E-waste is the fastest-growing domestic waste stream globally, according to the 2020 Global E-Waste Monitor. Global e-waste generation has increased 21% in just five years, and will almost double by 2030. With data extracted from the Global E-Waste Monitor 2020, pg 24 At the epicentre of this global waste crisis is Asia, which generated […]
IHS Markit views 5G as a booming market, on par with the steam engine, printing press and electricity, and predicts that its real gross domestic product will reach the size of India’s economy by 2035. How will 5G write the next chapter of the future? 5G is the fifth-generation technology standard for broadband cellular networks, […]
Insights from Singtel Future Makers In 2021, StartupX partnered with the Singtel Future Makers team to host a panel discussion with three prominent founders working across various industries to share about the ins and outs of developing corporate-startup partnership. Janson Seah (StaffAny), Dervla Loughnane (Virtual Psychologist) and Suresh V Shankar (Crayon Data) break down some […]
StartupX, in partnership with National Environment Agency (NEA) and Enterprise Singapore, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between StartupX and its corporate partners SembWaste, Circulate Capital and The Incubation Network. At the signing of the MoU, all parties pledged their commitment to supporting sustainable innovation in the areas of plastic, electronic and mixed waste […]
Insights from Singtel Future Makers In 2021, StartupX partnered with the Singtel Future Makers team to host a panel discussion with three prominent founders working across various industries to share about the ins and outs of developing corporate-startup partnership. From establishing synergies between corporates and startups, to securing partnerships with large corporations including F&B groups […]
According to the recent Bloomberg study in 2021, female founders secured only 2% of venture capital in the U.S., which is the smallest capital share since 2016. Venture capital, like most of the entire investment world, remains a predominantly male field. On top of that, women often have to deal with stereotypes; they are not often given […]
In Asia, corporate-startup partnerships are growing at speed. Over the past 5 years, we have seen a 2.8x increase in such partnerships in Asia, with East Asian countries leading the pack. That is because the opportunity for corporations to work with startups is large. According to CB Insights’ Global Unicorns’ List, 281 out of 1000 […]
The age of automation has descended upon us. The advent of technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and internet-of-things (IoT) has completely altered the way we manufacture things. This transformation has been so revolutionary that it is being dubbed the fourth industrial revolution or Industry 4.0. When computers were introduced during Industry 3.0, they disrupted and […]
Non-fungible tokens (NFT) are all the rage now. Everywhere you look, there are people talking about NFTs and trying to jump on the NFT hype train. If you don’t yet know, NFTs are unique and non-interchangeable units of data that are stored on a blockchain. NFTs can take the form of photos, videos, audio clips, […]
Automation 4.0 Growing up in modern society, I am sure that most of us have heard of the Industrial Revolution and the drastic effect it has had on society. It’s now 2021 and the Fourth Industrial Revolution has now fully descended upon us, promising even greater changes that nobody can accurately predict. Instead of trying […]
What is a NFT A non-fungible token(NFT) is a unique and non-interchangeable unit of data that is stored on a blockchain. NFTs can take the form of photos, videos, audio clips, and various other digital files, and uses blockchain technology to help give it a public proof of ownership. To put it simply, NFTs are […]
Insect Feed Technologies won the Social Enterprise Start-up of the Year at the 6th biennial President’s Challenge Social Enterprise Awards (PCSEA) ceremony on Thursday (Dec 2). The company also hired elderly workers who were displaced during the pandemic, providing jobs like farm operators.
Blockchain 101 for Blockheads — the Usefulness and Uses of Blockchain The emergence of Bitcoin in 2009 piqued the world’s interest in blockchain’s application in cryptocurrency. Since then, blockchain has been used for diverse applications by many organizations, companies and governments — in ways we never even considered back when Bitcoin started. Before we examine […]
Covid-19 patients with disabilities who are eligible to recover at home will be assigned a home recovery care manager, who will link them up with various community services and resources, among other things.
Blockchain 101 for Blockheads — What even is Blockchain? We have all heard of “blockchain”, a term being thrown around like it’s today’s holy grail or Willy Wonka’s golden ticket to the future. Simply throw in the words “blockchain” or “cryptocurrency” into what you are discussing, and you will sound smart and way ahead of […]