Let your social venture take flight with us
At NUS Enterprise, we provide a comprehensive suite of support services to help your social venture take off. We call this the NUS Start-Up Runway – a platform for aspiring entrepreneurs to form, grow and spread their wings at any point of their business.
As a start-up incubating with NUS Enterprise, you will gain access to incubation and accelerator facilities within the university as well as off-campus, while enjoying benefits like expert mentoring, idea validation, test-bedding capabilities and community networking.
We’ll also fuel your entrepreneurial flight further through unique access to grant funding plus opportunities to link up with investors and corporate organisations for business partnerships. Grants such as the Lotus-NUS Fund (S$25,000) and the raiSE VentureForGood Youth grant (S$20,000) provide seed funding for social enterprises looking to grow to the next stage.
|Criteria||VentureForGood Youth Grant||Lotus-NUS Fund|
|Key Applicant||Age||18 - 35 years old||-|
|Nationality||Singaporeans / PR||Only Singaporeans|
|Not required, however NUS Enterprise will give priority to applicants with NUS affiliation||Yes|
|Impact||Geographical Location of (Intended) Impact||Singapore||All countries|
And if your start-up is ready to expand overseas, our overseas incubation facilities at Block 71 San Francisco and NUS Research Institute in Suzhou are the perfect gateways for you to enter the U.S. and China markets.
Here are some social enterprises under our fold:
Bagosphere is a vocational training company that provides holistic training for highly motivated youths in the Philippines, enabling them to be employed as call centre agents.
eBeeCare is an online caregiver-nurse coordination platform, allowing ageing in place with affordable and quality care.
Joytingle's vision is "People First, Patients Second" and achieves this with innovative designs that break down medical jargons to make healthcare knowledge accessible from 8 to 80 year olds.
Milaap is a leading crowdfunding platform for social and personal causes.
Saught is a social business that creates jewellery from the metal of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXOs) to support sustainable development in Cambodia and other post-conflict countries.
To find out more about how you can tap on the NUS Start-Up Runway, contact us here.