An inspiring evening full of information about how to grow your business and insights by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.
The goal of the Startup & SME Academy is to provide relevant content and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing for Dutch professionals that are part of the Startup and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) community in Singapore and for local stakeholders keen on working together with Dutch Startups and SME’s.
Every six weeks there will be an event, which will be led by one or more experts regarding a particular topic. Each session has the same structure: speakers that share their knowledge and experience, interactive group sessions and networking. There will be plenty of time for questions, discussion, pitch business ideas and receive on the spot feedback.
Every entrepreneur has a story; what were their starting struggles, how did they react, what was the outcome and what are the lessons learned. Learn from experiences of entrepreneurs that succeeded in Singapore and from your peers. This event has an interactive character; there is plenty of time planned for discussion and participants are invited to discuss cases.
This event is meant for entrepreneurs who want to roll up their sleeves to learn, share and broaden their knowledge to improve their idea, product and strategy.
Our key note speakers Jon Hoel and Max van der Pols will tap on the following topics:
- Experimentation = Better business design
- Market research = Increased understanding of the demand and needs
- Strategy = Improved execution of your business.
After they have shared their stories and gave us tips & tricks in the first part of the evening, we will start working on:
How to optimise & testdrive your idea/product/service?
Entrepreneurs and business owners test, discuss and give flight to (new) ideas for their products and services to have a better fit with the market demands during this workshop.
How to optimise & finetune your strategy?
Does my strategy fit with the needs of my clients? What am I missing? What can I improve? This workshop will help you improve your strategy and execution of your business.
Date and programme:
07.30 pm - 07.40 pm Opening & programme of the evening
07.40 pm - 07.50 pm Jon Hoel: Test and give flight to new ideas for products and services
07.50 pm - 08.00 pm Max van der Pols: The right business with the right strategy
08.00 pm - 08.20 pm Break
08.20 pm - 09.10 pm Discussion sessions - mini workshop
09.10 pm - 09.25 pm Wrap up by Jon and Max
09.25 pm - 09.30 pm Academy Series and introduction event #3
09.30 pm - 10.00 pm Network drinks (free)
The Startup & SME Academy does not provide refunds.