We kick off the "Sage Corps Storyboard" with one of the "[Evil Twin]1" startup ecosystems in Southeast Asia - Singapore.
Seedcamp Singapore. The Co-Foundry. Impact Hub. Wavemaker Labs. Golden Gate Ventures. These are just a few accelerators and venture capital funds out of hundreds, hoping to pump "beaucoup bucks" into Singapore's startup ecosystem. According to a 2015 TechinAsia report, "$120 million (US$96 million) worth of government and private sector money [was] plowed into innovative young technology companies." Here's the best part: One of these rising companies, a Wavemaker Labs startup called "PayrollHero," has taken two Sage Corps Fellows under its wing.
When you intern at a company that "optimizes work productivity with happiness" you expect to see happy employees.
Take a look below to see how Sage Corps Fellows Sisi Liu and Leonardo (Leo) De Lucca Silva spend their summer in Singapore: all smiles.
We look forward to seeing what doors this experience opens for Sisi and Leo in the future!
Speaking of the future, do you have trouble falling asleep thinking about what to do after college? Well, while you are tossing and turning in bed at night, Sage Corps Fellows, Callan George, Sharon Lee and Oscar Granados-Martinez are developing a solution at Singapore startup, Nana, a mobile app that helps you sleep better. Currently, our Fellows are designing an app that can be marketed to adults for personal sleep monitoring.
We caught up with Callan earlier this week to hear more about her Nana experience:
“The last couple of weeks have been jam packed, that's for sure. Having zero experience working with app design or coding, the whole assignment was a little daunting at first, but we put the pedal to the metal and managed to crank out the app demo in a week and a half."
Building "sleep apps" and creating lasting bonds at work are not the only activities Sage Corps Fellows have put on their global agendas. When they’re not at work, the Sage Corps Singapore Cohort is taking advantage of startup “hacking events” and weekend excursions around Singapore and beyond.
Just a few weekends ago, five of our Singapore Sage Corps Fellows took part in Impact Hub’s “Youthhack Singapore Startup Challenge". While at the event, the "Sage Corps Team" heard from top entrepreneurs and captial investors, created a product and presented to a panel of judges. Their hard work paid off, and they made it to the finals!
It goes without saying that interning abroad in Singapore is more than just something you check off "the list." When you make the decision to travel thousands of miles to work abroad, you open doors to unparalleled professional opportunities.
So before you go back to aimlessly browsing the web for answers, remember to check out the latest "Sage Corps Storyboard"....or just apply here.