17 Feb '13, 1am

Singapore dorms foster entrepreneurs

Singapore dorms foster entrepreneurs

As National University of Singapore students drifted to the college bar for Wednesday's "Ladies Night," Ishan Agrawal sat in his dorm's common room, working out how to harness the Internet to fight corruption in India. Agrawal, 22, is one of 90 hand-picked students at N-House, a residential block modeled after the dorms of Stanford University that once housed Google's Larry Page and Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang . Their Wednesday evenings brainstorming new ideas or pitching to potential investors are part of a $13.1 billion effort by Singapore's government to build a tropical Silicon Valley. "It's like a big dating party, bringing everyone together, which is what Silicon Valley does," said Agrawal, from Dehradun in northern India, who interned for a year at a Bay Area startup and took classes at Stanford as part of the program. "Here, you sit in the kitchen and discuss entre...

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