A global entrepreneurs program focused on real-world entrepreneurship

A global program focused on real-world entrepreneurship

According to recent research, 9 out of 10 start-ups fail. This is an alarming statistic, especially when you consider that Governments around the world are actively promoting strong innovation agendas with a clear call to arms to create more innovative businesses and start-ups.

With such high failure rates, launching any kind of start-up and then building a sustainable business is not for the faint-hearted. Yet, around the globe, never has entrepreneurship been such a glamourous, promoted and popular career choice.

At a time of digital disruption and rising entrepreneurialism, traditional career pathways are changing at a rapid rate. In today’s gig economy, millennials and future generations will approach their working adult life differently. It is critical to equip today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders with the essential skills that they require to not only be able to start and run their own businesses, but to survive in the general business world.

Newcomers often get swept away in the glitz and glamour of it all, not fully comprehending the huge challenges they will face.

At Gemstar, through YoungGems® our vision is to unearth talent in Australia and Singapore to build exciting new businesses with global relevancy. Our Young Entrepreneurs Program will guide budding YoungGems® in a way that addresses the key reasons why most-start-ups fail. Rather than start with the technology and innovation in mind, we have designed our program to be marketing-led – an approach that is key to business success because it helps young talent understand the ‘why’ of doing business and the problem(s) they are trying to solve.

Through real-world experience and practical master classes, Gemstar guides young entrepreneurs through the business journey from marketing, brand-building and financial literacy, to supporting the commercialisation of their business idea across the region and all around the globe.

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Available masterclasses

The YoungGems® course content has been specifically designed to equip you with all the tools required to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur and business leader. For a full list of our Masterclasses, click below.

YoungGems® in action

Since the inception of the YoungGems® program in 2017, we have proudly watched and supported our alumni through the growth and success of their businesses. Their business developments and motivation inspired us to launch a Diploma of Entrepreneurship and Innovation through our education partner, Kaplan Singapore.


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