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Kaplan is collaborating exclusively with The Working Capitol on an internship programme for local Kaplan students, with a difference. Companies who provide internship exposure for Kaplan students can pitch their business ideas to Kaplan and its Industry Advisory Boards with the top two pitches winning prize-money of S$40,000 and S$20,000 respectively. The Kaplan Kickstart Challenge Finale will take place on Friday, 27 Sept 2019.


The inaugural 2019 Kaplan Kickstart Challenge is only open to the community of companies who call The Working Capitol home, who take in Kaplan students for an internship opportunity for 3 months – from 8 July 2019 to 27 Sept 2019. Each participating company can pitch one business idea at the Kaplan Kickstart Challenge Finale.


To support the learning journey of these interns and equip them to become work-ready, Kaplan’s request is for the interns – apart from assisting with the day-to-day – to be provided with the opportunity to contribute to the ideation, development, implementation of the business idea, and participate actively in the presentation of the business idea at the Kaplan Kickstart Challenge Finale.


As most of these interns are still pursuing their higher education with Kaplan during the internship period, the internship arrangement will be on a part-time and paid basis. Depending on their schedule, interns will agree on their availability (i.e. number of hours, and days available) and enter into a contractual agreement with participating companies. A fixed hourly rate will be agreed between Kaplan and The Working Capitol.



Prize money will be awarded based on the strength and viability of ideas presented during the Kaplan Kickstart Challenge Finale. We recognise that plans and priorities may change, and therefore, remain flexible on how the prize money will be eventually utilised by the winning companies.


To raise awareness of the Kaplan Kickstart Challenge, there will be occasions where filming may take place on The Working Capitol premises or the offices of the participating companies. Kaplan will endeavour to provide advance notice to participating companies on filming activities.


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