Robert Yap of YCH believes entrepreneurs should not just charge ahead but are obligated to help their employees grow as well

SINGAPORE (Oct 29): As in previous years, this year’s crop of five candidates vying for the overall EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) award will be judged on a list of criteria. They must be willing to take risks to grow, they are not content with the status quo, they have to be aware of global trends, they are progressive and can anticipate what kind of market opportunities are out there.

“We like people who try to anticipate what’s going to happen and create and seize opportunities in the market. That’s being entrepreneurial, and that’s what we look for, regardless of whether they are in new or traditional industries,” says Robert Yap, chairman of the judging panel, in an interview with The Edge Singapore.

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