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. The DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia will give you 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.

Download the 2017 report here

Stay tuned for the details of the 2018 Challenge, coming soon!

DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia 2017 Winners
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 (2018)

Application Period

2 April – 6 May 2018

Announcement of Shortlisted Teams

17 June 2018

Announcement of Finalist Teams

20 August 2018

Finale Week in Singapore

15 – 18 October 2018

Watch the 2017 Finale recap video!

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