Starting up early in tech before graduation

More students are taking advantage of a maturing technology sector and starting businesses while they are still in university.
Bifrost co-founders Charles Wong (right) and Aravind Kandiah, who graduated from SUTD in September. Their AI simulation engine, also called Bifrost, has already drawn commercial interest from public transport operator SMRT.
Bifrost co-founders Charles Wong (right) and Aravind Kandiah, who graduated from SUTD in September. Their AI simulation engine, also called Bifrost, has already drawn commercial interest from public transport operator SMRT.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

SINGAPORE - While most of their undergraduate peers at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) were still thinking about completing their university education in March, Mr Aravind Kandiah and Mr Charles Wong were already laying the groundwork for their artificial intelligence (AI) start-up Bifrost.

A month after their graduation in September, the duo's simulation engine had drawn its first customer: rail operator SMRT.

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