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Inderjit Singh

Inderjit Singh
Inderjit Singh, an engineer by training, has over 6 successful start-ups under his belt. His experience in building companies spans over 14 years. He has built very large multi-million dollar companies, including high tech companies, from scratch and is very passionate about entrepreneurship. A Member of Parliament (MP), he has been pushing entrepreneurial causes throughout his term as an MP.

Mentor’s Thoughts Week 49: Intrapreneurship: Entrepreneurship in the Corporate World

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If we believe entrepreneurship is the state of the mind, then anyone of us can act as an entrepreneur.  While in the past, employees of companies did jobs assigned to them and just took instructions and performed predefined duties, today corporate entrepreneurship or Intrapreneurship is redefining the work   in the business world.  Gone are the days where individuals were either ...

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Mentors Thoughts Week 46- The Silver Lining In Adversity

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I am sure everyone is familiar with the saying: “every cloud has a silver lining.” But when faced with an adversity, we often forget that there is an opportunity embedded in every adversity.  What distinguishes entrepreneurs from the rest is their ability to transform an adversity into an opportunity to enhance their businesses. When I discuss entrepreneurship, I focus on ...

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Mentor’s Thoughts Week 45: The Power of the Crowd(Funding)

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The greatest challenge faced by most entrepreneurs is funding their start-up and growth. I faced tremendous challenges when I started my first 2 companies. For UTAC (which is a semiconductor technology and manufacturing company), I could not find any investors in Singapore and managed to get most of my funding from Taiwan. For Tri Star (an Electronics distribution business), I ...

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Mentor’s Thoughts Week 44: Nature or Nurture

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Many people wonder if entrepreneurs are born with the enterprising spirit or can this spirit be cultivated. While this ongoing debate may divide people into opposing camps, I feel that it is important to recognize that the enterprising spirit is imperative and we should seek ways to cultivate this spirit regardless of whether it is nature or nurture. As such, ...

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Mentor’s thoughts- Commitment is key

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Being committed is the secret to success for any entrepreneurial venture. It takes both hard work and passion to make a venture work. One cannot be half-hearted about it. So before embarking on your entrepreneurial journey, ask yourself: Am I prepared to give it my all? Treading on the entrepreneurial path may seem like a daunting task. After all, entrepreneurship ...

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Why The Government Needs To Play a Role In The Development Of Entrepreneurship?

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Developing the right ecosystem for Entrepreneurship Development and one where start-ups can start smoothly and strive should be every government’s role. For an entrepreneurial environment to help companies start and grow, you need the government to provide a proper regulatory system that would not only provide the structure for companies to conduct business, but also give them the freedom to ...

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Art 0034- How Do You Know That Its Your Time to Shine?

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“It is a tough call, so think and act, and then don’t ever regret.” Mr Inderjit Singh, The Art and Science of Entrepreneurship Time is of the essence and knowing when the time is right to embark on your entrepreneurial venture may be easier said than done. The harsh reality is that hard work alone may not pay off. Entrepreneurs ...

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Mentor’s Thoughts Week 42: Social Entrepreneurship: Fashion or Passion?

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Last Friday, I was at NUS attending the annual global iConnect 2013 event, organized by the NUS Entrepreneurship Society. The event was meant for young and budding entrepreneurs from around the world. The programme Friday evening was a discussion on Social Entrepreneurship, titled ” Social Entrepreneurship: Fashion or Passion?”  Last week we also had one of our discussion participants ask ...

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Mentors Thoughts Week 41: Getting an “F” is not the end of the world

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Now that you have opened yourself to a myriad of possibilities, you must also prepare yourself for the possibility of facing rejection or experiencing setbacks. Winston Churchill once said “success is not final, failure is not fatal but it is the courage to continue that counts the most.” I feel that this advice is apt for individuals embarking on the ...

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Mentors Thoughts Week 40: Being Open to the Universe and Not Saying No

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It always seems that successful people are just plain lucky. Everything they touch seems to turn into gold. On the surface that may seem to be the case, but in reality they would have had to work very hard before they saw success and may have even failed many times before they succeeded. The path to success is never easy ...

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