Accredify raises US$2M to combat the rising fake degree certificates issue in education sector

Accredify works with 900+ clients in Asia and Europe, and claims to have verified over 7 million documents so far. Singapore-based Accredify, a company that allows organisations to create and issue verifiable documents, today announced the closing of a US$2-million financing round led by VC firm Qualgro.

Robb Report’s 2021 list of Thought Leaders: Quah Zheng Wei

In Quah Zheng Wei’s wildest dreams, he would be an immortal. “I want to experience different eras and learn about things that I would otherwise not be able to learn in such a short lifespan,” he says.

Climate Changepreneurs Feature – Morgane Soret

“It’s only 1 plastic toothpaste tube…” said 8 billion people! On this episode, we chat with Morgane Soret who is the CEO & Co-Founder @ NOICEcare. NOICE develops effective, all-natural, sustainable oral care products that are good for your teeth & good for the planet, starting with zero-waste toothpaste delivered right to your doorstep.

Prestige’s 40 Under 40: Durwin Ho

While Durwin was an undergraduate at the National University of Singapore (NUS), he spent a year at Stanford University under the NUS Overseas College programme. It was during his work experience at Stanford that Durwin, who later earned an MBA at NUS, started his journey in tech and start-ups.

The Peak Power List 2021: Oh Chu Xian

A wide-eyed girl running around construction sites is quite unusual. But that was how Oh Chu Xian spent her weekends while bonding with her father and grandfather, who were busy with their construction business that supplied aggregates for roads and buildings. During their free time, her grandparents and she would go around feeding the stray […]

Augmentus raises seed funding to launch its no-code AI robotics programming platform

Augmentus, a Singapore-based no-code AI robotics programming platform, has raised an undisclosed amount of seed investment from Cocoon Capital. The funds will be used to support the launch of Augmentus’s platform and ramp up the hiring process across different roles including software development, business development, and partnerships.

In Conversation with Joyce Tan

“Success is personal and it looks different for everyone.” This perspective led Joyce TAY (Statistics 2010) to take the leap of faith from a corporate career to the unknowns of entrepreneurship. She co-founded StartupX, an innovation and venture enabler in 2018, and has not looked back since.

Temasek Review – Paying it Forward: Mentoring for Resilience

With innovative ideas that can create huge impact on communities, young people hold a wealth of potential. Thus, a nurturing environment and proper support for these young entrepreneurial talents could help their ideas take flight and enable them to reach greater heights. Read on to learn about what both mentors and mentees feel about mentoring, […]

Watch: Insect Feed Technologies Feature

Join the founders of Insect Feed Technologies in this Channel8 News feature as they dive into the process of black soldier fly farming. As part of their mission to feed the world’s population sustainably, Insect Feed Technologies replaces animal feed protein with insect protein, harnessed on a large scale using up-cycled food waste. We are […]

More university students in Singapore keen on start-ups

University students are taking a shine to start-ups, with more joining entrepreneurship and venture capital programmes. An Enterprise Singapore spokesman said that as at end June, over 680 people have taken part in its venture building programme which trains aspiring entrepreneurs with no business experience to launch their start-up.

Here’s how these youths try to make hard conversations about race easier

In a hackathon last year organised by StartupX and the Ministry of Culture, Community, and Youth (MCCY) called Mission:Unite, teams were tasked to explore solutions for how to connect people with diverse racial and religious backgrounds to encourage social cohesion. Youthopia spoke to two out of the ten finalist teams of the hackathon to find out […]

Singaporean initiative launches plastic management program for startups in SEA, South Asia

The Incubation Network, an impact-driven initiative based in Singapore, has teamed up with investment advisory firm Sagana for a program that aims to fast-track startups in South and Southeast Asia that apply a circular economy approach to plastic waste management.

EcoWorth Tech Feature

Carbon footprint is one of the biggest concerns when it comes to sustainability. However, understandably, not all businesses are able or capable in adequately reducing their carbon footprint (hence the popularity of carbon credits. In a TechNode Global Q&A with Francis Poon, Technical Sales Engineer at EcoWorth Tech Pte. Ltd., we learn how businesses and governments […]

Singapore startups need to identify real business issues

Early-stage founders in Singapore still are unable to identify real-world business problems their startups want to solve. This can hinder their ability to attract funds, especially in a region where investors typically are more cautious about digging into their pockets. Asked about common mistakes Singapore startups make, StartupX’s founder and CEO Durwin Ho noted that […]

Uncovering the NOC mafia, which is way bigger than you think

The National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Overseas Colleges program, NOC for short, has provided much support for many home-grown startup founders. Its role in Singapore’s startup ecosystem is crucial, especially with extensive global networks. Hear more from NOC alumni and their experiences in this @Techinasia article.