So you want to be an Entrepreneur?

Course Objective

In today’s fast-paced and integrated business environment, multinationals and clean slate start-ups coexist on a level playing field. Kick-starting a venture is no longer a dream out-of-reach to the majority. With increased connectivity, budding entrepreneurs gain support and resources from multiple platforms such as accelerator programs, pitches to enterprise development entities or shout-outs to the world about what they offer.

In this introductory workshop, we challenge our participants in converting their ideas, skills or even contacts into a business of their own. The training introduces participants to an iterative approach towards achieving the end-desire they have in mind for their business. They will also be equipped with tools that will help them sharpen the value propositions of their businesses.

Course Outline

This course consists of a 1-day workshop and a half-day seminar where practitioners will be invited to share their insights and experience with the participants.

Through a blend of facilitated learning and immersive activities, this course will enable you to:

  • Obtain a holistic view of your business and identifying the key segments that contributed towards the competitive advantage of your venture
  • Design value propositions that really matters to your target customer segments
  • Build and exchange contacts and ideas on venture creation with other passionate and like-minded participants

Suitable For

This course is designed for aspiring entrepreneurs, executives, managers and business leaders who are looking for ways to improve themselves or their businesses through venture creation.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Adults proficient in English

Award / Certification / Accreditation

Certificate of Attendance

Funding Incentive

SkillsFuture Credit (SFC)
With effect from January 2016, Singaporeans aged 25 years and above who received their SkillsFuture Credit account activation letter will be eligible for an initial credit of $500 which can be used to pay for course fees for a range of eligible skills-related courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding.

This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants. Application via SkillsFuture Portal can only be made starting from 60 days before the course commencement date.

Skillsfuture (SF) Series

Singaporeans and Singapore PRs are eligible for 70% course fee funding for registration with effect from 28 October 2017.
Singaporeans aged 40 and above will enjoy 90% subsidy of course fee.
This funding is applicable to both individual and company-sponsored participants. Participants are required to achieve at least 75% attendance and/or sit and pass any prescribed examinations/assessments or submit any course/project work (if any) under the course requirement.


Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at

Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
a) For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
Blk T1A, Level 1
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 7:30pm

c) Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Please cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number on the back of the cheque. Mail the cheque to:

Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
500 Dover Road
Blk T1A, Level 1
Singapore 139651

Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

3. Withdrawal and Deferment

Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy, Singapore Polytechnic via email accordingly:

Online Courses -
All other Courses

For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:


  • 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
  • Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
  • On or after date of commencement - No refund


  • There will be no refund or transfer of course once the account has been created.

The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.


Course Dates:. 09-10 Nov 2017

Registration Closing Date: 25 Oct 2017

Registration may be closed once seats are filled up.


Duration: 10.5 hours

Venue: Business School, Harvard Room


Full Fee: $300 (without GST)

Fee after subsidy (For Singaporeans &PRs)
: $90 (without GST)

Fee after subsidy
(For Singaporeans aged 40 and above): $30 (without GST)

Please see Funding Incentives for more information.



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