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 announced at the Awards Ceremony on 15 September 2016.

The raiSE VentureForGood initiative awards seed grants targeted at new or existing social enterprises addressing a social gap or need in Singapore.


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AbleThrive is a one-stop platform with curated high-quality resources about living well with a disability, sourced from a growing network of over 100 blogs, organisations, companies and hospitals worldwide. In addition, it provides consulting services for companies interested in fostering disability inclusion.

Website: Click here is a green social enterprise. It offers “karang-guni” services – the collection of recycling waste in residences – on an online booking system to provide jobs for ex-offenders and the elderly, supply the local art scene with quality affordable materials, and deliver pre-owned furniture to the less fortunate.

I’m Soul Inc

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I’m Soul Inc harnesses assistive music technology to enable music making with ease, regardless of musical background, age, language or disabilities. It also runs an online collaborative therapeutic music portal and conducts training programmes, giving a platform for people of varying abilities to showcase their talents and build their confidence.

Eden Vocational Training Academy

Eden Vocational Training Academy empowers less-advantaged Singaporean youths, persons with disabilities and low income families in Singapore to become self-sufficient through apprenticeship skills training. Professional industry certification courses are also offered to facilitate career progression.


The self-administered MoCoF Screening Kiosk is a smart, semi-automated station that improves the quality of existing community screening programmes for the elderly. It increases the accuracy of useful data provided to medical and healthcare professionals, improving the overall process of measuring and monitoring geriatric syndromes.