Building the future of sustainable living

Home has taken on a whole new meaning in 2020, as we now spend between 30%-40% more of our time at home compared to pre-COVID days. Our living space has become a refuge, a workspace, and at times, might even feel like a cage as we grapple with work from home. At the same time, […]

Technology and society – digital divide or digital inclusivity?

Much of the world is struggling with deepening political division, economic inequality and ethno-religious tensions. The growth of the Black Lives Matter movement – the largest movement in US history, and closer to home, the Milk Tea Alliance, are a number of global movements that have risen in response to the growing unrest and dis-satisfaction […]

How will our smart cities look like 10 years from now?

We all grew up having our imaginations run wild from science-fiction movies on what the future would look like. There are myriads to recall but growing up, I remember thinking that flying cars and personal assistant robots would be the future. It’s 2020, while we are still working to introduce flying cars to the neighbourhoods, […]

Cobots - Are they your new best friend at work?

For years, humans have been worried about job loss due to automation. According to the Oxford Economics, automation could displace 20 million manufacturing jobs by 2030. While automation reshapes the world’s employment landscape, this is not unexpected. Throughout history, we have seen examples of technology replacing jobs. For instance, the U.S. rail industry which once […]

Is this the missing piece that will boost your corporate innovation strategy?

Developing a corporate innovation strategy is no easy feat. Akin to cooking a good dish, aside from ensuring that you put in place the best ingredients and chef, adopting the appropriate cooking methods and processes is critical to delivering that dish that you so desire. Likewise, aside from taking into consideration factors such as innovation […]

Start your first job at a startup, not a corporate.

Working for a newly minted company can be very different from working for an established, well-known organization. It’s true that joining a startup can be a fun, smart, and even life-changing experience. While not all startups have the presence and ambience (or the budgets) of sexy industry giants (Google and the likes), and not all […]

Why the Avengers would make a bad startup team.

Remember the Avengers? A set of Earth’s mightiest heroes coming together to save the world. Ring a bell? Just like a startup, that is most usually a few talented, driven people coming together to do something about a problem they have perceived. Although the Avengers franchise has a happy ending, the way they get there […]

Stop glamorising startups with fancy labels – Let’s focus on real metrics 

Throughout the years, we’ve seen and heard startups being labelled with terms that often come from the animal kingdom (one might be a mythical creature). Labels like unicorns and camels seem to have shot up and gained interest over the years. We all love our labels— they sound good, make for a great short-cut to convey […]

Get your company to innovate like Canva.

Innovation is the process of coming up with ideas that creates value for your customers. As the world becomes increasingly competitive, corporate innovation is crucial not only for a company to grow, but also to sustain itself as it allows companies to adopt new technologies, and keep up with the changes in the market.  So […]

The death of corporate accelerators, here’s why.

There’s no doubt that the world is changing rapidly; faster than any era before this.  A decade ago, it was unimaginable to own refrigerators that would be able to inform us when we are running low on groceries, yet now we are in the era of the ‘Internet of Things’. Every second we see 127 […]

The era of virtual accelerators. Are you prepared for it?

COVID-19 has affected all aspects of society.  With respect to the dimensions of development, what we are experiencing is a paradigm shift in the evolution of humanity. The core aspects of our identities, as well as how we work, learn and engage with society is advancing.  According to MaGIC’s recent survey: less than 3% of […]

Startup Weekend Singapore: 750 global participants from 43 countries and a united spirit to tackle COVID-19 from home

Over 54 hours between 24 to 26 April, more than 750 participants came together virtually to pitch their ideas, form teams, develop their prototypes, and receive guidance from startup mentors. All this without anyone leaving their homes, as participants, mentors, judges, and even the organisers powered through the entire event and connected with one another […]

Startups Talk About the HyperSpark Pre-accelerator Programme (Part 2)

When you think of a pre-accelerator programme, you are likely to picture stressful, fast-paced situations where startups are tirelessly working to perfect their business models and pitch deck, going through the highs, lows and everything in between. And you’re not wrong.

Startups Talk About the HyperSpark Pre-accelerator Programme

What do we have in common with startups? A burning spirit of venture and innovation. Through HyperX, a sustainability-focused hackcelerator we launched in partnership with StartupX, we propel innovative solutions that can help shape a better, smarter and more sustainable world. On a Monday morning in late February this year, over 20 early-stage startups found […]

My opinion on 9 online tools that we use at StartupX

I have read tons of articles that list down a huge number of resources that are supposed to help us work from home efficiently. This makes sense since most of us are working from home now. What didn’t appear as often was an opinion with regards to the tools that were being featured.