Over 222 alumni, industry partners, students and staff attended the first SMU Industry Night for the year on 5th April 2017. Held at a new venue - Smoke & Mirrors, sixth floor at the National Gallery Singapore, this Industry Night was organised for alumni entrepreneurs in partnership with the SMU Entrepreneurs Alumni Group, SMUpreneurs.
Alumni entrepreneurs enjoyed the splendid views of the Padang and Marina Bay whilst networking with fellow entrepreneurs and venture capitalists such as Monk's Hill, Jungle Ventures, IMJ Partners, Seedplus, Vertex, etc. The event also marked the first anniversary of SMUpreneurs – a community by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs at SMU. To celebrate the occasion, the Office of Alumni Relations (OAR) launched the SMU Alumni Privilege Programme, offering exclusive privileges and discounts at over 40 participating merchants, 25 being alumni-owned businesses.
OAR also soft launched the SMU Mobile Alumni App, officiated by Mr Lau Kai Cheong, CIO and VP of Integrated Information Technology Services; Associate Professor Low Aik Meng, Director of OAR and Mr Ivan Chang, President of SMUpreneurs. With the App, alumni can access their own personalised virtual Alumni Card - fostering the alumni identity of SMU graduates. Alumni can present the virtual card to enjoy exclusive discounts under the Alumni Privilege Programme and for easy registration at events onsite. Other features in the app include updating of alumni profiles, viewing upcoming events, accessing the network of alumni businesses and alumni directory and, searching for career opportunities on the alumni job board.
Over 50 alumni were amongst the first to download the SMU Mobile app at the Industry Night. 12 lucky winners walked home with 2D1N stays at various hotels generously sponsored by Far East Hospitality and presented by Head of Sales of Far East Hospitality Ms May Lee. As part of the app’s soft launch special, the alumni bistro B3 also sponsored e-vouchers to alumni who downloaded and logged into the app that evening.
All alumni can download the app - SMU Mobile at the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
View more photos from the event.
About SMU Industry Night
The SMU Industry Night provide a platform to promote professional networking amongst alumni and for alumni to expand their professional network of contacts. Each event is focused on a specific industry and held at a conducive venue in the Central Business District. Alumni also get to meet industry professionals and gain access to career opportunities.
Last updated on 12 Apr 2017 .