I am still fairly new to Singapore having just passed my eleven-month anniversary since arriving from Washington, DC. I regularly advise students to build relationships in the industry where they want to work. Relationship building can happen in many ways and one way to learn more about an industry, give back to your professional community, and build strong bonds with like-minded individuals is to volunteer.
And just like that, P3 draws to an end, ushering the way to P4. P3 started with major changes in the student body: 17Ds were now gone, replaced by super enthusiastic 18Ds, and the 18J population churned as well - many having gone to Singapore and few coming this direction. People often ask me why I chose to stay in Fontainebleau for the whole program. My answer?
Israel is a remarkable, fascinating and controversial country, bursting with energy, innovation, attractions and interesting challenges. With (by far) the highest number of start-ups per capita of any country, and massive venture capital investments, Israel is one of the world's premier technology and entrepreneurship hubs and has been dubbed the “start-up nation”.
One of the first emails I received upon arriving on campus was for a weekend-long ‘start-up boot camp’. 7pm Friday night to 7pm Sunday night with strict instructions that there would be no free time for anything else over the 48 hours, but that you would walk away with the tools to equip you to begin the start-up journey as either an entrepreneur or an angel investor.