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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

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

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

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

Finalists for the Syngenta Agriculture Social Enterprise Awards

Congratulations to the finalists! The five teams listed below have been shortlisted for the new Syngenta Agriculture Social Enterprise Awards, part of the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia. The Awards are sponsored by Syngenta and worth SGD10,000 each. One award will go to the best agriculture social enterprise, and the…
August 19, 2016

Announcing the 2016 Semi-Finalists

Congratulations to the top 12 teams! The 12 teams listed below have been selected by our judges for the semi-final round of the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia 2016. AESIR Country: Hong Kong Sector: Web/Mobile Website: Click here AESIR creates serious games to promote social inclusion for persons with special needs. In cooperation with…
July 14, 2016

Announcing the top 120 teams!

View the lists: Top 120 teams (by sector) Top 120 teams (by country) The social enterprises featured in this listing are participants of the 2016 edition of the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia – A region wide competition for social enterprises, organised by NUS Enterprise and DBS Foundation. The challenge identifies…
June 22, 2016

A snapshot of SVC Asia 2015 & 2014

December 7, 2015

Hacking for Good

On 15th November 2015, Social Innovator’s Hack team presentations marked the end of a two-day hackathon that brought together social innovators and passionate citizens to accelerate the growth of the social sector through technology. The Social Innovator’s Hack, jointly organised by UP! Singapore, Social Innovation Park and HPE Helion, sought…
November 27, 2015

Growing ASEAN’s Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Through Collaboration

Destination: Good’s second panel discussion focused on how to grow ASEAN’s social enterprise ecosystem for maximum impact and ultimately, structural transformation. Panel Discussion 2: Social Enterprise Ecosystem in ASEAN focused on the pace and types of measures taken to accommodate growth of social entrepreneurship in varied economic and social systems…
November 12, 2015

Mission, Methods, Mindset – Making Business Inclusive

On 7th November 2015, the AirAsia Foundation launched its first public event, Destination: Good, at Nexus Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur. This first edition of Destination: Good brought together corporates, social entrepreneurs, academics, students, and capacity builders from across Southeast Asia. Participants discussed themes of inclusive business and the social enterprise…
November 10, 2015