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IS427: Technopreneurship Study Mission


South Korea & Japan


All set and ready! TSM 2014!
The TSM Family 2014!
Academic Year 2013-2014 (Term 2): January to May 2014
Facilitator: Benjamin Gan
Office: SIS Room 5034; School of Information System, SIS
Phone: +65 6828 0267
Email: benjamingan@smu.edu.sg
Venue: SIS SR 3.1
Date/Time: Thur 12.00 noon to 3.15pm
Travel Date: April 29th - May 9th 2014
Subsidy: 75 % of the cost will be subsidized
Pre-requisite: None. However priority will be given to:
(a) from the ABT-Technopreneurship track,
(b) from LKCSB entrepreneurship track,
(c) with prior start-up experience,
(d) are currently starting a technology based company.
Last Years wiki: 2013 2012
Team's Facebook: TSM
Team Blog: Hallyu Tsunami
Team's Photo Collection: Pinterest Board
Trip Recap Summary Video: Youtube


Important & Special Notes

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  • Students who are unable to make it on the travel dates are advised not to take this module.
  • Students in their first or final year/term are not encouraged to take this module.
  • Priority and subsidy will be given to the following students who show evidence that they are entrepreneurially inclined. This could mean
    • they have started a company
    • have signed up for either Technopreneurship track or entrepreneurship concentration at the LKCSB or attended relevance courses
    • have attended IIE events regularly
    • have been a member of SMU Ventures or Real Business student clubs
    • willing to undertake an internship at some of the start-up companies
  • If an internship opportunity has been secured with a particular student who have expressed an interest in the company but subsequently decide not to take it up, he/she will have to repay the 75% subsidy given during the TSM. Students will be asked to sign an indemnity form and a declaration with acknowledge to repay 75% subsidy if internship is not taken up.
  • Students enrolling for the course will be required to pay a deposit of approximately S$1000 for the cost of boarding, lodging and the airfare differential on week 3. This will include the unsubsidised TA cost (if we have a TA)
  • Students are required to contribute to a petty cash fund ($200) for expenses such as memento for each company, interpreter, hosting guest, tips for guide/driver, welfare, t-shirt, banner and miscellaneous cost. TA will coordinate (or assigned student)


Other Resources

Library links background travel guide culture business governance IT industry MIT journal on entrepreneurship and innovation others

SMU TSM 2011 in Korea Tourism Facebook

Internship Google drive