A retail power session

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Published on 30 Apr 2024
Omni Channel Retail Centre (OCRC) launches Market+ to support budding student and alumni entrepreneurs

In a significant leap towards fostering a culture of entrepreneurship within Nanyang Polytechnic's (NYP) academic community, the School of Business Management (SBM)'s Omni Channel Retail Centre (OCRC) has unveiled its latest initiative, Market+. Launched on July 30, 2019, this online marketplace is designed and managed by the OCRC E-Commerce Specialist Team, aiming to provide a dynamic platform for NYP students and alumni to kickstart and market their entrepreneurial ventures.

Market+: a platform for entrepreneurial growth

Market+ serves as more than just an online marketplace; it's a testament to NYP's commitment to nurturing the spirit of innovation and enterprise. The platform empowers students and alumni to showcase and sell their products and services, bridging the gap between academic learning and real-world business experiences.

The launch of Market+ was celebrated through a roadshow held on July 30 and 31, 2019, where over 50 sellers enthusiastically presented their diverse array of products. The roadshow not only marked the official introduction of Market+ but also served as a vibrant marketplace for the NYP community to explore and engage with the entrepreneurial endeavors of their peers.

Ongoing commitment to improvement

The success of Market+ in its initial phase is just the beginning. The OCRC E-Commerce Specialist Team is committed to continuous improvement, aiming to enhance the platform further. By actively seeking feedback from users and sellers, the team is determined to fine-tune Market+ to better support the innovation and enterprise spirit within NYP.

Looking ahead: a future for innovation and entrepreneurship

As Market+ gains momentum, it is set to become a cornerstone in the journey of NYP's aspiring student and alumni entrepreneurs. The platform not only provides a marketplace for transactions but also offers a supportive ecosystem that includes mentorship, resources, and networking opportunities. This comprehensive approach ensures that Market+ is not merely a retail space but a dynamic hub for entrepreneurial growth.

The School of Business Management's Omni Channel Retail Centre, through Market+, has set the stage for a vibrant entrepreneurial future at NYP. As the platform continues to evolve, it will play a pivotal role in shaping the next generation of business leaders, instilling in them the skills and mindset needed to navigate the complexities of the modern business landscape. With Market+, NYP reaffirms its commitment to innovation, entrepreneurship, and the holistic development of its students and alumni.