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。

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.

How I became a creative entrepreneur

Growing up, creative entrepreneurship was not something that was taught.

Lessons from a tattoo artist: What startups can do to be more creative

In 2017, when I was 19 and completing my studies at Temasek Polytechnic, I founded Out & Ink, a company that specialises in temporary jagua ink tattoos, drawn on the spot by our team of artists.

Creativity meets entrepreneurship

Creativity meets entrepreneurship: Why it is the next big thing Singapore needs to thrive

Innovation has always been seen as a key part of entrepreneurship. Learning from the past to make the future better. But we also often forget that innovation is, after all, derived from the spirit of creativity.

Lioness Literature: The Beginning of a Journey

Lioness Literature aims to bring writers and readers together in the online, not just offline space. We are an online platform where local writers can be paid to publish their work, and where readers can leave feedback on the pieces they read.

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.

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 […]

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.