Entrepreneurship

Creative Nation to bring together more than 50 young social impact creators to champion a profitable future for businesses that brings positive societal impact

Creative Nation, a new social impact organisation, will officially be launched this coming Saturday (7 Dec) with the support of the National Youth Council of Singapore (NYC). This event will be Singapore’s first-ever youth-driven social impact convention. The Creative Nation launch, which will be held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Cassia Ballroom, Level 3, from 11am …

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SUTD student alleges copying of auto mailbox prototype by SingPost, laments “pathetic state of innovation” in S’pore

The act of copying students’ ideas “wholesale” on the part of “seemingly reputable companies” such as Singapore Post Ltd (SingPost) reflects “the pathetic state of innovation” in Singapore, said a student of Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). In a post on LinkedIn, Neo Tat Theng Jerry, who is currently pursuing an undergraduate Engineering degree specialising in Product Development …

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DBS Foundation Social Enterprise Grant 2019 opens for submissions

DBS Foundation, the first foundation in Singapore dedicated to championing social entrepreneurship, has launched its 2019 cycle of the DBS Foundation Social Enterprise (SE) Grant. Applications submitted by 31 July 2019 will be evaluated in this cycle (August to September 2019), and successful applicants can expect to receive between SGD 50,000 and SGD 250,000 grants in November 2019. Social entrepreneurs …

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Beyond ownership: This startup plans to change how we shop

by ValueChampion Sharent’s brand new app allows users to rent under used items from other users, which allows them to save money and reduce their overall consumption. After Eric Tan’s grandmother passed, he frequently walked past the never-used medical bed that his family had scraped together funds in order to purchase for her. When he looked at the bed, he thought …

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Students told by NTU to cease beer brewing activity

Three Nanyang Technological University (NTU) students, who were brewing beer at their residence hall, were told by the university to stop the activity after it found out about the matter. The university said that while it acknowledged the students’ enterprising spirit but said it was misplaced. According to Campus newspaper The Nanyang Chronicle on Monday (9 April), Mr Rahul Immandira, Mr Heetesh …

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Startup SG Founder: S$20m budget to support first-time entrepreneurs

To support first-time entrepreneurs who are just starting out, the Startup SG Founder scheme has prepared a budget of about $20 million. This was announced by Minister of State for Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon on Wednesday (22 Mar) at at the LaunchPad @ One-North Phase 2 Housewarming Party, an event marking the opening of the three new blocks. …

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How St. Patrick’s Day can help you drive sales to your business

By Dean Burgess Whether or not you have Irish heritage, St. Patrick’s Day can be very beneficial to your business if you play your cards right. Celebrating this holiday on March 17 is somewhat new to Singapore, but it has become a festive occasion during which businesses can see lucrative profits. With the right planning, marketing, and presentations of sales …

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The true cost of running a hawker stall in Singapore

By SingSaver.com.sg The young Singaporeans cooking up char siew at Roast Paradise reveal the financial and opportunity cost of running a hawker stall in Singapore. This article was first published at Dollars and Sense. Nestled right smack at the famous Old Airport Road hawker center, young Singaporeans Randall and Kai are not whom you would expect to see as hawkers serving up delicious …

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Our Tampines Hub Hawker Center, “Not-for-profit” basis scheme

By Rocky Recently, I called to enquire about the tendering of hawker stall of Our Tampines Hub that will be opened on November under the ‘new’ scheme. I am extremely disappointed to find out that it will be managed by Kopitiam ’non-profit’ basis. I was told that the stall will be mostly managed directly by Kopitiam and is not for tender. …

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Make extra money from the valuable items lying around at home

By SingSaver.com.sg It’s a long shot, but you can make extra money in Singapore if you manage to unearth these valuable items from your house. Many of us have heard the story about the family stumbling upon an original copy of Superman #1. Who doesn’t want to just bump into a million dollars lying at the bottom of a box? While …

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