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Congratulations to the 2018 winners!

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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...
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Empowering women one scarf at a time

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“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...
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Meet the 2018 Finalists!

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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...
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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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