Critical Thinking - Encourage a holistic view of entrepreneurship by asking the right questions and exploring issues from various perspectives.
Design Thinking - Apply best-in-class idea generation techniques to come up with a creative implementable solutions.
Strategic Thinking - The importance of “being in the know”, taking bold steps to solve pressing problems and appreciate the impact of change on local, country and global levels.
Execution Management - Work in a collaborative environment to build your Startup using milestones, tasks, templates and preparing a pitch deck and an executive summary for investment.
Ethical Leadership - Recognize the Founder’s responsibility and accountability towards his/her business, stakeholders, customers and the environment.
Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship: INSEAD, Wharton, MIT Sloan, Ivey Business School and Tsinghua
Started 4 Companies
CEO, Co-Founder and Professor of Entrepreneurship, Startup Ventures Pte. Ltd.
Founded First Company While Attending University Which Was Acquired at Age 22
Created “Angels Gate” the First Asian “Shark Tank” TV Show for Entrepreneurs with VC Judges Reaching an Audience of 30 Million Viewers Across Asia
Founded Interactive SG, a Digital Media and New Business Accelerator
Co-Owner of Singapore Slingers Professional Basketball Team
Students from the INSEAD Entrepreneurs Course Launched 500 Companies Across 50 Countries
Recognized by Businessweek Magazine as “One of Asia’s Top Young Entrepreneurs” in 2009
Recognized by the Economic Times of Singapore as “One of Southeast Asia’s Leading Serial Entrepreneurs”
Passionate about teaching, inspiring and mentoring entrepreneurs to drive tech transformation.
Really handy course and give student perceptions how to evaluate a star-up even you're not running a star-up right now.
Really handy course and give student perceptions how to evaluate a star-up even you're not running a star-up right now.Read Less
I enrolled in this intensive weekend with high expectations and all expectations were exceeded. The weekend was delivered by a tried and true entrepreneur supported by a terrific staff in a highly collaborative environment both in the classroom an...Read More
I enrolled in this intensive weekend with high expectations and all expectations were exceeded. The weekend was delivered by a tried and true entrepreneur supported by a terrific staff in a highly collaborative environment both in the classroom and online. Most importantly, working in and with a team of highly competent individuals following a modular approach where each section builds on the next supported my learning, idea and plan development. I met some pretty terrific people, too!Read Less
This is the perfect peek into what life is like as an entrepreneur. Those considering an entrepreneurial venture should seriously consider taking this course. Ash is absolutely excellent.
This is the perfect peek into what life is like as an entrepreneur. Those considering an entrepreneurial venture should seriously consider taking this course. Ash is absolutely excellent.Read Less
Prof Ash is an experienced teacher. A man of character who genuinely cares about your personal development as an entrepreneur. I had a fantastic experience!
Prof Ash is an experienced teacher. A man of character who genuinely cares about your personal development as an entrepreneur. I had a fantastic experience!Read Less
Do you offer financial aid?
We believe that personal finances should not inhibit ambitious students from participating in Youth Entrepreneurship Accelerator. Students who are accepted to Youth Entrepreneurship Accelerator are eligible to receive financial aid on a case-by-case basis. Financial aid can range from 20%-75% of the total program fees. If you require financial assistance, please apply, and in your application select “yes” for financial assistance.
Do I need to have any prerequisite knowledge or coding skills before applying to Youth Entrepreneurship Accelerator?
No, you do not require any prior knowledge about technologies or coding. Many of our students get exposed to these areas for the first time in Youth Entrepreneurship Accelerator. However, you should be curious, driven, and want to create an impact.
What age should I be to apply?
The typical age range of Youth Entrepreneurship Accelerator students are between 13 - 17 years old (grade 8-12). Students can apply when they are 12 years old, turning 13. We do not accept students in university.
What’s the time commitment?
There are mandatory 3-hour sessions once per week. Usually these sessions are on the weekend. You are required to attend these sessions. We do not provide homework, however, students who grow the most in our program invest time outside of the sessions into the projects they create while in Youth Entrepreneurship Accelerator. Typically, this is usually 2-5 hours each week, but it depends on the student. The more time students spend working on their research outside of the program, the more they benefit from it. There is also the opportunity to attend conferences, workshops and exclusive events through Youth Entrepreneurship Accelerator , which happen outside of the sessions.
What happens in the sessions?
There are two types of sessions: you’ll either be learning, or you’ll be doing. Within a “learning” session, your learning the fundamentals of being an innovative entrepreneur. During a “do” session, you’ll be building and launching a real startup in the form of an App.
How can I get an internship through Youth Entrepreneurship Accelerator?
Youth Entrepreneurship Accelerator has partnerships with companies that have provided internship opportunities to students. During Youth Entrepreneurship Accelerator , we work with students to secure internships with leading companies like Microsoft, Deloitte, and KPMG, while also training them on how to be successful in these positions. This enables students to add tremendous value to the organizations they work with, while also maximizing their learning experience. Internships must be earned by the students and are not guaranteed.
What is the application process?
There are 2 steps before being accepted into Youth Entrepreneurship Accelerator . First, you’ll need to submit an application. Then, based on your application, we may invite you for an interview, which could be in-person or over video chat. If we think you are the right fit for Youth Entrepreneurship Accelerator after your interview, we will extend an invitation for you to join the program.
What is the likelihood of getting accepted into Youth Entrepreneurship Accelerator ? How many people apply to the program? How many people get in?
This program is different than many others. We don’t have a “quota” for the number of students we select. We only select students who we think can grow exponentially in our program and have a high degree of drive and curiosity. As a result, acceptance rates vary based on the number of applications and the city. Historically, the average acceptance rate has varied from 13-20%.
How will this help my son/daughter get into university?
Our Professors will write a letter of recommendation for your child. In addition, we will prepare students for the real world. During the program, students work on unique projects and create a personal portfolio that can be used when applying to university. Youth Entrepreneurship Accelerator students have gone on to attend world-class universities, while others have taken a gap year to work at leading companies around the world.