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NUS launches new networking platform

NUS has launched its new networking platform Global Start-up@Singapore, as part of efforts to support Singapore start-ups and entrepreneurs.

SINGAPORE: The National University of Singapore (NUS) has launched its new networking platform Global Start-up@Singapore, as part of efforts to support Singapore start-ups and entrepreneurs.

At the inaugural seminar on Friday, a well-known venture capitalist shared his experience on taking a company global.

Ike Lee, who is based in the US, has a track record of bringing seven initial public offerings (IPOs) to NASDAQ.

The CEO of Lee Technology Consulting shared his observations from Silicon Valley.

He said the most important lesson for entrepreneurs is not to be afraid when taking the first step.

Mr Lee said: "Once they seize the moment, once they find the project they feel very good about, instead of sitting on it and letting the opportunity go by, they have to start it and gain the traction and when the time is there, at the right place and the right time."

NUS Enterprise and NUS Business School, which jointly organised the event, said there was strong interest.

Those who attended the session include entrepreneurs, small and medium enterprise (SME) owners and NUS students.

Professor Wong Poh Kam, director of the NUS Entrepreneurship Centre, said: "We have been seeing a continuing increase in interest in entrepreneurship, not just among NUS students and alumni but increasingly from the outside community."

NUS Enterprise is a start-up incubator set up by NUS, aimed at supporting entrepreneurship in Singapore through outreach, networking and funding. 

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