100 Social Enterprises to watch in Asia 2018

Announcement of shortlisted teams in the 2018 DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia

From using AI and big data to monitor tree replanting efforts, to low-cost technology that can build a house in just three hours, check out the top 100 social ventures from the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia 2018.

The social enterprises featured in this listing are shortlisted participants the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia (SVC Asia) – An Asia-wide competition for social enterprises, organised by NUS Enterprise and DBS Foundation. The challenge identifies and supports new social ventures that have the potential to generate positive, scalable and sustainable social impact.

From 870 entries submitted this year from 42 countries, 100 social enterprises have been selected to proceed to the next round of judging, bringing them closer to being one of the top awardees in the region.

If your team has been shortlisted, we will be in touch with you via e-mail with more instructions.

Thank you to all our 170+ round one judges who have been instrumental in facilitating this process.

These lists have been prepared and presented in good faith and is based on the information provided by the various enterprises in their submission to SVC Asia. We do not take the responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of this content and this lies solely with the content providers/social enterprises.

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Top 100 Social Enterprises (sorted by sector)
Top 100 Social Enterprises (sorted by place of residence)