Innovation Education for the Gap Year Generation

Innovation education for "sabbatical year"  generation

After a nearly two-year hiatus from international travel and study programs, edtech company HEX has launched its first global immersive program for startup founders and students since the pandemic, designed to guide and accelerate new ideas and early to implement them.

The hands-on, two-week program called Endeavor Singapore will run from July 2-16 at Singapore’s new Asian Startup Hub, which has overtaken Silicon Valley as the world’s number one for startup talent and is home to more than 3,800 tech – startups enabled.1

Since its inception in 2017, HEX has delivered future-oriented innovation and entrepreneurship programs to over 5,000 university students and the next generation of talent. He has also led over 40 local, global and virtual study tours, including regular visits to Silicon Valley, Singapore, Tel Aviv and beyond.

HEX will be one of the first educational programs to resume in Singapore, following the easing of tourism restrictions this month. Startup founders and students from around the world will participate in the program, with early applicants coming from Australia, the UK, Vietnam and the US.

Learning from business and social impact and innovation leaders including Google and Zendesk, and working with Victorian Government Trade & Investment – South East Asia (Victoria’s service offering for Australian scale-ups) , participants will work on their own real-world business problems and their own startup iterations with the support of business experts and mentors.

Throughout the program, “HEXies” will learn new business skills such as rapid prototyping, market research strategies, growth hacking, pitching their idea, as well as raising capital and investments . They will also have direct access to investors, accelerators, founders and professionals from Australia and Singapore to arm themselves with a business support network.

Jeanette Cheah, CEO and Founder of HEX, said, “We are extremely excited to launch our first international program since the start of the pandemic, and to have students and startup founders around the world join us in the process. ecosystem of fast-growing startups. from Singapore.

“The past two years of international border closures and restrictions have forced us to rethink and rethink our programs and delivery, and while it was a challenge, we are proud to share that we have managed to engage approximately 1,500 students in 13 countries to our virtual programs.. As educators teaching students how to innovate and respond to the rapidly changing business world, it was important for us to “follow the word” and evolve our business strategies so that we can continue to prosper.

“It was a long-awaited moment to relaunch our global programs, and we have worked closely with Australian government agencies to make this possible. Whether you are a start-up founder with an idea or a student eager to learn practical skills and knowledge about innovation and entrepreneurship, we encourage you to apply and learn from a strong network of business experts.

University students who participate in HEX programs are eligible to receive academic credit from participating universities. Currently, HEX is affiliated with over 37 global universities and has approved academic credits in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, UK and USA.

HEX is currently accepting applications for Endeavor Singapore until midnight on Sunday, April 24.

1 Startup Genome, https://startupgenome.com/ecosystems/singapore

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