Thumbs up for NUS programme that has given birth to many student start-ups

In 2021, two NOC student start-ups PatSnap (left) and Carousell became unicorns with their companies reaching a valuation of more than US$1 billion (S$1.4 billion). PHOTOS: PATSNAP, CAROUSELL
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SINGAPORE - When the National University of Singapore (NUS) launched a programme 20 years ago to nurture entrepreneurs among its students, it held up Mr Sim Wong Hoo, the Republic’s first technopreneur, as a role model.

But Mr Sim, who listed his company Creative Technology on Nasdaq in 1992, did not quite endorse the idea.

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