Since 2001, the biennial Shell LiveWIRE Awards has recognised some 40 promising young entrepreneurs. Jointly organised by Shell Companies in Singapore and ITE, in partnership with ITE Alumni Association and Singapore Press Holdings (Chinese Newspapers Division), the Award celebrates entrepreneurial spirit by grooming, recognising and rewarding young, innovative and promising start-ups.
In its 8th edition this year, the Shell LiveWIRE Awards 2013 was launched in May 2013 and attracted some 30 entries. The ideas generated by finalists of the Shell LiveWIRE Awards 2013 reflect the dynamic trends and vibrant entrepreneurial environment in Singapore. From music and tech start-ups, to gamification, healthcare for children, healthy vegetarian fast food, and aerial photography, videography and mapping services, the ideas put forward reflect the creativity of our young entrepreneurs.
Also launched in May 2013 was the 2nd edition of the Shell LiveSPARK Awards, an award under the Shell LiveWIRE programme, which rewards and recognises students, in secondary and post-secondary education institutions, who have demonstrated passion and aptitude in entrepreneurship. The Shell LiveSPARK Awards 2013 attracted some 50 entries.
In conjunction with the Shell LiveWIRE and LiveSPARK Awards, workshops were organised for young entrepreneurs to pick up useful tips for managing their businesses and gain deeper understanding on how to advance their entrepreneurial endeavours from experts and past winners of the Shell LiveWIRE and LiveSPARK Awards. These have culminated in intense interest and competition amongst the Shell LiveWIRE and LiveSPARK finalists for better ideas in invigorating their businesses.