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SMU’s Business Innovation Generator (BIG) Welcomes Its August 2023 Cohort

Tuesday Nov 14,2023

Tags :  SMU IIE News

  • 33 dynamic start-ups
  • Start-ups representing diverse sectors, including Sustainability, EdTech and FinTech
SMU IIE’s Business Innovations Generator (BIG) August 2023 cohort kickoff session



The journey to this point has been nothing short of remarkable. From June to August 2023, we conducted a rigorous selection process, receiving an astonishing 150 applications from aspiring entrepreneurs. Out of this pool of talent, we are proud to welcome 33 dynamic start-ups representing diverse sectors, including Sustainability, EdTech and FinTech to join the ranks of IIE's flagship incubation programme.

This marks the final cohort for the year and promises to be an extraordinary journey of innovation and growth. At BIG, we understand that founders are at the heart of every successful venture. That's why our programme is designed to be equity-free and founder-centric.

Selected start-ups can look forward to a wealth of support, including grant opportunities, access to world-class mentors and advisors, exclusive masterclasses, corporate benefits, and the invaluable resource of The Greenhouse, a prime workspace located in the heart of downtown Singapore.

We are excited to witness the transformation and growth of these innovative start-ups as they embark on their entrepreneurial journey with us. Stay tuned for more updates on our BIG August 2023 Cohort.

Congratulations to our new cohort founders, and welcome to the BIG family!


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