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Congratulations to the 2018 winners!

Singapore, 18 October 2018 – A total of S$135,000 in cash prizes was handed out to five winning teams of the 2018 DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia (SVC Asia). This is a competition that identifies and supports ideas and social ventures that demonstrate positive, scalable and sustainable social impact within…
October 18, 2018

Empowering women one scarf at a time

“Do small things with great love” is the mantra of Hong Kong-based Quin Thong, the founder of ANA by Karma, who believes that the foundation of doing great things requires consistent small steps with love and care. Here is her story as an accidental social entrepreneur who connected Bhutan’s weavers…
September 5, 2018

Meet the 2018 Finalists!

DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia: Congratulations to the 2018 Finalists! They're passionate, innovative, and working to create a better future for Asia. DBS Foundation and NUS Enterprise are pleased to announce the 10 finalists of the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia 2018, from 870 entries that were submitted this year. Discover who…
August 20, 2018

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.…
June 14, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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