10 March 2018
Wilmer Gibson Launches the Young Potentialities Development Program
Ten best students to be selected to take part in a week-long think tank for developing business ideas
Fifty students aged 17-23 from a number of secondary schools and universities applied to participate in the Young Potentialities Development Program, delivered by Wilmer Gibson, a leading financial services firm providing world-class wealth management services. This is part of a local initiative focused on developing the entrepreneurial skills and competencies of students, enabling them to enhance their employability opportunities and help them create their own business.
Gia Wen, Community Partnerships Officer, launched the program at one of the participating educational institutions. She talked to the students about creativity and innovation, what is the difference between the two, what makes an innovator and how one can transform a creative idea into innovation and get ready for implementation.
Ms. Wen said to the students at the launch event: "To become successful entrepreneurs you need to think out of the box and come up with creative ideas. The idea you want to pursue needs to be relevant to your target audiences, addresses unmet needs and represents value to your clients. Playing to win, be willing to take risks, having a positive outlook and being decisive are all critical ingredients to implement your innovation and become a successful entrepreneur."
The selection process comprises three workshops and a final competition, where students present their business plan to a judging panel.
In the upcoming workshop, Fynn Hu, Wilmer Gibson Senior Marketing Manager will share with the students the key principles of marketing and market research. This will be followed by a workshop featuring Rick Toh, Wilmer Gibson Director who will take the students through the process of developing a viable and sustainable Business Plan.