Get in the business of doing good

At NUS Enterprise, we believe you can do business and do good at the same time.
Through a social enterprise, you can make a world of difference with your business solution - one that’s innovative, and scalable enough to address society’s most urgent needs.
The Social Venture Lab@NUS is an initiative started by the NUS Entrepreneurship Centre, part of NUS Enterprise, in 2011 to promote and incubate innovation-based social ventures that have the potential to generate sustainable, scalable impact.
Find out how we achieve this objective:


With various government, industry and community partners, we promote and develop social entrepreneurship in NUS and the region, through talks, workshops and initiatives such as the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia, a regional competition for social enterprises.

Learn more about our Outreach programmes



As a thought-leader, we strive to educate and equip social entrepreneurs with the tools to grow their purpose-driven ventures successfully. We developed a framework called the “Purpose-Driven Approach to Business Model Design”, where entrepreneurs learn how to develop effective business solutions to social problems and are equipped to come alongside other players in the social sector to serve underserved communities.

Check out our Knowledge resources


Support for Social Enterprises

If you have desire to make a positive social impact on society, and a brilliant business idea that allows it to be financially viable in the long run, we provide a comprehensive suite of support services to help your venture take off. These include access to funding; incubation and accelerator facilities; and mentorship, validation, test-bedding and networking opportunities.

Find out how we can support your Social Enterprise


Past Initiatives

Learn more about the Social Venture Lab@ NUS’ milestone events and initiatives to promote social entrepreneurship since 2011, such as Social Venture Week, TEDxKRP and InnoAge.

See our Past Initiatives