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Shell LiveWIRE Awards 2007 launched



Launch of Shell LiveWIRE Awards 2007: Inspiring Entrepreneurship in the Young

At first, there was one, then there were twenty, and now there are thirty.
This is neither a counting game nor child¡¯s play. This is the number of child care centres Mr Sam Yap Soon Guan, Executive Chairman of Cherie Hearts Child Development and winner of the Shell LiveWIRE Young Business Start-Up Awards 2005 has today.
¡°Winning the Shell LiveWIRE Award has raised my company¡¯s profile significantly. Investors as far as Australia and China approached me for business ventures and, since then, I have closed many promising joint venture deals,¡± shares Mr Yap. Today, Cherie Hearts has over 30 child care centres in Singapore, Vietnam and Australia.
So, if you are a young budding entrepreneur and would like to raise the profile of your company and learn more from the experts on starting a business, then here¡¯s a chance you won¡¯t want to miss! The search for the winner of Shell LiveWIRE Awards 2007 is here again.
Jointly organised by Shell Companies in Singapore, the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), the ITE Alumni Association and the Singapore Press Holdings Chinese Newspapers Division, the prestigious Shell LiveWIRE Awards 2007 aims to groom, recognise and reward promising young entrepreneurs and promote the spirit of enterprise.
The Awards salute promising entrepreneurs whose business exemplifies savvy positioning in the market place, growth potential and future sustainability.
Since its launch in 2001, the Awards has honoured 28 budding entrepreneurs from various fields, including education, construction, recruitment services and fashion design.
To qualify for the Awards, applicants should be 35 years or below and have been in business from three to 36 months. The Top Award is $10,000. There will also be four Merit Awards of $2,000 each. The Closing Date of the Awards is 31 July 2007.
About the Shell LiveWIRE Programme
Shell LiveWIRE programme is an international programme which aims to promote the spirit of enterprise to young people, by providing support and guidance to them in starting their own businesses. The programme is now running in more than 20 countries.
Objective of the Awards
To recognise and reward aspiring young men and women who are successful in their business start-ups.
Entry Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • Age 35 years and below (for at least one key executive partner)
  • In business for a period of three to 36 months

Top Award is $10,000

Four Merit Awards of $2,000 each

How to Apply
To apply, download an application form and complete a brief business plan from The closing date is 31 July 2007.
For further enquiries and submission of application, please contact:
Mr Erick Chua Manager, Technopreneurship Incubation Centre,
ITE College Central (Tampines Campus),
2 Tampines St 92, Singapore 528889
Tel: 65805503 / 5182 Fax: 67861809 Email:

Source: Media Release

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