Mr Muhammad Ibnur Rashad Zainal Abidin started an innovation lab for social and environmental good with just $7,000 in seed funds, despite getting a job offer from Google in 2011.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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 […]
“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.
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, […]
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 […]
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.
The world has reached a tipping point in climate change and we are all painfully aware of it. The worldwide response to Covid-19 where governments, businesses, and individuals came together to rapidly develop innovative solutions and implement policies to tackle a heart-wrenching pandemic gives us hope in the power of human collaboration. Nothing, it seems, […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has badly impacted the job market in Singapore, with pay cuts, retrenchments, as well as salary and hiring freezes.