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iLEAD SMEs Growth Programme (iSGP)

Course Overview

Offering a flexible, industry-relevant continuing education pathway for business leaders, the iSGP provides you with the knowledge to future-proof your business and the skills to lead the next wave of transformational growth.

This programme consists of five classroom-based modules, 12 hours of personalised 1-to-1 mentoring sessions and an overseas immersion trip for you to explore global opportunities. You will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations to broaden your horizons, learn from the experience of industry experts, and expand your business network during networking sessions and fireside chats.


Course Duration

6 months

Course Mode

Physical classes, mentorship and 1 overseas immersion trip

Cohort Start Date

1 September 2024


Course Details

Course Outline

Module 1: Integrated Venture Financing (1 day)
Module 2: Leading Business Growth Strategy for SMEs (1 day)
Module 3: Entrepreneurial marketing in social and digital world (1 day)
Module 4: Agility in Leadership for Entrepreneurs (1 day)
Module 5: Digital Transformation & Innovation for Aspiring Entrepreneurs (1 day)
Module 6: Entrepreneur Mentorship (12 hours)
Module 7: Act Locally, Think Globally: Overseas Business Immersion Programme (5 days)

At the End of This Course, Participants are Expected to:

  1. Develop the Skills Necessary for Effectively Securing and Managing Venture Financing for Startups and Innovative Ventures
  2. Apply Strategic Concepts and Develop Practical Growth Plans
  3. Understand Role of Leadership in Driving Growth and Adapting to Dynamic Business Environments.
  4. Gain Insights Into Why, What and How to Become Successful Entrepreneurs with Calibrated Leadership Effectiveness from Self to Team Leadership.
  5. Create Insights on Innovative Mindset and Winning Strategies With Dedicated Mentorship
  6. Broaden Their Horizons Beyond Singapore and Network with Entrepreneurs From Other Potential Countries.

Admission Info

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for individuals exploring entrepreneurship or micro small enterprises aspiring to expand their business in Singapore.

Full Course Fees


ModuleDetailsPayable Fees


Integrated Venture Financing

(before funding)

2Leading Business Growth Strategy for SMEs
Entrepreneurial Marketing in Social and Digital World
 Agility in Leadership for Entrepreneurs
 Digital Transformation & Innovation for Aspiring Entrepreneurs
6Entrepreneur Coaching (Mentorship 12 hours) 
7Act Locally, Think Globally: Overseas Business Immersion Programme (Shanghai, China)

(before funding)

Programme Fee before Funding*S$17,500 (before 9% GST)
Programme Fee after Funding*S$2,425 (before 9% GST)


*Funding: Up to 90% SSG funding + admin fees
Immersion Trip: Airfare and hotel is estimated to be $1,800 and is self-funded by participant

1. SkillsFuture Series

Full Course Fees

Funding Type​​ Subsidy CriteriaProgramme (as of 1 Jan 2024)
Base Grant 70% Singapore Citizen / PR aged 21 and above Course Fee: $17,500 - $11,725
9% GST: $587.25
Full Fee Payable: $6,362.25
Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) 90% Singaporean aged 40 and above Course Fee: $17,500 - $15,075
9% GST: $587.25
Full Fee Payable: $3,012.25
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) 90% Singapore Citizen / PR who is SME sponsored Course Fee: $17,500 - $15,075
9% GST: $587.25
Full Fee Payable: $3,012.25

SkillsFuture Credit

Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above may use their SkillsFuture Credits (up to S$500) to pay for the course fees. The credits may be used on top of existing course fee funding. This is only applicable to self-sponsored participants. Applications via must be made within 60 days before course commencement. Please click here for more details. Please login to Skillsfuture portal and submit appropriately.

3. Absentee Payroll

Companies who sponsor their employees for the course may apply for Absentee Payroll via the SkillsConnect system. For more information, please visit SkillsConnect. 

4. NTU Alumni Course Credit

From 1 July 2019, NTU alumni may utilise their course credits of S$1,600.00 to co-pay up to 50% of the nett fee (exclusive of prevailing GST) payable for courses with starting date from 1 July 2019 onwards. There will be no administrative fee involved for the use of NTU Alumni Course Credits on courses with starting date from 1 July 2019 onwards. For more information, please visit here


There will be assessments conducted at the end of each module.

Participants taking the SkillsFuture grant must comply with the following requirements to be awarded with the grant:

Achieving minimum attendance (75% of each modular hours)
Completion and pass the course assessments

*Course Certificate will be awarded to the participant who have fulfilled all the above requirements and upon completion of assessments.


Registration is open. Click here to register.


For enquiries, contact us at

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Registration is open.

Cohort will start 1 September 2024

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