ong, a self-made entrepreneur and founder of Bytesquare Technology. Mr Ong recounted his own experience of how he managed to overcome the initial struggles of setting up a company and encouraged students to dream big. "It doesn't matter if your ideas are big or small, just give it a try and see what happens! Who knows you might stumble upon the YouTube or Google."

Ms Yap Lee Yee and Mr James Yee, from event sponsors eBay, also encouraged students to fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams. Neither age nor lack of experience was a barrier when it comes to achieving business success online and Mr Yee is a true testament to that. He started selling on eBay when he was an undergraduate and even managed to pay off his schooling expenses using the profits that he earned online.

During the seminar, eBay scholarships worth $5,000 were also presented to 2 DBIT students, Brillyn Toh Yue Ying and S Jai Kishan.


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