Tackling the Global Waste Problem with Innovation

WASTE 20/20 today officially crowns local waste-technology startup Magorium as the grand winner.

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This Singapore start-up harvests flies to solve the problem of food security

It has been predicted that by 2050, we would have 3 billion more mouths to feed. Coupled with an ever-increasing demand for proteins owing to dietary changes and the rising income of developing countries, global meat and fish production would have to double. Farming such animals requires protein in animal feed, food sources for animals […]

Jumping on the SPAC Bandwagon: Are SPACs truly worth investing in?

Institutional investors and members of the public alike have been flocking to put their money in SPACs ever since they have re-emerged as the hottest new investment vehicle in town. Chances are, you’ve probably already heard a family member, friend or a coworker proudly mention their new investment in a SPAC. But what does it […]

Spring Festival Marketing: How Chinese Brands Capitalise on the Festive Season

Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival, is one of the most important festivals in China. It celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar, marking the end of winter and the start of spring. Themes of good fortune, happiness and wealth and longevity are reinforced through the many customs […]

Singaporean initiative launches plastic management program for startups in SEA, South Asia

The Incubation Network, an impact-driven initiative based in Singapore, has teamed up with investment advisory firm Sagana for a program that aims to fast-track startups in South and Southeast Asia that apply a circular economy approach to plastic waste management.

SDG #3 – Good Health and Well-being

With the COVID-19 pandemic, health and well-being has become a priority in many of our lives. In the third infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #3 – the goal to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Defining the Next-Gen of Commerce

Here at StartupX, we have a bird’s eye view of some of the latest developments in the ecosystem, owing to our interactions with our ecosystem partners, our network and the work we do. COVID-19 has undoubtedly brought about changes that are here to stay, and in order to help the community be better informed and […]

Driving solar adoption with data analytics — Solar AI plays their part in the transition to zero-carbon

Solar AI is a software company that exists to drive solar adoption by connecting property owners and energy companies. While working across different ventures and problem statements to reduce carbon emissions, Bolong quickly grew attached to the idea of utilising technology in the solar industry and went on to found Solar AI. Personally, climate change […]

A SPACtacular Phenomenon: SPACs Explained

Everyone is talking about SPACs.  Indeed, SPACs have been raising money from investors quicker than ever in history. More funds have been raised through SPACs in 2020 than the past 10 years combined – in fact, almost twice as much! At the end of April 2021, SPACs had already raised a massive US$101.3 billion since […]

EcoWorth Tech Feature

Carbon footprint is one of the biggest concerns when it comes to sustainability. However, understandably, not all businesses are able or capable in adequately reducing their carbon footprint (hence the popularity of carbon credits. In a TechNode Global Q&A with Francis Poon, Technical Sales Engineer at EcoWorth Tech Pte. Ltd., we learn how businesses and governments […]

SDG #2: Zero hunger

Food stands first among all basic needs of humans. In the second infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #2 – the goal to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

Moving forward to the Internet of Things

Inconspicuous to us are billions of devices embedded with sensors communicating with one another, typically through a cloud network. This is loosely defined as the Internet of Things (IoT). For decades, security and privacy concerns have loomed over IoT technology. As the saying goes – a chain is only as strong as its weakest link […]

SDG #1: End Poverty In All Its Forms Everywhere

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. In the first infographic of the series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #1 – the end of poverty.

Singapore startups need to identify real business issues

Early-stage founders in Singapore still are unable to identify real-world business problems their startups want to solve. This can hinder their ability to attract funds, especially in a region where investors typically are more cautious about digging into their pockets. Asked about common mistakes Singapore startups make, StartupX’s founder and CEO Durwin Ho noted that […]

GETMARKED, the AI startup that could be the catalyst teachers need to live out their own mission

GETMARKED is an AI startup whose mission is to create greater capacity among teachers. Low value and repetitive tasks like marking are automated at GETMARKED so that teachers are able to spend more time on students and higher value aspects of teaching.  At GETMARKED, the marking of paper-based worksheets are automated, where teachers can simply […]

Uncovering the NOC mafia, which is way bigger than you think

The National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Overseas Colleges program, NOC for short, has provided much support for many home-grown startup founders. Its role in Singapore’s startup ecosystem is crucial, especially with extensive global networks. Hear more from NOC alumni and their experiences in this @Techinasia article.