Social Venture Challenge Asia 2016 Awards Ceremony

About The Event: 

Celebrate the 2016 winners of the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia!

From over 1000 entries, the social enterprises were shortlisted down to 120 of the best in the region and then finally, 12 semi-finalists were chosen the winning teams will receive a total of SGD 170,000 in seed funding to accelerate their social impact. In addition to the Grand Prize and Jury Prize winner, there are two Syngenta Agriculture Social Enterprise awardees and one Singapore winner for the raiSE VentureForGood Grant Award.

Find out how these social enterprises are improving lives through their innovative ideas, in more than 12 countries across Asia. Meet the dynamic social enterpreneurs behind these impactful ventures, and mingle with like-minded changemakers. Be inspired to #ChangeAsiaToday!

The Awards Ceremony will feature a keynote by Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever and Chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Under his leadership, Unilever has an ambitious vision to fully decouple its growth from overall environmental footprint and increase its positive social impact through the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. Hear from this inspiring leader on how businesses can lead the way to a better world!

HAVE YOUR SAY - vote for your favourite social enterprise and the winner will receive the Asia For Good Readers' Choice Award. Read more about the top 12 social enterprises and then cast your vote here.

Programme Overview:

2.00 - 2.30pm: Registration and arrival of guests

2.30 - 4.00pm: Awards Ceremony Programme

  • Welcome Address by NUS Enterprise and DBS Foundation
  • Keynote Address by Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever
  • Pitching by Finalists and Q&A
  • Presentation of Awards

4.00pm onwards: Tea Reception and Social Enterprise Showcase


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15 Sep 2016


NUS University Cultural Centre, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent

Event Organiser: 

DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia