Creating New Ventures in Asia

Course Provider

Centre for Professional and Continuing Education ([email protected])


Continuing Education and Training Certificate


We have heard of success stories & lessons-learned of start-ups in the US, but can this be applied in Asia? Geopolitics aside, the fact is that creating a new venture is a challenging and complex endeavour. The road to entrepreneurial success is long and windy and strewn with pitfalls and obstacles. The risks associated with starting a new business are high, but it can be extremely rewarding and fulfilling if successful.

Participants in this course will learn the process of new venture creation in Asia by working through the process themselves. The differences of creating new ventures in various Asia countries like Singapore, China and India will be highlighted especially the role and involvement of governments.

Case studies of successful ventures in Asia will be used to reinforced understanding as well as invited entrepreneurs sharing their start-up experiences in Singapore, India, China.

Learning objectives in the context of Asia are:
• Ability to identify, create and screen business ideas.
• Ability to analyse market opportunities and scale.
• Ability to create a business plan.
• Develop a business model and strategy.
• Form and work successfully in a team.
• Sources of Venture Capital and Private Equity for Start-ups.
• Role of government in creating new ventures.

1) Introduction to Entrepreneurship in Asia.
2) Technology & competitive advantage.
3) Disruptive versus sustaining innovations.
4) Introduction to Business Plans Generating, Evaluating and Presenting Scalable Business Ideas.
5) Idea screening and selection.
6) Competitive strategy.
7) Business Models Innovations.
8) Venture Capital and Private Equity for Start-ups.
9) Financials.
10) Role of government in creating new ventures.
11) Organizing the team – team building, managing and motivation.

First time and aspiring entrepreneurs including all those who are interested in the process of creating a new venture in Asia.

    Standard Course Fee: S$1,512.00

    SSG Funding Support

     Course fee

    Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes


    BEFORE funding & GST

    AFTER funding & 8% GST

    Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) (Up to 70% funding)


    S$ 453.60

    Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)

    S$ 173.60

    SCs aged ≥ 40 years old
    SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
    (Up to 90% funding)

    • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.


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    Mr John Loke

    Mr John Loke

    John Loke has over 30 years of experience in the Access Solution, Banking Self-Service and Consumer Electronics industries. His experience includes Product Development, Innovation Management, Project Management and Digital Service Delivery.

    He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science (Industrial Engineering) from the National University of Singapore. He also holds an engineering degree with Honors in Electro-Mechanical Engineering.
    His was the Head of Product Development, AS APAC and is also responsible for Digital Service Delivery for dormakaba (Swiss-German MNC) in Access Solutions. His previous work R&D experience in various European & American MNCs as Wincor-Nixdorf, Philips, Honeywell and Motorola.