YEAN is established by a group of students who received the opportunity to come to Beijing, based on a programme set up by the National University of Singapore, known as the NOC (NUS Overseas College). The students are attached to various technology start-ups, and take entrepreneurship related courses at Tsinghua and Peking University, two of the nine members in the elite C9 League of universities.
YEAN seeks to instill and promote the spirit of entrepreneurship in Singaporeans both at home and abroad, by spearheading renowned events such as Ideas for Singapore and Global Entrepreneurship Week. The committee also organizes sessions to interact with seasoned entrepreneurs, as well as industrial visits, to allow Singaporeans in Beijing to better understand the concepts of a start-up and all that it entails.
NUS Overseas Colleges is a university level unit of the NUS Enterprise Cluster that manages the highly innovative NUS Overseas Colleges programme. The programme targets NUS undergraduates with the academic ability and entrepreneurial drive, keen to be immersed as interns in start-ups located in leading entrepreneurial and academic hubs of the world. At the same time, they will study entrepreneurship related courses at highly prestigious partner universities. The aim is to cultivate and nurture them into enterprising, resourceful, independent self-starters and eventually blossom into successful entrepreneurs.
I worked with Wei Ming for a year while he was handling the position of Research Analyst at CuriosityChina, based in Beijing. Wei Ming’s job was to provide China digital market analysis and insights, brands audits and coordinating his tasks with Curiosity Tech, Operations and Business departments. His work was always accurately executed and, beside his perfect understanding of western digital platforms and evolutions, he has a very good sense of China tech eco-system and consumer usages. He was a great link between our offices in China and abroad and really made a difference during his time at Curiosity. I will be happy to work with him again in the future.
We are currently located in Beijing, China. If you are a student, entrepreneur or investor who is coming to visit, or would like to find out more about what YEAN does, do reach out to us!