01 Jul '13, 3am

Youths are holding back Singapore's startup scene

Youths are holding back Singapore’s startup scene July 1, 2013 by Guest Contributor By Looi Qin En , Program Director at The HUB Singapore. This is an edited version of the original letter . Singapore’s youths. Image: YOG Singapore Over the past three months, I have been matching youths to startups as the founder and director of the HUB Internship Program (an initiative under The HUB Singapore ). Now that the university summer vacations are ending, I finally have the chance to reflect. And it hit me: Singaporean youths are not accelerating nor strengthening our startup ecosystem. Instead, they are inhibiting our growth. Our youths do not have market-relevant skills and experiences to do their job. As I statistically reviewed the 60-odd applications for internships at The HUB’s startups (primarily from local university undergraduates) , I was taken aback by the mismatch bet...

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