Expose students to entrepreneurship

The word "entrepreneurship" was unfamiliar to me until I attended a talk by Ms Gillian Tee, a technopreneur, in school last year.

Through the session, I learnt that entrepreneurship, basically, is about coming up with a product that can better the lives of others in innovative ways.

Recently, I went on an excursion to JTC LaunchPad @ one-north, which houses more than 800 start-ups. Interacting with some of the entrepreneurs gave me new insights about start-ups and what entrepreneurship entails: determination, risk-taking, embracing failure, passion, and teamwork.

I count myself lucky to have been exposed to the different aspects of entrepreneurship.

Unfortunately, not all students are given this opportunity.

Thus, I hope that there can be more platforms for students and entrepreneurs to learn from and interact with one another.

Exposing my generation to the entrepreneurial spirit is invaluable and can groom creative problem-solvers who care greatly about societal issues.

Kuo Pei Yu, 17

Junior College Year 1 student

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 07, 2018, with the headline 'Expose students to entrepreneurship'. Subscribe