The DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia is organized by National University of Singapore (NUS) Enterprise in partnership with the DBS Foundation.

The challenge aims to identify and support new social ventures that have the potential to generate positive, scalable and sustainable social impact.

With a dedicated learning platform and meaningful networks as well as increased awareness and support for budding social entrepreneurs, Social Venture Challenge will accelerate the impact of winning entries to solve today’s most pressing social problems.

Into its second year, the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia (SVC Asia) is offering SGD 150,000 of seed fund to the winners of the challenge, in commemoration of Singapore’s 50th year of independence. The increased funding, from last year’s SGD 55,000, also encourages participants to submit ideas that demonstrate greater scalability and potential for sustainable social impact.


Grand Prize: SGD 75,000

Best Newcomer Prize: SGD 30,000

Additional special prizes:

- Two Syngenta Agriculture Social Enterprise Awards worth SGD10,000 each

- A raiSE VentureForGood Grant award of SGD50,000 for the top social enterprise with impact in Singapore


The deadline for the competition is 15th May 2016, 2359 hrs (Singapore time).

For more information, please visit DBS - NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia website.


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