DBS Foundation & NUS Enterprise are glad to present the top twelve teams of the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia 2016!

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AESIR creates serious games to promote social inclusion for persons with special needs. In cooperation with professional counsellors and play therapists, AESIR provides augmented reality apps and books to develop foundational life skills through play therapy.

工蚁坊咨询 (Ants Workshop) strives to increase the employability of young migrant women from rural China through their training workshops. They also provide professional consultancy to NGOs and startups in areas of finance, legal and taxation.

Arus Education plans to run a network of low-cost private schools for underprivileged students aged 13 – 16 to receive quality education through the process of making.

An “iPad” for the blind, BLITAB is the first-ever Braille tablet that creates tactile Braille, graphics and maps for those with sight loss so blind people can learn, work and play with one mobile device, leading to employment generation and equality empowerment.

engageSPARK is a simple, cloud-based integrated platform that enables non-profits to build Voice and SMS programs to engage low-income communities in developing countries.

Through awareness-raising activiites, music technology, an online portal, and training programmes, I’m Soul Inc. Pte. Ltd. enables people and communities to unlock the therapeutic power of music easily, 24 / 7, at a low cost, regardless of age, culture, abilities, or disabilities.

Jeevtronics reduces the rate of cardiac arrest in developing countries with an affordable, reliable hand-cranked defibrillator that runs independently of an external power source.

Kruosar Solar is tackling the problem of energy access in Cambodia by building a last-mile distribution network for sales, installation and after-sales care of solar home systems (SHS).

Nazava aims to provide safe, affordable household water filters to allow everyone, everywhere – in particular those at the bottom of the pyramid, to have access to drinking water.

OurCityLove Social Enterprise have developed an accessibility information structure that links data of cities’ accessible restaurants, transportation, other facilities and services together on a cloud-based platform.

Siam Organic uses innovative organic products with global appeal – “Jasberry rice” – to alleviate farmer poverty in Thailand.

Socialgiver is a platform that turns businesses’ surplus capacity into donations for charity, through sale of giftcards/vouchers to online consumers.