The global energy landscape is undergoing a significant transformation, with an increasing focus on sustainability and a drive to transition away from fossil fuels. As we stand at the precipice of this energy transition, the choices we make today will shape the future of our planet. The opportunities for powering our world are expanding rapidly, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 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 […]
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.
Startup Weekend Singapore 2021: Seeds of Tomorrow was held from April 23rd to 25th in Singapore, with a focus on sustainability. Yann LeMoël, an angel investor and the Founder of Living Labs Federation, was a mentor at the event, which was joined by innovators from over 21 cities from around the globe to drive awareness and innovation […]
Delivering transparency to a traditional industry CarFix provides a fast, transparent and reliable experience in the car repair and maintenance space, an industry that still maintains traditional practices and has been beset by a lack of transparency. The Singapore-based startup, which is an online aggregator of car workshops, connects car owners with these workshops, 90% […]
Not everyone can be Wonder Woman, but wonderful women can do some really amazing things. Women-led startups are breaking boundaries and paving the way for more innovations in the sustainability space. From tackling the global plastic crisis, to addressing the risk of global food shortage in coming years, or empowering more women through technology, these […]