Live viewing of the public lecture on “Redesigning Economics to redesign the World” by Nobel Laureate and eminent social entrepreneur Professor Muhammad Yunus

Live viewing of the public lecture on “Redesigning Economics to redesign the World” by Nobel Laureate and eminent social entrepreneur Professor Muhammad Yunus

On Monday afternoon, 23rd January 2017. Under ICSB Singapore’s Chua Thian Poh Annual Distinguished Public Lecture series, they have invited Nobel Laureate and eminent social entrepreneur, Professor Muhammad Yunus, to deliver a public lecture in Nanyang Technological University on “Redesigning Economics to redesign the World”.

For information,  we will be broadcasting the Chua Thian Poh Annual Distinguished Public Lecture live!

Professor Muhammad Yunus, is widely known as the Father of Social Business and Microcredit. He is the founder of Grameen Bank and was awarded the Nobel Peace prize in 2006.

The link will go live from 4pm (SGT, UTC +8) on Monday, 23rd January 2017

Enjoy the live viewing experience by clicking on the following link
25 outstanding Singapore and Global technopreneurship cases – presented by the Nanyang Technopreneurship Case Center, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

25 outstanding Singapore and Global technopreneurship cases – presented by the Nanyang Technopreneurship Case Center, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

On, Nov 10, 2016, the Nanyang Technopreneurship Case Center (NTCC) launched arguably one of the world’s first, if not the first, fully dedicated technopreneurship case centre.

In conjunction with the launch, NTCC is pleased to release their pioneering batch of 25 cases covering Singapore and Global Technopreneurship cases that are outstanding – at least in their own ways and in the lessons that can be offered.

NTCC recognizes that they have not covered all countries nor all important technopreneurship organisations but hope that these 25 cases will provide an additional source of important technopreneurship education knowledge which is a primary focus of NTCC.

With the kind support from Singapore’s National Research Foundation and the Nanyang Technological University, this has enabled NTCC to share knowledge on a complimentary basis and to learn from each other.

Please feel free to access the cases through the Nanyang Technopreneurship Case Center website – – and please also feel free to share this announcement with your colleagues, friends and associates, should you wish to.

#IDEAStalk hosted by Nanyang Technopreneurship Center

#IDEAStalk hosted by Nanyang Technopreneurship Center

Organized by the Nanyang Technopreneurship Center, home of the ICSB Singapore Chapter, #IDEAStalk is an inspired event on October 23 to discuss developments in fintech.

23 Oct ‘16, 1pm to 5pm
VENUE: Genexis Theatre, Fusionopolis, Level 6, Connexis Tower, 1 Fusionopolis Way, Singapore 138632

  • Dr Shonali Krishnaswamy, AIDA Technologies
  • Mohamed Abbas, Onelyst
  • Victor Liew, Xfers
  • Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief FinTech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore
NTC Boston Technopreneurship Forum 2016: Entrepreneurial Value Creation, Culture & Trend

NTC Boston Technopreneurship Forum 2016: Entrepreneurial Value Creation, Culture & Trend

NTC Boston Technopreneurship Forum 2016: Entrepreneurial Value Creation, Culture & Trend

 Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm (registration starts at 1:30pm)

Venue: District Hall (75 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210, USA)

Entrepreneurship plays an increasingly critical role in the global economy. The essence of entrepreneurship is not just starting ventures, but value creation. To achieve that, a genuine understanding of customer needs, strong value propositions, innovative product designs, and efficient go-to-market strategies are all essential to an entrepreneurial process. Moreover, value creation calls for a supporting entrepreneurial culture and it can be further guided by a unique vision of the technological development trend. This forum aims to facilitate exchange of views by experts from academia and industry to help participants develop entrepreneurial mindset and insights for creating value for a better world and society.

The NTC-Boston Technopreneurship Forum is one of the highlights of Nanyang Technological University (NTU)’s Master of Science Technopreneurship & Innovation Program (MSc TIP) participants’ US immersion study trip to Silicon Valley, Boston and New York. The MSc TIP is offered by NTU’s Nanyang Technopreneurship Center (NTC), which is the Secretariat for ICSB Singapore.

If you happen to be in Boston on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, you are most welcome to join at the forum. Please feel free to share this information with your friends or associates who you think might be interested.

As the seating capacity is limited, kindly register your attendance by clicking here

NTC May 3

SMEs Invoke Development — ICSB Called to Action

SMEs Invoke Development — ICSB Called to Action

Be prepared to enter bigger markets, Taib tells SMEs’

Posted on Borneo Post on Thursday, October 29, 2015, by Philip Kiew, 

MIRI: Small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) must seek regional collaboration and adopt IT tools to have a global outreach and to be competitive in the bigger marketplace beyond their shores.

With such preparedness, Head of State Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud believes they will be able to step up to be bigger contributors in their respective economic sectors when they enter the bigger regional Asian economy.

He gave this advice when officiating the 3rd Asian SME Conference 2015 themed ‘Asian Entrepreneurship: Fostering Cross-Border Collaboration (Eco-system, Innovation & Sustainability)’ held here from last Monday to Oct 30.

“We can look forward to fast-growing business opportunities in Asia, with the rise of China as a major economic force and its strong links with Asian economies,” he said.

Borneo Post 2015 Miri

With the many business opportunities amidst competition in the bigger marketplace, Taib advised that it is imperative that Malaysia has a supportive ecosystem that provides funding to stimulate greater interest of local SMEs to venture beyond their traditional markets.

Continuing on, he said Sarawak would cooperate with the federal government to develop SMEs in the state to become internationally competitive and innovative to tap into the vast opportunities.

Meanwhile, the Head of State welcomed the proposed Declaration of Humane Entrepreneurship initiated by ICSB president Profesor Ki-Chan Kim in Jakarta, which was endorsed at this conference to be presented to the United Nations at the ICSB World Conference in New York in June next year.

The 3rd Asian SME Conference is aimed at helping entrepreneurs to leverage on IT revolution and develop cross-border collaboration to generate value for businesses.

It is organised by Asia Council for Small Business (ACSB–Seoul Korea) in collaboration with the International Council for Small Business (ICSB–Washington DC) and hosted by International Council for SME & Entrepreneurship (ICSMEE).

Held here after Seoul last year, the conference is the first of its kind in Malaysia.

Various topics critical to SMEs and entrepreneurship development in the Asian and Asean regions will be delivered by reputable speakers. Speakers include SME Corp Malaysia CEO Datuk Hafsah Hashim; ICSB USA executive director Dr Ayman El-Tarabishy; Markplus Inc, Indonesia founder and CEO Hermawan Kartajaya; Nanyang Technopreneurship Centre and Nanyang Technological University of Singapore

director Associate Prof Dr Hooi Den Huan; and ICSMEE Malaysia chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rahman Mamat.

Topics to be discussed include Entrepreneurs & SME Financing – Strategies & Challenges; Cross Border Connectivity and Collaboration – Issues, Challenges and Case Studies; Asian SME and Sustainability – Succession Planning and Intrapreneurship; and SME Development & Capacity Building.

Nearly 200 participants from 20 countries are attending the conference which also presents many opportunities for collaboration with local SMEs.

Abdul Rahman urged participants to seize the opportunity to expand their network, be more resilient to market forces and competition, and to build successful and sustainable businesses beyond their borders.

Participants visited a palm oil mill in Miri, toured Petronas Bintulu Integrated Facility and Samalaju Industrial Park.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on ICSB-ASEAN initiative was signed to bring together Asean small businesses to leverage on the international network of ICSB worldwide, an important step in the formation of the Asean Economic Community in conjunction with Malaysia being the Asean Chair this year.

Also present at the function were Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong, Assistant Minister of Communications Datuk Lee Kim Shin, Assistant Minister of Industrial Development Datuk Peter Nansian Ngusie, Miri Resident Antonio Kathi Galis, Miri mayor Lawrence Lai, Miri Housing Group chairman Datuk Lau Siu Wai, district officers and local dignitaries.

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