Despite some progress toward reducing inequality in certain dimensions, inequality still persists. The COVID-19 pandemic has also deepened these existing inequalities, exposing key problems that affect the most vulnerable communities. In the tenth infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #10 – the goal to reduce inequality within […]
“It’s only 1 plastic toothpaste tube…” said 8 billion people! On this episode, we chat with Morgane Soret who is the CEO & Co-Founder @ NOICEcare. NOICE develops effective, all-natural, sustainable oral care products that are good for your teeth & good for the planet, starting with zero-waste toothpaste delivered right to your doorstep.
While Durwin was an undergraduate at the National University of Singapore (NUS), he spent a year at Stanford University under the NUS Overseas College programme. It was during his work experience at Stanford that Durwin, who later earned an MBA at NUS, started his journey in tech and start-ups.
Singapore shares similar cultural contexts to China, with a majority of the Singaporean population being ethnic Chinese. Major festivals like the Spring Festival are hence celebrated on a large scale locally with similar traditions and themes. Therefore, during Chinese New Year, we observe that festival promotions in China are mirrored in Singapore as companies employ […]
Did you know that 16% of the global population does not have access to mobile broadband networks? Infrastructure for communications is one area that still has improvements to be made. In the ninth infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #9 – the goal to build resilient infrastructure, […]
95% of all purchases are predicted to be transacted through e-commerce by 2040. Let that sink in. Although this is just a prediction by a Nasdaq study, the numbers are convincing enough to show the significant growth in e-commerce retail over the future, as global sales will jump from 4.28 trillion USD in 2020 to […]
Stratospheric prices Digital artist Beeple sold the NFT (non-fungible token) of a JPG file for a whopping $69 million. There are plenty of other digital pictures sold for millions of dollars such as CryptoPunk’s computer-generated pixel art of an alien and a picture of a rose by artist Kevin Abosch. The NFT art market is […]
A wide-eyed girl running around construction sites is quite unusual. But that was how Oh Chu Xian spent her weekends while bonding with her father and grandfather, who were busy with their construction business that supplied aggregates for roads and buildings. During their free time, her grandparents and she would go around feeding the stray […]
Even prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, one in five countries were likely to see per capita incomes stagnate or decline in 2020. In the eighth infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #8 – the goal to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for […]
Augmentus, a Singapore-based no-code AI robotics programming platform, has raised an undisclosed amount of seed investment from Cocoon Capital. The funds will be used to support the launch of Augmentus’s platform and ramp up the hiring process across different roles including software development, business development, and partnerships.
“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 […]