Startups

A*Star to launch Singapore's first open innovation lab

FOR six months now, a first-of-its-kind "open innovation lab" and tech incubator in Singapore has been quietly in play, wooing startups in the medtech and biotech sectors.

Singapore crowdfunding platform CoAssets lists on ASX

SINGAPORE-BASED real estate and debt crowdfunding platform CoAssets on Monday announced that it has listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), after raising AS$6.55 million (S$6.72 million)...

Piyush Gupta, tech entrepreneurs top LinkedIn's Power Profiles list

DBS chief Piyush Gupta, as well as entrepreneurs Roger Egan III (who co-founded online grocer RedMart) and Darius Cheung (head of property portal 99.co), have topped LinkedIn's 2016 Singapore Power...

Startup creates alternative test for cancer

CURRENT cancer screening methods are invasive and costly. Think of the mammographies, endoscopies, or biopsies that are presently done to detect cancer. Local biotechnology start-up Mirxes Pte Ltd is...

PwC Singapore launches Venture Hub to connect entrepreneurs, investors

PWC Singapore on Tuesday launched Venture Hub, the world's "first one-stop shop targeted at helping investors and entrepreneurs active in the startup and innovation space navigate the complex...

NTUC Income, IIPL launch insurtech accelerator programme

INSURTECH (or insurance tech) is gaining prominence.

Crowdo gets full securities crowdfunding licence

HOMEGROWN startups are making a name for themselves. On Monday, crowdfunding platform Crowdo reported that it has received the coveted full licence to conduct securities crowdfunding here, while tech...

The unconscious motivation of entrepreneurs

NOT all dreams have happy endings. It is generally accepted that as many as 90 per cent of startups fail within three years.

Temasek shows way for local firms to support social entrepreneurship

AN online platform based in India connects sports talent in rural areas to professional athletes and coaches worldwide. A mobile app puts patients with depression in Indonesia in contact with...

Grab launches JB-SG carpool service

SINGAPORE-BASED ride-sharing app Grab on Monday said it will soon launch GrabHitch JB-SG, a service that lets passengers carpool (share a vehicle with others who are headed in the same direction) to...