Posts Categorized: Social Entrepreneurship


This startup wants to make Singapore’s rigid, expensive education system accessible and free to everyone

This startup wants to make Singapore’s rigid, expensive education system accessible and free to everyone

Edusnap wants to make the simple act of asking questions free of charge for all students.

  • June 4, 2014
  • at 10:25 am
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The Arthur Guinness Fund in Singapore

The Arthur Guinness Fund was recently launched in Singapore with a focus on empowering marginalised women to lead better lives.

  • November 27, 2012
  • at 8:43 pm
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Newton Circus’ Silverline could reduce digital divide and pollution with senior-friendly iPhones

Silverline, a new venture by Singapore-based sustainable business incubator Newton Circus, has partnered with SingTel on an initiative to pu...

  • October 15, 2012
  • at 9:08 am
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In Cambodia, Project Alba helps farmers increase income, protect against seed raiders

In parts of rural Cambodia, farmers' primary source of income comes from harvesting rice -- once a year. This is a poor outcome compared to ...

  • September 12, 2012
  • at 10:54 am
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SEED Conf 2012, “A Youth Perspective- Social Entrepreneurship in Singapore”

Interested in setting up your own social enterprise? Or just keen to find out what exactly social entrepreneurship is? This is chance to fin...

  • July 11, 2012
  • at 1:58 pm
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Project Inspire: A competition to impact women positively through entrepreneurship

Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World is a joint initiative by the Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard to help young ch...

  • May 31, 2012
  • at 12:00 pm
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Want to change the world? Check out Hub Singapore, the city’s newest co-working space

Singapore is fast becoming a hub for co-working spaces, judging by how they pop up like mushrooms in the city. Now, there’s a new flav...

  • May 10, 2012
  • at 12:04 am
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Impact Ventures Accelerator Program, for social enterprises, launches in Southeast Asia

The Impact Ventures Accelerator Program (IVAP), which provides 8 to 24 months, of business consulting and financial support to social enterp...

  • February 24, 2012
  • at 12:18 pm
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Social Enterprise 101: Five lessons from an experienced social entrepreneur

Shokay co-founder Carol Chyau, who was recently in town the past November for TEDxKRP, shares her experience building a social business.

  • January 1, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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Base of Pyramid: The brave new marketplace of 4 billion customers, entrepreneurs and workers

According to the UNDP, the Base of Pyramid is worth USD5 trillion a year. Even though the marketplace is attractive, is it still an under-ex...

  • March 7, 2013
  • at 12:54 pm
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DBS Bank gives $278,000 in project grants to 4 social enterprises in Singapore

The money is part of SGD 1 million (USD 818,000) that will be doled out by DBS to worthy projects.

  • October 17, 2012
  • at 10:56 am
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Myths about social enterprises

There is still not a shared consensus on what social enterprises are.

  • September 24, 2012
  • at 3:41 pm
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SAP and Ashoka Changemakers to hold live Twitter discussion on #SocEntChat

SAP and Ashoka Changemakers recently launched a global online competition titled The Power of Small: Entrepreneurs Strengthening Local E...

  • July 17, 2012
  • at 9:30 am
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Inaugural Social Venture Pitching Day by NUS Enterprise and BANSEA

Looking for social enterprises to invest in? Keen to find out more about how the philanthropy of these enterprises create social impact in a...

  • July 5, 2012
  • at 12:51 pm
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Impact Forum 2012: Igniting Capital Markets for Social Good

The Impact Forum 2012: Igniting Capital Markets for Social Good is a global conference focusing on examining the latest developments in the ...

  • May 25, 2012
  • at 4:35 pm
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Two Southeast Asian startups aim to make bamboo bicycles trendy

Even though demand is picking up in the Western world, riding a bamboo bike is virtually unheard of in Asia. As much as bamboo is commonly a...

  • March 28, 2012
  • at 4:58 pm
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By training an African Lance Armstrong, this Singaporean could change pro cycling

Nicholas Leong's dream is truly one-of-a-kind. Some people thought he was nuts.

  • February 17, 2012
  • at 12:10 pm
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Social enterprise Post Museum is now history

Post Museum, a social enterprise in Singapore that provides a platform for community causes and the arts, has closed shop on August 7, after...

  • August 12, 2011
  • at 7:22 pm
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