Ottodot is encouraging active and immersive learning amid a changing education landscape

Children today are exposed to all kinds of stimuli. Today’s young generation are digital natives, meaning they never encountered a world without the internet, without computers, and without smartphones. Information is accessible at the tap of a screen. While this means unbridled access to information, the focus on efficiency requires something to keep learners curious. […]

Oh Chu Xian: Covid-19 Has Worsened The Single-Use Plastic Waste Problem

Listed among this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia, Oh Chu Xian started Magorium to recycle plastic waste, which is then added to bitumen to subsequently produce asphalt for road construction. Called NewBitumen, this innovation isn’t just kinder to our environment but also produces road surfaces that last longer. Oh, a business management graduate from […]

More consumers are choosing to support businesses with sustainable missions

Samuel Rhee is the Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Endowus. Rhee was a mentor at Startup Weekend Singapore 2021: Seeds of Tomorrow. Held on April 23rd to 25th, the event was joined by innovators from over 21 cities from around the globe to drive awareness and innovation in sustainability. Seeds of Tomorrow resulted in around 30 ideas, with […]

The future of the world is predicated on humanity solving three challenges: food, energy, and waste

Architect Tan Szue Hann, Chairman, Sustainability, Singapore Institute of Architects was a mentor at Startup Weekend Singapore 2021: Seeds of Tomorrow. The event was joined by innovators from over 21 cities from around the globe to drive awareness and innovation in sustainability. Startup Weekend resulted in around 30 ideas, with a common goal of tackling challenges arising […]

We need contextualized solutions to address sustainability challenges across Southeast Asia [Q&A with Durwin Ho for Startup Weekend Singapore 2021]

Durwin Ho is the Chief Executive Officer of StartupX and Director of Startup Weekend Singapore 2021. Startup Weekend Singapore recently hosted Seeds of Tomorrow, a sustainability-focused hackathon that was held from April 23rd to 25th. Seeds of Tomorrow resulted in around 30 ideas, with a common goal of tackling challenges arising from the climate crisis. TechNode Global caught up […]

Replication of small-scale successes is often the most secure way to grow [Q&A with Yann LeMoël for Startup Weekend Singapore 2021]

Startup Weekend Singapore 2021: Seeds of Tomorrow was held from April 23rd to 25th in Singapore, with a focus on sustainability. Yann LeMoël, an angel investor and the Founder of Living Labs Federation, was a mentor at the event, which was joined by innovators from over 21 cities from around the globe to drive awareness and innovation […]

Outside App

Childhood friends turned startup dream team, Outside is connecting businesses and individuals by providing a secure one-stop platform for both finding paid opportunities and obtaining labour for services.      

Insect Feed Technologies

As part of its operations, Insect Feed Technologies feeds waste to bugs to create an alternative source of animal feed. But make no mistake – the startup’s focus is not sustainability-focused waste management. As a serious food/agri-tech company, the ambition and innovation of its team ensure that it is poised to make animal nutrition greener, […]

S’porean startup helps home/building owners get an instant quote for rooftop solar panel systems

Home owners and building owners can now get an instant estimate for the cost of rooftop solar panel systems with the click of a few buttons.      

Want To Be Your Own Boss? Here Are 8 Booming Business Ideas In S’pore To Execute In 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has badly impacted the job market in Singapore, with pay cuts, retrenchments, as well as salary and hiring freezes.  

Singapore start-ups find solutions to give waste a new lease of life

Road construction material, beer and energy – these are some things that start-ups in Singapore are looking to produce as they reuse or recycle waste.          

Why Corporate-Startup Relationships in Southeast Asia Are Different

Joyce Tay, Chief Strategy Officer of StartupX, tells Yaniv Corem at the The School of Innovation why Southeast Asia needs to look at corporate innovation with a different lens, and the biggest misunderstanding people have about corporate-startup relationships.    

WASTE 20/20 winner Magorium shares how it intends to save SEA with its plastic recycling solution

Soon after being announced as the winner of Singapore’s waste-tech startup competition WASTE 20/20, organised by StartupX in partnership with Enterprise Singapore and The Incubation Network, e27 decided to interview Magorium co-founder Chu Xian to find out more about its vision.    

This Singapore start-up hopes to make roads with plastic waste

Magorium, founded in mid-2019, breaks down shopping bags, bottles and other plastic trash into a material that can partially replace the tar-like, oil-based bitumen in the mixture used to build regular roads.  

Health-tech start-up SenzeHub uses wearables to monitor patients’ condition

Health-tech start-up SenzeHub develops wearables that monitor patients’ vital signs such as heart rate and temperature. These devices help flag any deterioration in the user’s condition and provide an early alert for emergencies.