The Straits Times
Published on Dec 15, 2012

Who will be the next Mark Zuckerberg?


Instead of doctors, lawyers or bankers, young people these days hope to be the next Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey.

The co-founder of Facebook and creator of Twitter, respectively, have helped to make the technopreneur lifestyle glamorous here. And incubators - companies which support and fund start-ups - say more people are going into the sector.

A study done this year by audit firm Deloitte shows at least 863 companies in the interactive digital media industry. Of these, 20 per cent are start-ups - companies which have been around for five years or less, with no more than 10 employees.

The sweet success stories of local start-ups, acquired for millions of dollars, may be responsible for drumming up the interest. Government funding to develop the interactive digital media sector is also available in Singapore.