Recent research into individuals with diverse skill sets found that jacks-on-all-trades are more likely to start a business and succeed as entrepreneurs than those who have only a specialised skill. The reason? They can see more opportunities and are more resourceful when solving problems in an uncertain...
Founded in 1982 by Jackson Chua, Chuan Kok is a homegrown company that has matured into a leading supplier of hydraulics components in the oil and gas industry. Like many other businesses, they realised the need for digitalisation, but, as a self-described “old uncle’s business”, they found...
Amazon’s Seller University, an online education portal, for small and medium businesses (SMBs) in Singapore, was launched at the Amazon Singapore Online Seller Summit 2020.  With interactive eLearning content, sellers on Amazon.sg can access live practice opportunities and personalized support to better operate on Amazon's store.
eBay has launched “Global 24/7”, an e-Commerce accelerator programme specifically designed to help SMEs leverage eBay’s platform for global export as the economy gradually enters a recovery phase. This e-Commerce accelerator programme provides start-up incentives, necessary tools, training, and assistance for business owners to...
Enterprise Singapore (ESG) has set aside over S$55 million to accelerate the growth of promising local agriculture and aquaculture companies by developing their innovation capabilities to grow more with less. This builds on ESG’s ongoing efforts to develop a vibrant agri-food tech ecosystem that...
The K-Startup Centre (KSC) in Singapore, the first Korean startup centre in Southeast Asia, was officially launched on 8 July by South Korea’s Ministry of SMEs and Startups (MSS). It is a reflection of the strong interest among the Korean startups to anchor in Singapore to drive...
For nearly two decades, students from around the world have participated in Microsoft’s global technology competition, the Imagine Cup, to bring their unique tech solutions to life. According to Jennifer Ritzinger, General Manager, Audience Evangelism, Microsoft, the competition “empowers the next generation of developers...
Having had enough of being over-charged for poor quality durians, dealing with dishonest durian vendors, and eating in hot and unhygienic conditions, durian lover Jay Lee founded Kungfu Durian with a mission to provide quality durians, at reasonable and transparent prices, in a comfortable ambience.
Many SME leaders whom I’ve been talking to have expressed a strong sense of frustration about their endeavours being battered for the last few years by events beyond their control. This stretches back beyond this year’s COVID-19 outbreak to include the simmering global trade tensions of the...
The FinLab, United Overseas Bank’s (UOB) innovation accelerator, launched The FinLab Online on 23 June. This digital platform will help small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups across ASEAN implement digital solutions to transform their businesses. Since its launch in 2015, The FinLab has...