DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia Finale

Friday, Jun 12, 2015, 09:30 am - 04:00 pm
Shaw Foundation Alumni House 11 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore, , Singapore

The DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia 2015 will culminate with a DBS Foundation Seminar for Social Enterprises, followed by the Awards Ceremony. Join us as we celebrate social enterprises in Asia! (You can opt to attend both seminar and award ceremony, or just the latter.)

Programme Overview:

9.00am-12.30pm: "Idea to Enterprise" - A DBS Foundation Seminar for Social Enterprises

                            (click here for the detailed programme)

12.30pm-2.00pm: Lunch and Networking

1.30pm-2.00pm  : Registration for Awards Ceremony

                             (for guests who did not attend the morning seminar)

2.00pm-              : Welcome Address

                             Address by Guest-of-Honour, Mr Teo Ser Luck, Minister of State for Trade & Industry

                             Keynote Address by Valeria Budinich, Founder of Full Economic Citizenship, Ashoka;

                             Co-author of "Scaling Business Solutions to Social Problems"

                             Introduction of Finalists

                             Pitching by Finalists and Q&A

                             Presentation of Awards

4.00pm               : Tea Reception and Showcase of the Top 12 teams



The DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia is co-organised by:



A leading global university centered in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s flagship university, which offers a global approach to education and research, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. NUS has 16 faculties and schools across three campuses, with over 37,000 students from 100 countries, who enrich the NUS community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives. NUS’ transformative education includes a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment.

NUS Enterprise was established to provide an enterprise dimension to NUS teaching and research. It nurtures talents with entrepreneurial and global mind-sets and promotes the spirit of innovation and enterprise through a wide variety of programmes and activities. As Asia’s thought leader for innovation and enterprise, NUS Enterprise engages in active industry partnerships, and provides experiential entrepreneurial education and holistic entrepreneurship support for the NUS community.

For the entrepreneur community, NUS Enterprise actively organises year-round outreach and education programmes and events. Such activities are triggered upon anticipation of industry trends and occur regularly. One such initiative is the Social Venture Lab@NUS which promotes and incubates innovation based social ventures with potential to scale. Its programmes cultivate awareness and encourage participants to respond and react to the rapid developments within the social entrepreneurship space. Worthwhile ventures may also receive help in securing funding from grants like the Youth Social Entrepreneurship Programme (YSEP) for Start-Ups by the Ministry of Social and Family Development. Events are often organised in collaboration with investors, industry contacts and Institutes of Higher Learning, reinforcing our belief in the importance of the community.

For more information, please visit NUS Enterprise



As a corporate foundation in Asia solely dedicated to championing social entrepreneurship, DBS Foundation contributes towards building a more inclusive society so that those at society’s margins can enjoy productive and rewarding lives. DBS Foundation works with Social Enterprises and Social Entrepreneurs in Singapore, India, Indonesia, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong with programmes ranging from venture challenges, learning forums, project grant support, financing and skilled volunteer mentoring. The Foundation is an endeavour from DBS Bank to make an even greater impact in addressing Asia’s evolving social needs.

Visit us at: www.dbs.com/dbsfoundation

Reach us on: dbsfoundation@dbs.com

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