NOV 2018
ALIPAY-NUS Enterprise Social Innovation Challenge


A NEW CHALLENGE

TO SPUR SOCIAL IMPACT INNOVATIONS

NUS Enterprise and Alipay, the world’s largest mobile and online payment platform operated by Ant Financial, has come together to launch the Alipay-NUS Enterprise Social Innovation Challenge. The initiative aims to identify and support the growth of innovative start-ups in Southeast Asia that are using digital technology to build a more inclusive society.

Top innovations from the challenge will receive a grand total of $140,000 cash prizes and further support and opportunities to accelerate their growth. Applications are now open for social impact start-ups with focus in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

 
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NUS partners up with University of Toronto
 

NEW COLLABORATIONS with U of T

National University of Singapore (NUS) has signed a reciprocal agreement with University of Toronto (U of T) to forge a new "international entrepreneurship highway", for students to gain on-the-ground experience with start-ups and running a business, while developing networks in both cities. Based off the successful NUS Overseas Colleges programme, this global exchange of innovation talents saw its first cohort in August 2018. Read More

NUS Enterprise at Singapore Science Park
 

BRAND NEW SPACE IN CURIE

NUS Enterprise @ Singapore Science Park has moved from the Franklin building to a brand new space in Curie (within the Singapore Science Park). The physical space has doubled, with new facilities to meet the specialised needs of deep tech companies. The team continues to host regular NUS IAP Industry Roundtable Series - a platform for in-depth discussions and exchange in the nascent deep tech industries. Read more

National Day 2018
 

NUS secures ties with DSTA

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen, speaking at the Defence Technology Prize Award Ceremony, announced a new collaboration between the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) and NUS Enterprise. The DSTA@71 lab, a physical space to be at the JTC LaunchPad by the end of this year, will allow the agency to partner with local start-ups to develop solutions for Singapore's defence and security. Read more

National Day 2018
 

Bright with notable accolades

With all the blood, sweat and tears that our start-ups and students put in to fulfill their passions and dreams, it is heartening to see them gain recognition for their efforts and contributions.

  • Jeffrey Tiong, CEO of Patsnap and NUS Overseas Colleges (NOC) alumnus was named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Singapore

  • David Pong and Justin Lie, NUS Business alumni and co-founders of supported start-up WateROAM and CashShield respectively, were presented the Young Eminent Alumni Awards, an esteemed accolade by the NUS Business School.

  • In the Quest Ventures - EDGE National Youth Entrepreneurship Awards 2018, two NOC alumni, Gao Fei-Yu and Ethan Eng, were awarded the Gold and Bronze award in the University category.
    In the Open category, Erik Cheong of BLOCK71 start-up Park N Parcel bagged the silver award!
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NUSRI Campus in Suzhou
Spin US$100M acquisition
Heartiest congratulations go out to BLOCK71 San Francisco alumni start-up, Spin, on their recent acquisition by Ford – valued at close to US$100 million, one of the biggest that we’ve seen here at NUS Enterprise. The start-up, founded by three Singaporean co-founders Euwyn Poon, Derrick Ko and Zaizhuang Cheng, currently operates in 9 cities across the US, and is poised for rapid expansion.
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Team behind Bloomback
#Fintech100
The Fintech industry is fast gaining traction, and we’re proud to see home-grown start-ups making their mark! In KPMG's #Fintech100 report of leading global Fintech innovators, NUS alumni start-ups Funding Societies and Kyber Network, BLOCK71 Singapore alumni InstaReM, and 3 other Singapore companies make the list. Funding Societies was co-founded by NOC alumnus Kelvin Teo.
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FLASH FORWARD TO THESE EVENTS

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NOV

 
KOPI CHAT w/ CYBERINT's AMIR OFEK

28

NOV

 
PIER71: SMART PORT CHALLENGE PITCH DAY

30

NOV

 
MODERN AGING SINGAPORE FINALE 2018

1

DEC

 
Alipay-NUS Enterprise Social Innovation Challenge: SG WORKSHOP
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