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Singapore not an ideal test-bed for global innovation

Seasoned entrepreneurs urge local enterprises to go global at the get-go

Tan Min-Liang, chief executive officer of Razer, a San Francisco-based gaming hardware company, said: "While it might seem like common wisdom to first test (an idea) in Singapore, and then take it regionally and to the world, with all due respect to the government, I think it doesn't make sense in today's world."


DESPITE a commonly held view that Singapore could aspire to be a test-bed for global innovation, some veteran entrepreneurs say local companies would do better to focus instead on global markets, or internationalisation, from the get-go.

Tan Min-Liang, chief executive...

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