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Carousell launches new scheme to nurture young entrepreneurs

As it celebrates a decade of supporting entrepreneurs, Carousell announced today (September 1) the launch of #StartonCarousell.

Launched in August, #StartonCarousell aims to nurture a new generation of entrepreneurs, and is Carousell’s first regional program that aims to help young entrepreneurs — under 25 years old — bring their business to life.

Inspired by the real stories from Carousellers and their aspiration for financial freedom, this program aims to provide the tools, hands-on experience, and guidance they need to get started.

This includes training by the Carousell team on how to use seller tools to amplify their business, and an exclusive panel discussion and coffee chats with established mentors such as Carousell’s co-founder and CEO Quek Siu Rui; Love, Bonito’s co-founder Rachel Lim, Kumu’s Chief Product Officer Crystal Widjaja; and ShopBack’s co-founder Joel Leong.

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The programme also offers other benefits to help participants kickstart their own Carousell shop, such as S$135 worth of seller tools with onboarding to amplify their business, a free product photoshoot for the top 10 business proposals, and capital funding of S$1,550 for the top three winners.

“We can’t wait to see how this takes off, to meet with buzzing aspiring entrepreneurs across the region and to exchange ideas with them through our mentorship sessions,” said Quek.

He also shares how Carousell’s meaningful journey for the past decade. They have had the privilege of serving tens of millions of users across the region, with Carousell shaping the way people come together to buy and sell, and connect with one another.

“We’ve seen how our platform enables users to realise their own passions and aspirations, and this has been an extremely fulfilling validation of our mission, to inspire the world to start selling and buying,” he adds.

Interested applicants can sign up for the open call for #StartonCarousell by September 7 here. 

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