IntensE is a modular, 3-cycle programme for aspiring founders to discover what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur. 

Each cycle features a holistic experiential learning journey that combines proven frameworks and methodologies of entrepreneurship with real-world fieldwork and deep mentorship from industry experts. 

By the end of the programme, you would have gained the critical knowledge, skills, attitude and relevant experience to build and grow a startup.  

Course Information

SGD $4,000 per cycle

An early bird discount of 10% is applicable to those who register for Cycle 3: Emerge before 1 October 2019.

*6- and 12-month interest-free installment plans are available for OCBC and Citibank Cardholders. Terms and conditions apply.

Cycle 2: Extend start date:
6 November 2019 

Application deadline:
17 October 2019

Total Courses:
12 courses per cycle 

  • Be guided by experienced industry mentors who will advise you on idea validation, product- and founder-market assessments and pitch to investors
  • Benefit from in-depth courses and workshops led by experienced entrepreneurship faculty who are domain experts in their own fields.
  • Undertake relevant fieldwork for real industry knowledge and validation of your idea in actual context while you build up social capital in the industry.
  • Be plugged into a robust ecosystem with workspaces and business services, and access to potential investors and opportunities to pitch your business idea at the end of the programme.



Cohort 3 Cycle 3 Academic Calendar



Cycle 1

Expect this cycle to be a rollercoaster of emotions — taking you from excitement right through to frustration, as you begin to explore your unique path of entrepreneurship. By the end of the first cycle, you will have a stronger sense of what you want, how your idea holds up and how you operate with your team. The respective cycle includes:

1 week

  • Introduction to the Lean Startup
  • Design Thinking, Ideation & Mega Trends 
  • Introduction to Innovation
  • Designing your Customer Journey in the Digital Age*

1 week

  • Competitor Analysis, Beach Head and Market Sizing
  • Innovation Architecture: Business Model Design
  • Customer Discovery: Qualitative Interview Techniques
  • Mentor Match Session
    Self Discovery: How do I stack up as an aspiring entrepreneur?

Fieldwork: Customer Validation 

Reflection and Insight
1 week

  • Reflection from Customer Analytics Data
    Self Discovery: How do I fit in the Digital Economy?
  • Problem Market Fit
    Self-Discovery: Am I ready to take the first step?
  • Customer Validation Insight
    Self Discovery: Who are my customers?
  • The power of storytelling sharing and individual consulting
  • How do I stack up as an aspiring entrepreneur?
  • How do I fit in the Digital Economy?
  • Am I a learning person?
  • Am I coach-able?
  • Am I ready to take the first step?
  • Have I found my mentor?
  • Who are the customers?