Have you ever heard of the Lotus-NUS Fund?

The Lotus-NUS Fund provides seed funding for social impact-driven start-ups that are founded by Singaporeans who are NUS affiliated (students / staff / alumni), to accelerate their growth to a stage where they can attract further funding to build a sustainable and scalable venture.

Social Venture Lab @ NUS is pleased to announce the following 5 inspiring social enterprises as the recipients of the Lotus-NUS Fund this year!

  1. Bago Sphere|CEO & Co-founder: Lee Zhihan, NUS Engineering ‘2011
  • Runs immersive, experiential training programs and connects students directly with employers.
  1. BloomBack| CTO & Co-founder: Zech Ng, NUS Computing’2006
  • BloomBack aims to empower marginalised women in the community. As a one-stop online floral marketplace, every gift purchased from BloomBack will contribute towards funding holistic skills training programmes for their beneficiaries.
  1. SkolaFund | COO & Co-founder: Syakir Hashim, NUS Arts & Social Sciences’2016
  • Scholarship crowdsourcing platform that matches deserving underprivileged undergraduates with funders.
  1. WateROAM|CEO & Co-founder: David Pong, NUS Business’2014
  • Eradicates global thirst by developing portable water filtration systems that provide communities in rural regions and disaster-hit locations with rapid access to clean and affordable drinking water.
  1. Wonderlabs Foundation|Co-founder: Keith Tan, NUS Arts & Social Sciences’2016
  • Providing development and training opportunities to youth in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Isn’t it interesting? Do research more on them if you are interested!

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