Suntec Lays Off Half Its Workforce – How Long Can The Industry Cope With No Events In S’pore?

Nearly half the workforce of Suntec International Convention and Exhibition Centre (SICEC) will be retrenched. Suntec Singapore jointly announced the news with the Building Construction And Timber Industries Employees’ Union (BATU) yesterday (28 August).

Coronavirus: Tracking workers’ health with mobile apps, wearable devices

Massive effort to ensure safety made possible with use of mobile apps, wearable devices.

To cut down the cost of building robotic systems, Augmentus enables people to create one using an iPad

Founded by student entrepreneurs at NUS, this startup aims to create the “Canva for robotic systems”.

Digitalising Hackathons: How The “Hack” They’re Going Online, And What To Expect

Hackathons seem to have disappeared from Singapore’s start-up scene since the outbreak of Covid-19 earlier this year.

Outside: A Singapore tech startup that is connecting people during times of limited interaction

From helping a taxi uncle with his taxes to delivering cupcakes for home bakers, Outside is an app that can do all of that.

10 useful inventions by Singapore firms during Covid-19

The Business Times looks at 10 inventions that were born from the pandemic.

More than S$55 million set aside to help agriculture and aquaculture firms innovate

Created by Augmentus, an industrial automation company, this machine pollinates flowers and harvests strawberries.

Reebelo, a Singapore-based site for refurbished electronics, raises $1.25 million seed round

The new funding will be used for hiring, especially marketing and operations positions for customer service as the company scales. Reebelo currently operates in Singapore, but plans to expand across the Asia-Pacific region over the next two to three years.

StaffAny launches app to help SMEs manage reopening measures

As companies resume limited operations in Singapore’s phased lifting of the circuit breaker, careful tracking of their staff’s attendance, temperatures and health declarations will be a top priority for employers, to ensure they will be allowed to stay open.

狮城有约 | 疫情专题:国人守望相助 重燃甘榜情

冠病疫情肆虐,却重燃国人的甘榜情怀。不少民众在这期间积极做义工,参与邻里互助计划。他们不但义务为年长者、残障人士和其他有需要人士买菜买食物,还会陪对方聊天,成为他们心灵上的伙伴。

Temasek’s global hackcelerator, HyperSpark, showcases 10 sustainable solutions for Virtual Demo Day on 6th May

Amidst the COVID19 pandemic, HyperSpark’s Demo Day cruises ahead on Wednesday 6 May, with 10 startups sharing real stories about their challenges and commitment to tackling global sustainability issues.

10 sustainability-focussed startups to present in HyperSpark’s virtual Demo Day

The cohort will feature a company working on zero-waste organic toothpaste, a tech-enabled hiring platform for migrant workers, and a social learning platform for kids. HyperSpark, an early-stage, sustainability-focussed startup programme in Asia, will hold its Demo Day on Wednesday (May 6). The virtual Demo Day will feature 10 companies in the first cohort of […]

Innovation in Ideas

NSman Magazine interviews StartupX CEO, Durwin Ho on bringing together people with the right ideas to meet the challenges of sustainability

The Power of Ideation

Startup innovator Durwin Ho talks about bringing together people with the right ideas to meet the challenges of sustainability.

Forget Swiping, This S’pore Startup Revives Old School Dating With Conversations Over Coffee

For 26-year-old Lee Jing Lin, her answer to this dating app fatigue is a new service called Kopi Date, which aims to strip away the walls of technology and take us back to good-old getting to know each other over coffee.