A VIBRANT STARTUP COMMUNITY IS KEY TO PROGRESS, SAYS THREE UP-AND-COMING STARTUPS
Source | www.switchsg.org
It takes an entire village to raise a child. The same can be said about startups, who can be considered younglings in the eyes of established multinationals and entrepreneurs.
The community is of vital importance to a startup’s life. It not only injects much-needed capital for growth – it also provides guidance and support for their founders. Many of them are first-time entrepreneurs, who are often early in their experience needed to run their own company effectively.
Incubators such as The Sandbox at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, lay the foundations for success by introducing them to an extensive network of partners and providing them support needed to grow a startup.
The Sandbox provides opportunities for startups to showcase their products or services through exhibiting at tech and innovation events, such as the Singapore Week of Innovation TeCHnology (SWITCH), where they get to interact with peers and potential investors.
We talk to three startups to find out what life is like as a founder, and the highs and lows that come with being an entrepreneur.