Business Innovations Generator Programmes

Launched in 2009, the Business Innovation Generator (BIG) aims to provide support to every SMU student who is interested in entrepreneurial pursuit. We have developed a coaching heavy and founder centric incubation curriculum that are tailored to various stages and needs of our SMU entrepreneurs. BIG runs two main programmes:

BIG Startup School

The BIG Startup School is a 12 week programme focused on teaching you how go from having an idea to creating and testing a prototype. Through a product-focused program, you’ll get to learn from leaders of fast-growing companies such as Google, Sequoia, Airbnb and more to help you gain hands-on experience on what it takes to build your own prototype. This programme is suitable for students with or without a business idea.

BIG Incubation Programme

The BIG Incubation Programme is a 4 month incubation programme for entrepreneurs and startups. It is designed to help early-stage founders validate their product and get ready for seed investment. Selected teams receive support including grant opportunities, world-class mentors and advisors, masterclasses, perks as well as a work space in the heart of downtown Singapore.


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