Week 0: Welcome To EntreCity – 22nd Jan 2012
Firstly, I would like to welcome you to EntreCity – The City of Entrepreneurial Learning and Sharing. I have been involved with entrepreneurship for a very long time. From starting my first company UTAC (United Test and Assembly Centre) to championing a better entrepreneurship environment in the Singapore. It was through the drive and passion for this subject that I published my first book in 2006, wanting to share my knowledge and experience to help other entrepreneurs take the step towards this path.
Throughout the years, as I embarked on my entrepreneurial journey, whether in Singapore or the Silicon Valley or Taiwan or India and South East Asia, I noticed that many people were starting businesses without taking the time to understand its technicalities and to adjust their mindsets to thinking like entrepreneurs. There were a lucky few who made it, but there were many in that group who failed.
Having a better understanding of business will help to increase the chances of successful start-ups. We started EntreCity, with the idea imparting our knowledge to help entrepreneurs (present and future entrepreneurs). Through a community and knowledge sharing, we would like to help cultivate entrepreneurial thinking among our community. We want our community to be better equipped with the right mindset and tools before starting and running companies.
We intend to build a community of like-minded people, who will share their knowledge to help their peers build better businesses. We encourage sharing and collaboration as a way to help boost businesses in the market.
Our lectures and activities will help you to begin your entrepreneurial journey. Step by step, we want to work on your mindset, business technicalities and impart some useful lessons across.
Being a successful entrepreneur is not about solely focusing on business technicalities. It is about adopting a mindset that you use in your daily life. It is about seeing things from a different angle, and training you to connect the dots along the way. In fact the most important step is for each of us to develop an entrepreneurial mindset for anything we want to do, not just for starting a business.
Classes start on the Monday the 30th of January 2012; in the mean time you can join us on the following networks for updates:
Also do sign up at our Coursekit Classroom to participate in the activities and community discussions:
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I hope that by sharing knowledge and building a community, we can help many entrepreneurs achieve success. See you on the 30th of January.