Work Study Post-Diploma: Startup Talent Factory (Certificate in Entrepreneurship)

Offered by The Sandbox

Work-Study Programme / 9 - 12 months

Note: This course is currently under review and there is no confirmed date for the next intake.
Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

If you’ve always wanted to experience what it’s like working at a startup while honing your skills, Startup Talent Factory is for you. Why not take a gap year after your final semester to work in a startup?

With planned onboarding, on-the-job project work and skills sprints, you can look forward to various learning tracks to choose from and specialize in a skill to prepare you for your job and get right down to work. At the end of this flexible 9 to 12 months programme, you will be awarded a Certificate in Entrepreneurship.

Programme highlights:

Startup Talent Factory gives you a flexible 9 to 12 months exposure working in a startup.

  • Experience Start-up life (stint in a Start-up)
  • Recommended $2,500 Starting Salary
  • Training to support your career development

Participating companies: Startups and young SMEs

Learning Outcomes

Secure Your Future

  • Employed by Startups as an associate to work in various business units
  • Earn a competitive starting salary
  • Enjoy full company sponsorship of course fees
  • Flexible course duration of 9 to 12 months

Strengthen Your Skills

  • Deepen professional knowledge & skills through on-boarding modules and skills sprints
  • Receive workplace guidance and support from a company mentor
  • Attain industry-recognised certification through facilitated learning

Enhance Your Worth

  • Acquire relevant work experience & skills in the Startup ecosystem
  • Cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit to gain a career advantage


Next intake: TBC

Application: TBC

2 intakes per year ( 1 May and 1 Nov)

Time: Classes are held during the day at Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Lesson Plan

Certificate in Entrepreneurship
This Work-Study Post-Diploma (WSP) is designed to give fresh Polytechnic graduates a career head-start in Entrepreneurship. This flexible 9 to 12 month work-study programme consists of a Certificate in Entrepreneurship, including employment in a Startup company.
Startup Finance & Operations
30 hours
Startup Product Development
30 Hours
30 Hours
Digital Marketing*
90 Hours


1 Certificate in Entrepreneurship
4 Modules

Participants will need to select one elective*:

Skills Sprints (Electives)*:

Business Development
Digital Marketing
User Experience Design

Entry Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the course:

(a) Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents
(b) Graduates of a full-time Diploma from any of the following Polytechnics within 3 years of graduation (or ORD for those who serve NS after graduation):
Nanyang Polytechnic
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Republic Polytechnic
Singapore Polytechnic
Temasek Polytechnic

Course Fees

As this is a company sponsored program, the course fees will be borne by the employer

Applicants / Eligibility Fees