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Winners of the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia 2017

Singapore, 4 October 2017 – Eight teams took home a total of S$180,000 in cash prizes from the 2017 DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia (SVC Asia) - the highest amount ever presented within the competition’s four-year history. SVC Asia is an Asia-wide competition for social enterprises. It identifies and supports innovative…
October 6, 2017
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Finalists of DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia 2017

FINALISTS ANNOUNCEMENT They're passionate, innovative, and creating a better future for Asia. DBS Foundation and NUS Enterprise are thrilled to announce the 25 finalists of the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia 2017. The 25 finalists -- 10 from the Idea Category and 15 from the Enterprise Category -- hail from 10 diverse…
August 14, 2017
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Up close with Biplab Paul, Director of Naireeta Services

Biplab Paul (3rd from left) with villagers This article is contributed by our sector champion, Syngenta We first met Biplab Paul and his team last year at the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia. They clinched the Syngenta Agriculture Social Enterprise Award for Best Use of Technology and Innovation. We were inspired…
June 21, 2017
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Shortlisted Ideas & Enterprises (2017)

Announcement of shortlisted Idea and Enterprise category teams in the 2017 Challenge The social enterprises featured in this listing are shortlisted participants of the 2017 edition of the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia – An Asia-wide competition for social enterprises, organised by NUS Enterprise and DBS Foundation. The challenge identifies and supports…
June 19, 2017
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Sector Spotlight: Education

How to make innovative, scalable impact through education If it takes a village to raise a child, could the impact of one educated child be to enough lift a village from generations of poverty? Education is powerful force that has the potential to transform communities. In this article, we have…
May 2, 2017
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OurCityLove makes Taiwanese cities more user friendly

  Taiwanese social enterprise OurCityLove is allowing less mobile people to participate in society as much as able bodied citizens do. It pained Professor Dr. Lin Chong-Wey to watch his energetic grandmother, once an active patron of her neighbourhood’s restaurants, become more isolated as she grew older and became less mobile. He…
April 25, 2017
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DBS-NUS SVCAsia Awards Ceremony 2016: A Call to Action

The Awards Ceremony of the third DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia (SVCAsia) took place at the NUS University Cultural Centre on 15 September 2016. Graced by Unilever CEO Paul Polman, the finale was a fitting conclusion to the largest edition of the competition yet, which drew over a thousand applications…
October 8, 2016
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Winners of the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia 2016

Singapore, 15 September 2016 – Healthy, organic, nutritious Jasberry™ rice provides Thai farmers 14 times higher income than growing regular rice; A one-stop platform with content to help disabled individuals live well; A sugarcane planter that improves planting efficiency by 80%; These are some of the innovative solutions developed by…
September 16, 2016
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DBS-NUS SVCAsia raiSE VFG Grant Award Shortlist

Congratulations to the shortlisted teams! The five teams listed below have been shortlisted for the raiSE VentureForGood Grant Award, part of the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia. The Award is supported by raiSE - The Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise - and worth SGD50,000. The winner of this award will be…
September 2, 2016
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How Social Entrepreneurs Move Us Toward SDGs

Social entrepreneurship is a step towards achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, say National University of Singapore (NUS) Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health faculty Dr. Audrey Chia and Dr. Lim Yee Wei. "Development assistance cannot go on indefinitely, as one of its aims is to nurture self-reliance…
August 29, 2016