Social impact is something that is talked about a lot. Companies like to promote themselves as fighting the common cause and achieving social goals. While a lot of these are misplaced, there are great institutions, communities and companies that have achieved a lot in the domain of social impact.
Words that are closely associated with social impact are social innovation and entrepreneurship. The use of technology to bring about meaningful societal change is also relevant. We have identified a few startups in this domain that have achieved enviable results in Singapore.
Infertility in women is a sensitive and awkward topic not just in Singapore, but most of Asia. Eggchill was founded by a group of women to help women who face issues about infertility and egg freezing. They refer such clients to trusted clinics and assist them through the process. Eggchill was incubated at Tech for good Singapore, a leading social impact startup incubator here.
Urbink is a logistics solution platform with a social cause. They connect the needy and less fortunate to industry. They focusses on economic last mile delivery and hire at-risk people including the poor, disabled and retirees as employees.
Billionbricks tackle a very challenging issue that has confounded even governments – homelessness. They are an innovation design studio and provide design consultancy to build shelters for the homeless. They are headquartered in Singapore, with additional offices in the US and India. They provide services to developing nations such as India, Cambodia and Malaysia.
This is an incredible startup. Happi basically asks you to pick a cause or charity that you like, answer a few questions and that’s it! They donate money to the cause through partnerships with corporates and you may even win a gift through a lucky draw. Really, it leaves everyone happy!
The thought collective
The thought collective is a community with the intention of growing Singapore’s human and emotional capital. Founded by popular entrepreneur and recently elected member of parliament Shiao Yin Kuik, thought collective is a team of design and creative consultants who curate content with the aimof building up emotional capital and brings people together to contribute to the wider community.
Wearesg brings together these 5 startups and holds an impact seminar with the founders of these startups. Shiao Yin Kuik, perhaps the most decorated of the founders, will be our main speaker for the event. Come and join us at NTU’s Wee Kim Wee school on the 24th of July at 9 am!