Youth Entrepreneurship Symposium 2011

NUS Business School – 08 June 2011

JF LENNON is honoured to be invited to the annual nEbO Youth Entrepreneurship Symposium 2011 (YES11), an exclusive event that reaches out to budding entrepreneurs from various junior colleges in Singapore. JF Lennon CEO Mr. Jimmy Wong, was invited as one of highlighted keynote speakers for the event. Other speakers include Mrs. Nanz Chong-Komo and Mr. Stuart Tan. This entrepreneurship initiative is in its 3rd year and the number of participants have increased significantly with every year. YES11 sees more than 350 tertiary students coming forth to learn more about entrepreneurship from the invited speakers. This 2011, the YES11 was kicked start by a special keynote speaker segment to motivate and inspire the participants.

One of the main highlights of the keynote speaking segment was to get entrepreneurs to relate their experiences in the real business world to the budding student entrepreneurs. Mr. Wong shared his first attempt at entrepreneurship and how he made comebacks despite facing setbacks many times. This friendly interaction allowed the participants to gain more knowledge through the sharing of Mr. Wong’s experiences in the business world. The students were thoroughly amazed by the drastic changes in Mr. Wong’s life and how he became what he is today. Keeping to his usual jovial talk, Mr. Wong warmed up the atmosphere by sharing interesting anecdotes in his entrepreneurship journey.

A Q&A session was held immediately after the completion of all individual keynote segments to allow students to interact more with the speakers. Many curious entrepreneurs-to-be fielded questions on how they can start their own businesses and become just as successful as the speakers. Mr. Wong was posted many questions as students want know more about how he overcame the multiple setbacks and why did he choose to go into the different trades over the years. The Q&A segment provided the students with different perspectives of entrepreneurship. The Keynote Speaker segment ended with a presentation of tokens to all the keynote speakers by the president of the YES11 committee.

JF LENNON and Mr. Jimmy Wong would like to thank and congratulate the committee of YES11 for organising such a beneficial and interactive program for the youths! May the participants be empowered and inspired to become successful entrepreneurs in the near future!

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