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100 Social Enterprises to watch in Asia 2018

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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....
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Winners of the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia 2017

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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...
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Finalists of DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia 2017

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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...
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Up close with Biplab Paul, Director of Naireeta Services

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Biplab Paul (3rd from left) with villagers [Photo © Naireeta Services] 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...
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Shortlisted Ideas & Enterprises (2017)

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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...
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Sector Spotlight: Education

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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…

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OurCityLove makes Taiwanese cities more user friendly

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[This article was originally published on Pioneers Post]   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...
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DBS-NUS SVCAsia Awards Ceremony 2016: A Call to Action

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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...
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