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SMU welcomes 43 start-ups to its BIG incubation programme - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

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SMU welcomes 43 start-ups to its BIG incubation programme

BIG start-ups will receive valuable assistance to validate their product and prepare for seed investment.
Elliot & Co. founder Jeremy Foo on overcoming loss of baby and paying it forward to start-ups and SMEs - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

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Elliot & Co. founder Jeremy Foo on overcoming loss of baby and paying it forward to start-ups and SMEs

The sting of losing a child reinforced Elliot & Co. Jeremy Foo’s desire to support underdog start-ups and SMEs

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Carousell Unclassified

Why throw your unwanted things away, when you can Carousell it?

Startups, Entrepreneurs, Digital economy

With an eye on aesthetics, NSG BioLabs' Teo provides co-working space for biotech firms

SINGAPORE (Dec 9): “Co-working” and “biotech” are words that do not seem to go together. The former calls to mind images of open-plan office spaces with motivational quotes in neon lights on the wall,and the latter, people in laboratory coats hunc

Passion for the Future

Fortune favours the bold

As a hub for global business and trade, Singapore has built up considerable hardware over the last five decades. It now needs to nurture the ‘heartware’ for its next phase of existence.

Startups, Entrepreneurs, Digital economy

UK start-up builder says one in two young Singaporeans want to be an entrepreneur

SINGAPORE (Aug 19): Days after a survey by the World Economic Forum suggests that scarcely any youthful Singaporean wants to be an entrepreneur, another study seems to suggest otherwise.

Startups, Entrepreneurs, Digital economy

Invoice crowdfunding firm Validus offers SMEs ‘virtual credit card’

(Sept 4): For small and medium-sized enterprises, a single delayed payment from a customer can mean a major dent in cash flows. Invoice crowdfunding start-up Validus Capital thinks it has a good solution to this problem.

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Venture debt fills important funding gap, says InnoVen; but it may lower valuations

SINGAPORE (July 3): GuavaPass, the start-up that sells fitness centre subscriptions, is profitable and could probably raise equity from venture capitalists quite easily. But the KFit rival prefers to take on debt. “It is less expensive than equity,” s
Grab - by Bloomberg

Grab likely to raise funds in near future

(June 6): Ride-hailing firm Grab, Uber Technologies Inc's largest rival in Southeast Asia, is likely to embark on a round of fundraising as it works to develop new offerings such as financial services, its chief executive told Reuters on Tuesday.
Mobike co-founder and president Hu Weiwei

Startups, Entrepreneurs, Digital economy

China’s Mobike eyes Singapore launch after raising $309 mil in Tencent-led funding

SINGAPORE (Jan 5): China’s bike-sharing start-up Mobike announced it will be launching in Singapore in 2017, following the close of its US$215 million ($309 million) Series D financing round on Thursday.
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