Spirit of Enterprise

About Us

The Spirit of Enterprise promotes and advances entrepreneurial spirit in Singapore by honouring local self-reliant entrepreneurs operating small and medium-sized businesses. We also serve to inspire Singaporeans, especially the young, to become entrepreneurs by facilitating interaction, communication and knowledge dissemination between students, the entrepreneurs and the general public.


There is a sustained, ongoing, persistent effort to honour and inspire. Our main event is the SPIRIT OF ENTERPRISE AWARDS and in addition to the Award Ceremony there are other programmes: • Student-Entrepreneur Program - Funds are given to Primary School students to start a business. • Book - Each year we distribute a book with practical stories and guidance on entrepreneurship based on the interviews conducted with our award nominees to our local schools. The book is also available in leading bookstores and libraries. • SOE Mentorship Programme - SOE provide mentorship assistance and guidance to student . • SOE International - established in Singapore in 2003, Mauritius in 2005, Vietnam in 2007 and China in 2008. The United States was established in 2006 as a funding entity for all Spirit of Enterprise entities. SOE is exploring possible new entities in Malaysia and Thailand. If you would like to establish SOE in your own country contact Kelly Teoh - email: kelly@soe.org.sg We will help you and have all the forms and timetables already available for getting you started. • TV and Radio Programmes - SOE and ACE have jointly collaborated with Mediacorp and Right Angle to produce an 8-part Start-Up Challenge TV Series aired on Channel 5 in May & June 2005. • SOE Alumni - Launch in 22 August 2007 - It provides a forum to allow SOE Alumni to create business opportunities within the group and to keep in close contact with past winners. The Alumni is also presented with volunteering opportunities to participate in Spirit of Enterprise programs