Monday, 3 September 2012


The Singapore government has been asked to hand out a S$100 million grant to seed 100 knowledge-based startups to spur the country’s economy.

NUS Pro-Chancellor, Ngiam Tong Dow, made the proposal in an article published recently, and asked that the government not leave the task of wealth-creation up to chance.

A grant of similar scale would be much welcomed by Malaysian entrepreneurs, and would go a long way towards funding Malaysian startups through the bootstrapping stage.

Though nothing so far suggests that the Singapore government has agreed to Mr Ngiam’s proposal, it wouldn’t be such a bad idea for the Malaysian government to consider his ideas.

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