21 Dec '11, 2pm

*SCAPE to launch programme for budding youth entrepreneurs

*SCAPE to launch programme for budding youth entrepreneurs

SINGAPORE: *SCAPE is launching a new entrepreneurship programme in March next year targeting youth-run businesses. Come June, *SCAPE will convert one of its spaces to accommodate 35 new small-scale businesses here. Young entrepreneurs will have to pay market rental rates, but they will receive training programmes on how to run their businesses. Still, it remains to be seen if *SCAPE's new plans will succeed. Its retail floorspace may be fully-occupied, but at least five tenants have moved out since *SCAPE's official launch in June last year. Retailers complain *SCAPE has not attracted as many youth as what it originally set out to do. They are also unhappy with the low traffic, even though the building is located in the heart of Orchard Road. Tracy Phillips, owner of A Curious Teepee at *SCAPE, said: "Initially, when they spoke to me about youth, they told me youth was any...

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