Tuesday, May 14, 2013

*Scape presents 'Hear Me Out!' (In conjunction with Envisage's Gen.SEs workshops)

Thinking of starting your own Social Enterprise while attending our workshops? Need a place to pitch and get funds to kick start your business? Consider joining Hear Me Out - a pitching competition organised by *SCAPE! 

"Got a brilliant idea that is itching your brain? Tell us, we’re all ears!
No doubt, we have gaps in our society. The marginalised can definitely do more with our help. Like the saying goes – if not you, then who?
If you have an idea that can better the community, tell us, we can support you with seed funds of up to $7,000!"

Join us tomorrow at *SCAPE, 7:30pm, to find out more! (alternatively you can PM us for further inquiries)

Visit Gen.SEs FB for more information: http://www.facebook.com/EnvisageGen.SEs
Sign up for our FREE Social Entrepreneurship training at: Sign up here! 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


For all who might be interested about Youths-related issues, here is the survey results and action plan just recently shared with me by UN:


Over 13,500 respondents from 186 countries participated in the survey. So it might provide you with some interesting perspectives on the variety of issues which are currently being discussed internationally.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Youth For Social Entrepreneurship Interview on Envisage

Heh all

Have you all visited this awesome blog "Youths For Social Entrepreneurship"?

They just wrote an awesomely comprehensive article about Envisage start-up journey, my personal views  on the landscape, and some tips I have for people who wish to start their own SEs. Link to article is provided below! Click it, Read it! It's long, but I believe you will learn a thing or two from it.


Some excerpts:

Here’s what he thinks:

- “Start small – don’t be afraid to start small, and don’t be afraid to fail. And when it fails – which it will, it definitely will, regular enterprises fail 90% of the time – you must create space for it, and not drag others down, especially your beneficiaries.”

- “Youth entrepreneurs must start somewhere. If they don’t start, they’ll never know whether it works, and if they don’t start, it will never happen, basically. Do a trial run, do research, see if there’s a market, do prototyping, have a great sensitivity of what’s happening…. Don’t just think about it, or you’ll never know whether it’ll work.”

- “Figure out who you want to help. You don’t start a social enterprise just because you feel like it.”