The COVID-19 pandemic has badly impacted the job market in Singapore, with pay cuts, retrenchments, as well as salary and hiring freezes.
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.
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.
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 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.
Like many Singaporean millennials, Lee Jing Lin once thought online dating would be the solution to finding love in this digital age.
Created by Augmentus, an industrial automation company, this machine pollinates flowers and harvests strawberries.
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.
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.
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.
Growing up, creative entrepreneurship was not something that was taught.
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.
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 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.