3 SUTD Teams Made it To 2019 China-ASEAN Smart City Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition Finals

The 2019 China-ASEAN Smart City Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition semi-finals concluded on 27 August 2019 in Singapore, where three SUTD teams made it to the finals in the Open Category.

ESG calls for more open innovation on sustainability

SUSTAINABILITY need not be at odds with profitability, and it can be a good catalyst for new ideas and business opportunities, a senior official from Enterprise Singapore (ESG) has suggested.

HyperHack, world’s first sustainability hackcelerator, to launch in Singapore

Participants will stand a chance of winning cash and sponsored prizes worth up to US$114K and an invite for a fast-track entry into the HyperSpark pre-accelerator programme

Creating personalised ads in real-time

“Tech start-up Lumin(ai)re is shaking up the world of online advertisements with its artificial intelligence solution.

Kopi dates hit a sweet spot with hundreds signing up

More than 600 individuals – mostly young adults in their 20s and 30s – have signed up for “blind dates” arranged by Kopi Date.

How Singapore is bringing sustainable ideas to life

Building on the city’s sustainability push, Temasek and StartupX have jointly launched HyperX, a 12-month impact-driven hackcelerator programme (hackathon + pre-accelerator + accelerator) that aims to bring sustainable ideas to life.

StartupX launches HyperX, the world’s first sustainability hackcelerator

Today, the world faces tremendous uncertainty and volatility on various fronts. It is easy to lose sight of key sustainability issues in the face of growing economic pressure.

StartupX Launches World’s First Sustainability Hackcelerator

StartupX is calling on change-makers to tackle the biggest challenges the world faces with the launch of its new global innovation programme today.

Castle On A Cloud: Eugene Soh

eet Eugene Soh, 32, founder of Mind Palace, a social enterprise that uses virtual reality (VR) technology to immerse persons with dementia in familiar locations or experiences, thereby keeping their minds active and slowing the effects of dementia. To date, Mind Palace’s VR headsets have been piloted at several nursing homes across Singapore, and plans are […]

Digital banks are coming to Southeast Asia

This entry is part of KrASIA’s collaboration with The Frontier of Fintech roadshow, hosted by InvestHK, FinTechHK, KrAsia and powered by StartupX.

HR management platform StaffAny gets US$722K seed funding, focussing on growth

StaffAny has previously received grant funding totalling S$75,000 (US$54,000) from organisations including the NUS, Enterprise SG, and StartupX, a pre-accelerator programme in partnership with Temasek.

HR start-up StaffAny founded by NUS grads raises $1m in seed funding

Home-grown human resource (HR) start-up StaffAny has raised a $1 million seed round led by technology investment company FreakOut Holdings and angel investors.

Meet the Singapore tech artist who was invited to be one of the world’s first Instagram custom filter creators

Eugene Soh, a full-time tech artist for about seven years now, is the founder of creative tech company Dude Studios and social enterprise Mind Palace. The Pikachu-inspired filter on the left is one of his many creations.

Pushing The Boundaries – An Interview with Vera Sun of KpopKart

Based on a census run by the Korean Foundation in 2016/17, there are 90 million registered k-pop fans across the world who are dedicated and ready to spend.