Do you run a sustainable social venture, or have an innovative idea that can improve the world around you?

Here is that chance for you to shine. Apply to the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia, and get the boost you need to develop your idea or enterprise to its full potential.

The DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia aims to identify passionate aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs, who have innovative business solutions to solve social issues and create positive and sustainable social impact in Asia. This year, up to 2 teams from the Idea category and up to 6 teams from the Enterprise category will be awarded with prize money, in total worth over SGD150,000. Both DBS Foundation and NUS Enterprise will provide 6 months of post-competition support for the finalist teams, such as matching you with meaningful mentors, as well as relevant incubation support with us or our country partners.

The Challenge is now open for online submission of application from 17 April to 14 May 2017!

Finalist teams at the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Awards Ceremony

About the Challenge

The DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia is an Asia-wide competition for social entrepreneurs, open to any member of the public. Organised by NUS Enterprise and DBS Foundation, the Challenge aims to identify and support innovative ideas and social ventures that have the potential to generate positive, scalable and sustainable social impact. We aim to raise awareness of social entrepreneurship and catalyse a robust community of social entrepreneurs and capacity builders across Asia. We also provide multi-dimensional support for budding social entrepreneurs, and build capacity through public education in social entrepreneurship.

Key Dates

Application Opens

17 Apr 2017

Submission Deadline

14 May 2017

Announcement of top teams

14 Aug 2017

Finale Week in Singapore

2 – 4 Oct 2017

Watch the 2016 Awards Ceremony recap!

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