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The TV Show
A hit reality series airing on leading regional news network Channel NewsAsia. Learn how venture capitalists work, how deals are negotiated and how acquisitions can be a gamechanger for any start-up, with in-theory learnings on the website brought to life in practical situations via the TV show.

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The Website
A one-stop information portal offering practical resources which are simple, accessible and easily applicable for the potential entrepreneur and new start-uppers. Provide information from business plan writing to doing up your P&L sheet to learning from experienced entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.

Nurturing Entrepreneurship

Whether you're a business veteran, first-time entrepreneur, aspiring start-upper, fledging innovator or fresh graduate bursting with ideas, you'll be empowered with the knowledge of what goes on the playing field – delivered fresh from the START-UP desk.

Recent Articles
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    Venture capitalists can give you more than just money. If you're lucky, they can also link you up with important industry contacts and even mentor you and your business. 

    YANGON: An unfavourable environment, lack of entrepreneurial culture and no capital – these are the main problems that budding entrepreneurs face in Myanmar.

    The world of business has drastically changed in the last decade—not only can we start a business from the comfort of our home, we can now run our operations without stepping out of the house, too.

  • Many of you reading this now have either thought about it or are actively pursuing the dream now—the idea of being your own boss, the freedom to do work when you want to.

    Dr Gordon Lim's not only a gynaecologist from Gleneagles Medical Centre and author of "Nine Months and Counting", but is also an entrepreneur. 

    The bright lights of a stock exchange main board can be alluring. Many see the public listing of their company as a measure of success – perhaps even an exit strategy.

    About a decade ago, Dess chose to be an entrepreneur because he wanted to have more room to explore designing living spaces.

Featured Videos

Start-UP Season 2 - Call for Entries

If you have an innovative business idea worthy of substantial capital funding, this could be your lucky break. 

Hear From Season 1 Contestants - Boxyroom and JoinMeThere

"As an entrepreneur, you should never ever give up, even when times are hard," says Loh Lin Lin of Boxyroom.

Hear From Season 1 Contestants - Matchimi and BeMyGuest

"As an entrepreneur, you have to keep your focus, even on really tiny details," says Chen Ning of Matchimi.



Season 1 Contestants
  • Pheng Huat

    Chen Ning

    Nur Rapika Mesra

    Huang Renzhi

    Gian Javelona
    Orange Apps

    Richard Jones
    Retail Juice

    Gabriel Kang
    Sensory Robotics

    Hiroyuki Kiga


    Vincent Lee

  • John Lim

    Christian Lindman


    Winnie Tang

    Terence Tham

    Tan Wang

    Clement Wong

    Kit Wong
    Artea Tea Company

    Melvin Wong

    Benson Wu
    Xecure Lab

Season 1 Judges

Eddie Chau

Founding Partner

TNF Ventures

Eddie Chau is known for his business acumen and hands-on approach to business. He has founded and sold two startups, e-Cop and Brandtology. In 2012, he co-founded TNF Ventures with several ICT entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, to incubate early stage ICT start-ups.

Leslie Loh


Red Dot Ventures

Leslie's passion is to nurture entrepreneurs and grow technology startups. He runs Red Dot Ventures, and has invested in more than 20 startups since its inception in 2012. Most recently, Red Dot Ventures bring 3D printers to the mass market...