BLOCK71 is an initiative by NUS Enterprise in collaborative and strategic partnerships with established corporates and government agencies. It is an ecosystem builder and global connector which catalyses and aggregates the start-up community, as well as spearheads new initiatives and provides mentorship and growth opportunities in local and global markets.
In every instance and location, BLOCK71 embodies the spirit of entrepreneurship, collaboration and partnership by optimising the unique experience of each entity, the research capabilities and technologies of the university, and the investment and business acumen of the partners, to support entrepreneurial journeys within the local geography and beyond.
BLOCK71 locations provide a physical locus for expanding start-ups to access new markets while leveraging NUS Enterprise’s global network of resources and contacts. Entrepreneurs in the BLOCK71 family also enjoy comprehensive support services from NUS Enterprise such as dedicated mentoring support, access to funding, exclusive networking opportunities that go beyond physical space, and assistance to integrate into the local ecosystems seamlessly.
BLOCK71 takes its name from its birthplace – the Blk71 building within the Ayer Rajah industrial estate in Singapore. It is there that NUS Enterprise, along with Singtel Innov8 and the then Media Development Authority of Singapore, averted the fate of a disused building through championing the aggregation and growth of the local technology start-up community. In continuing the support of entrepreneurial journeys beyond Singapore, it is a fitting reminder of heritage as well as a celebration of Singaporean uniqueness.
BLOCK71 around the world:
BLOCK71 Singapore By NUS Enterprise in partnership with Singtel Innov8
BLOCK71 San Francisco Managed By NUS Enterprise in partnership with Singtel Innov8 & SGInnovate
BLOCK71 Jakarta By NUS Enterprise in partnership with Salim Group
BLOCK71 Suzhou By NUS Enterprise in partnership with NUSRI and Ascendas-Singbridge
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*BLOCK71 Singapore had its origins as Plug-In@Blk71, an initiative by NUS Enterprise, Singtel Innov8 and Media Development Authority Singapore during the period 2011-2016.