Tackling COVID-19 From Home

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Start your first job at a startup, not a corporate.

Working for a newly minted company can be very different from working for an established, well-known organization. It’s true that joining a startup can be a fun, smart, and even life-changing experience. While not all startups have the presence and ambience (or the budgets) of sexy industry giants (Google and the likes), and not all […]

Why the Avengers would make a bad startup team.

Remember the Avengers? A set of Earth’s mightiest heroes coming together to save the world. Ring a bell? Just like a startup, that is most usually a few talented, driven people coming together to do something about a problem they have perceived. Although the Avengers franchise has a happy ending, the way they get there […]

Stop glamorising startups with fancy labels – Let’s focus on real metrics 

Throughout the years, we’ve seen and heard startups being labelled with terms that often come from the animal kingdom (one might be a mythical creature). Labels like unicorns and camels seem to have shot up and gained interest over the years. We all love our labels— they sound good, make for a great short-cut to convey […]

Get your company to innovate like Canva.

Innovation is the process of coming up with ideas that creates value for your customers. As the world becomes increasingly competitive, corporate innovation is crucial not only for a company to grow, but also to sustain itself as it allows companies to adopt new technologies, and keep up with the changes in the market.  So […]

The death of corporate accelerators, here’s why.

There’s no doubt that the world is changing rapidly; faster than any era before this.  A decade ago, it was unimaginable to own refrigerators that would be able to inform us when we are running low on groceries, yet now we are in the era of the ‘Internet of Things’. Every second we see 127 […]

The era of virtual accelerators. Are you prepared for it?

COVID-19 has affected all aspects of society.  With respect to the dimensions of development, what we are experiencing is a paradigm shift in the evolution of humanity. The core aspects of our identities, as well as how we work, learn and engage with society is advancing.  According to MaGIC’s recent survey: less than 3% of […]

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.

Startup Weekend Singapore: 750 global participants from 43 countries and a united spirit to tackle COVID-19 from home

Over 54 hours between 24 to 26 April, more than 750 participants came together virtually to pitch their ideas, form teams, develop their prototypes, and receive guidance from startup mentors. All this without anyone leaving their homes, as participants, mentors, judges, and even the organisers powered through the entire event and connected with one another […]

Startups Talk About the HyperSpark Pre-accelerator Programme (Part 2)

When you think of a pre-accelerator programme, you are likely to picture stressful, fast-paced situations where startups are tirelessly working to perfect their business models and pitch deck, going through the highs, lows and everything in between. And you’re not wrong.

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 […]

Startups Talk About the HyperSpark Pre-accelerator Programme

What do we have in common with startups? A burning spirit of venture and innovation. Through HyperX, a sustainability-focused hackcelerator we launched in partnership with StartupX, we propel innovative solutions that can help shape a better, smarter and more sustainable world. On a Monday morning in late February this year, over 20 early-stage startups found […]