“Success is personal and it looks different for everyone.” This perspective led Joyce TAY (Statistics 2010) to take the leap of faith from a corporate career to the unknowns of entrepreneurship. She co-founded StartupX, an innovation and venture enabler in 2018, and has not looked back since.
COVID-19 has disrupted many aspects of the world we know, and how companies raise money has not been an exception. The pandemic has disrupted the IPO process that companies traditionally use to raise money publicly and has contributed to the rising popularity of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs). In fact, the volume of SPAC deals […]
13% of the global population still lacks access to modern electricity. Thus, the access to affordable and clean energy is still a problem worldwide. In the seventh infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #7- the goal to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for […]
The gifting of Hongbao, one of the most notable traditions in Chinese New Year (CNY), has been used in marketing for several years. In the digital age, digital Hongbao rather than physical Hongbao has increased in popularity especially amongst the younger generation, as advanced e-payment systems assure users of greater safety and security when transferring […]
Did you know that one in three people worldwide do not have access to safe drinking water? In developed countries like Singapore where even tap water is safe for drinking, we rarely consider how water scarcity is affecting the lives of people globally. In the sixth infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we […]
After undertaking various market research initiatives, Neo Kang Wei and his peers who were undergraduates at the National University of Singapore (NUS) then, know very well the pain points of today’s research industry. On top of tedious administrative processes, cumbersome and expensive participant recruitment methods render traditional methods of research recruitment highly inefficient. This is […]
With innovative ideas that can create huge impact on communities, young people hold a wealth of potential. Thus, a nurturing environment and proper support for these young entrepreneurial talents could help their ideas take flight and enable them to reach greater heights. Read on to learn about what both mentors and mentees feel about mentoring, […]
Join the founders of Insect Feed Technologies in this Channel8 News feature as they dive into the process of black soldier fly farming. As part of their mission to feed the world’s population sustainably, Insect Feed Technologies replaces animal feed protein with insect protein, harnessed on a large scale using up-cycled food waste. We are […]
University students are taking a shine to start-ups, with more joining entrepreneurship and venture capital programmes. An Enterprise Singapore spokesman said that as at end June, over 680 people have taken part in its venture building programme which trains aspiring entrepreneurs with no business experience to launch their start-up.
Despite progress over the last decades, gender inequality is still a pressing problem in our world – discriminatory laws and social norms, underrepresentation of women in positions of power, and the pervasiveness of physical and sexual violence against women and girls. In the fifth infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the […]
In a hackathon last year organised by StartupX and the Ministry of Culture, Community, and Youth (MCCY) called Mission:Unite, teams were tasked to explore solutions for how to connect people with diverse racial and religious backgrounds to encourage social cohesion. Youthopia spoke to two out of the ten finalist teams of the hackathon to find out […]
Your beloved coffee chat has turned into a Zoom meeting. The store you frequent is now called Amazon. Covid-19 hits us like a storm and forces us to stay home. Our shopping habits and lifestyle have changed. Businesses are forced to go virtual. Over 90% of e-commerce businesses wind up within the first 120 days. […]
It has been over a year since the pandemic started and the early stages impacted food supply chains around the world. This disruption serves as a reminder that countries must become more self-reliant to ensure greater food security. Fortunately for Singapore, we have entrepreneurs innovating across every step of the food supply chain. In this […]
Did you know that 617 million youth worldwide lack basic mathematics and literacy skills? In the fourth infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #4 – the goal to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Did you know that 617 million youth worldwide […]
Here at StartupX, we’ve been fortunate enough to work closely with several different stakeholders of the SEA business community. This article is part of our series attempting to share some of the knowledge we’ve developed to help bring about more informed business decisions as we all look to emerge from COVID-19 better and healthier. Against […]