Singapore’s entrepreneurs have often had to overcome family pressure — but that may be slowly changing

[First appeared on CNBC] KEY POINTS Given the “bleak job market outlook,” some parents in Singapore appear more willing to allow their children to start their own businesses, said venture capitalist Christopher Quek. For its part, the Singapore government has been offering support for start-ups, including help in areas such as Read more…

Govt’s S$300 million injection into deep-tech scheme will benefit Singapore. But some concerns remain

[First appeared on Today Online] – Among the many announcements in Budget 2020, one which slipped under the radar was the S$300 million injection by the Government into Startup SG Equity for deep-technology startups. Under the scheme, the Government will co-invest up to S$4 million with qualified third-party investors into eligible Read more…

Sustainability is about collaboration and multiplying the effect to create an impact

Sustainability is about collaboration and multiplying the effect to create an impact John Cheng, director of Innovate360 and third-generation entrepreneur of Cheng Yew Heng In kuehs and putu mayam (traditional Singaporean local cake desserts), the red jaggery sugar is a key ingredient used for its texture and celebratory color. But these desserts Read more…