is proud to announce our latest programme
A practical Pre-incubation Programme that is specially designed to equip aspiring entrepreneurs with entrepreneurial knowledge, skill and competency.
Entrepreneurship thinking and skills are something you learn in practice. Entrepreneurship requires one to learn by doing. This is often heard and drawing from the vast culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at Entrepreneur’s Resource Centre (ERC) and BIGWork’s incubator network. This unique course introduces participants to ERC Institute’s entrepreneurial education programmes in both practice and theory as they are both interwoven.
This practical Pre-incubation Programme is specially designed to equip aspiring entrepreneurs with entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and competency. The Practicum Experience which is part of the programme special emphasis on giving participants hands-on, practical experience in generating business ideas, develop a business plan, pitching to venture capitalist and actually running a successful small business.
This programme runs its classes on a lecture, facilitation and mentoring system. The average teacher-student ratio are 30 students to 1 Lecture/facilitator
Students undertaking the Specialist Diploma in Entrepreneurship Design Thinking programme will be expected to complete 10 modules of academic study over 6 or 9 months. This programme is available on full time or part time basis. Full-time students will attend classes 5 days a week on weekdays for 6 months, while part-time students will attend classes 2 times a week for 9 months.
|Module 1: Exploring Entrepreneurship|
|Module 2: Recognizing Opportunities & Generating Ideas|
|Module 3: Market Analysis|
|Module 4: Strategic Management in the 21st Century|
|Module 5: Sales & Marketing Management|
|Module 6: Strategic HR Management|
|Module 7: Innovation and Technology Management|
|Module 8: Financial Management|
|Module 9: Writing a Business Plan|
|Module 10:Practicum Experience|
Practicum 2: Zero to One (2 days/16 hours) This field practicum enables participants to learn to think innovatively and to develop practical skills to effectively and ethically start a new business from zero dollars to the first earned dollars. This field practicum develops perseverance, resourcefulness, open mindedness, accept risk and failure, and all useful facets of a strong drive.
Practicum 3: The Lean Startup (3 days/24 hours) This advanced practicum immerses participants in the whole entrepreneurial process applying their knowledge, skills and competences in doing a real own business: to brainstorm business idea – to write business plan – to raise capital from venture capitalists – to prepare and launch their new venture – to sales and marketing – to operation and financial reporting to venture capitalists
Intakes for the Specialist Diploma in Entrepreneurship Design Thinking commences at an interval of 3 months. All applications should be submitted to ERCI no later than 2 months before the commencement.
Courses are assessed by 100% course work-based without examinations – a combination of practical assignments and assessments that includes individual written assessment, presentation and practicum experience.
English Language Requirements
All applications are subject to the Institute’s assessment of eligibility for entry into the programme.
Students must pass all prescribed modules in the Specialist Diploma in Entrepreneurship Design Thinking programme with a minimum grade of P (Pass)
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Yen has a proven track record in various key business development & marketing roles involving evolution and change management. Her pilot roles in various media organisations of Cable TV (Singapore Cable Vision), Regional TV (MTV), Internet Advertising (China.com) and Digital Music (Soundbuzz & Motorola) at their nascent stages is a testimonial of her experience and expertise of driving businesses whilst embracing new technology. Her acumen and passion are evidenced in multiple “first to market” products and projects she has been involved in cutting across from media to digital products. Always pushing the concept of creative solutionism while building strong relationships with customers has translated to dynamic growth for the various companies. Being an ardent believer in change management to stay on top of ever changing economies, her current role as Group Chief Executive Officer of ERC Holdings sees interesting forays leveraged on her experience.
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