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ALIPAY-NUS ENTERPRISE

SOCIAL INNOVATION CHALLENGE

Harnessing digital technology for social impact in Southeast Asia

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Closing date: 15 Jan 2019

ORGANISERS

The Challenge

Ant Financial, the parent company of Alipay, and NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore, are committed to promoting equal development opportunities in the Southeast Asia region.

The Alipay-NUS Enterprise Social Innovation Challenge is a joint initiative to seek out the most innovative social impact enterprises, with a focus on digital technology towards building an inclusive society. Top innovations will receive further support to amplify their positive impact on society.

  • 3 Countries
  • 30 teams
  • 9 finalists
  • S$140,000
    cash prizes
Singapore
Indonesia
Malaysia

BENEFITS

TIMELINE

Application Period

Online

1 Nov 2018 - 15 Jan 2019

Launch Event➤

Singapore

16 Nov 2018

21 Nov 2018

Application Close

Online

15 Jan 2019

Announcement of top 10 semifinalists in each country

Online

20 Feb 2019

Singapore Final - Pitching session

SIngapore

4 Mar 2019

Malaysia Final - Pitching session

Malaysia

6 Mar 2019

Indonesia Final - Pitching session

Indonesia

8 Mar 2019

Announcement of top 3 finalists in each country

Online

13 Mar 2019

Grand Finale in Singapore
(Exact date TBA)

Singapore

First week of Apr 2019

Application Period

Online

1 Nov 2018 - 15 Jan 2019

Launch Event➤

Singapore

16 Nov 2018

Application Close

Online

15 Jan 2019

Announcement of top 10 semifinalists in each country

Online

20 Feb 2019

Singapore Final - Pitching session

Singapore

4 Mar 2019

Announcement of top 3 finalists in each country

Online

13 Mar 2019

Grand Finale in Singapore
(Exact date TBA)

Singapore

First week of Apr 2019

Application Period

Online

1 Nov 2018 - 15 Jan 2019

21 Nov 2018

Application Close

Online

15 Jan 2019

Announcement of top 10 semifinalists in each country

Online

20 Feb 2019

Indonesia Final - Pitching session

Indonesia

6 Mar 2019

Announcement of top 3 finalists in each country

Online

13 Mar 2019

Grand Finale in Singapore
(Exact date TBA)

Singapore

First week of Apr 2019

Application Period

Online

1 Nov 2018 - 15 Jan 2019

Application Close

Online

15 Jan 2019

Announcement of top 10 in each country

Online

20 Feb 2019

Malaysia Final - Pitching session

Malaysia

8 Mar 2019

Announcement of top 3 finalists in each country

Online

13 Mar 2019

Grand Finale in Singapore
(Exact date TBA)

Singapore

First week of Apr 2019

What
Are We Looking For

The challenge will be accessible to all innovators/start-ups which aim to achieve social impact in Singapore and/or Southeast Asia (starting with Indonesia and Malaysia first) by leveraging technology to solve social issues relating to equality development and opportunities.

The challenge aims to attract start-ups that are ready to scale based on proof of concepts. Up to 10 start-ups will be shortlisted in each country for a chance to pitch for S$10,000. Top 3 teams from each country will join the grand finale for a chance at the S$50,000 grand prize.

Areas of focus could include but not limited to the following:
• Helping low-income groups gain access to more jobs or education opportunities.
• Helping the elderly and the disadvantaged groups such as people with disabilities, migrant workers and low-income families keep pace with the fast-changing society as technology advances.

Joining Forces To Drive Digital Innovation

ABOUT ANT FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP

Ant Financial Services Group is dedicated to using technology to bring the world equal opportunities. Our technologies, including blockchain, artificial intelligence, security, Internet of Things and computing, empower us and our ecosystem partners to serve the unbanked and underbanked, bringing more secure, transparent, cost-effective and inclusive financial services to individuals and SMEs worldwide.

Ant Financial has formed international partnerships with global strategic partners to serve local users in those markets, and we serve Chinese travelers overseas by connecting Alipay with online and offline merchants in popular destinations. Brands under Ant Financial Services Group include Alipay, Ant Fortune, Zhima Credit, MYbank and Ant Financial Cloud.

For more information on Ant Financial, please visit our website at www.antfin.com or follow us on Twitter @AntFinancial.

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ABOUT NUS ENTERPRISE

NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore (NUS), plays a pivotal role in advancing innovation and entrepreneurship at NUS and beyond. It actively promotes entrepreneurship and cultivates global mind-sets and talents through the synergies of experiential entrepreneurial education, active industry partnerships, holistic entrepreneurship support and catalytic entrepreneurship outreach. Its initiatives and global connections support a range of entrepreneurial journeys and foster ecosystem building in new markets. These initiatives augment and complement the University’s academic programmes and act as a unique bridge to industry well beyond Singapore’s shores.

For more information, please visit https://enterprise.nus.edu.sg

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ECOSYSTEM PARTNERS

SPECIAL MEDIA PARTNERS

COMMUNITY/SUPPORTING PARTNERS

HARNESSING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
FOR SOCIAL IMPACT IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

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