Posts Tagged: singapore government

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Singapore’s Accreditation@IDA: skip it if you’re a startup

While Accreditation@IDA is a Singapore government scheme that purports to help startups, it's not well-designed.

  • August 16, 2014
  • at 10:01 am
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Like lego blocks, Singapore government to double size of the Block 71 startup experiment

Block 71, a government experiment to bring the startup community under one roof, will double its capacity by the end of the year from its cu...

  • March 12, 2014
  • at 2:25 pm
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Singapore to give local companies even more money to adopt new tech

In Singapore’s Budget 2014 address, Finance minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam announced a new raft of measures and extensions of existin...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 6:09 pm
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Silicon Straits

Investor wants to bridge startup and government hollow chambers in Singapore

Shiwen is a part-time freelance writer, aspiring entrepreneur and overall generalist interested in exploring, researching and writing. James...

  • January 13, 2014
  • at 3:37 pm
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Singapore government to tax some bitcoin transactions

Singapore-registered companies who buy and sell bitcoins or exchange the digital currency for other goods and services must pay taxes for th...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 5:12 pm
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Condemn Anonymous, but thank them, too

As November 5 came and went, the online community was awash with a mixture of relief, ridicule, and even disappointment at how uneventful th...

  • November 8, 2013
  • at 6:45 pm
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19 Singapore government websites taken down simultaneously for “planned maintenance”

Update: Tech in Asia quoted an AsiaOne article stating that the Singapore Police Force was investigating the outage of government sites. Tha...

  • November 2, 2013
  • at 4:59 pm
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Live blog: One-on-one with Philip Lim, CEO of Exploit Technologies

Exploit Technologies is the commercialization arm of A*STAR, a research agency of the Singapore government. Philip Lim joined Exploit Techn...

  • March 2, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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Singapore’s YES! Startup seed fund no more, resurrects as ACE Startups

The YES! Startup scheme, a government seed fund that has been around since 2008, is no more. It is being replaced by ACE Startups, which w...

  • January 19, 2012
  • at 12:55 pm
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Singapore government to pump $48 million into six venture capital funds

The six selected venture capital funds are: Jungle Ventures, Golden Gate Ventures, Walden International, SBI Ven Capital, New Asia Investmen...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 6:54 pm
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Singapore government reveals latest measures to turn country into an innovator’s haven

Criticize the Singapore government all you want for its tightened labor policies, which has made it harder for startups to hire good foreign...

  • March 10, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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Singapore plans to introduce programming lessons in public schools to boost the economy

Update on January 15: Added a statement from IDA about its plans. The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), a government agency...

  • January 14, 2014
  • at 2:38 pm
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Silicon Straits

Silicon Straits founder wants to bridge startup and government hollow chambers

James Chan is the Singapore-based founder and CEO of Silicon Straits, a ‘tech venture foundry’ focused on Southeast Asia. James is also ...

  • January 13, 2014
  • at 3:32 pm
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Singapore government decides not to interfere with Bitcoin

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the country’s central bank, has decided not to intervene on whether businesses can accept B...

  • December 23, 2013
  • at 4:31 pm
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IDA blames outage of Singapore government websites on technical issues, denies hackers involved

Updated with statement from IDA issued on November 4. An incident report (embedded below) purportedly by the Infocomm Development Authority ...

  • November 4, 2013
  • at 1:47 pm
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In Singapore, ACE finalizing new measures to promote entrepreneurship in schools

The Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) is working with the Ministry of Education on a new program to develop entrepreneurs in schoo...

  • September 25, 2012
  • at 10:01 am
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Live blog: One-on-one with Michael Yap about S’pore as an Interactive Digital Media platform

VentureBeat founder and editor-in-chief Matt Marshall will be having a discussion with Michael Yap, Deputy CEO and Executive Director of Int...

  • March 1, 2012
  • at 11:24 am
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Are Entrepreneurs in Singapore Over-Reliant on Government Grants?

Singapore is an interesting place to start up a business. We have a lot of access to capital, both from the private and public sectors. Some...

  • December 21, 2011
  • at 9:08 pm
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