Friday, July 10, 2020
Singapore scientists testing a Covid-19 vaccine from US firm Arcturus Therapeutics plan to start human trials in August after promising initial responses in mice. More than 100 vaccines are being developed globally, including several already in human trials from the likes of AstraZeneca and Pfizer, to try...
Venture capital may sound exotic to most SMEs. Most associate VC with successful startups like ride-hailing firm Grab or e-commerce giant Lazada, or with aggressive funds like the storied American VC firm Sequoia Capital. But how does one become a venture capitalist? Spend years earning their stripes in a consulting...
In a national broadcast, Singapore’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Chan Chun Sing, spoke about how the Government will create opportunities for all to improve their lives at every stage of their careers. COVID-19 had hit Singapore particularly hard, resulting in the closure of many small businesses and the...
Despite a lull in COVID-19 cases and the end of the circuit-breaker lockdown, Singaporean SMEs are still struggling to make up for lost time and revenue. This is especially hard for businesses that require high physical contact in order to operate. One such example is the Aesteem Aesthetic Clinic, owned...
Grab has launched its Small Business Booster Programme in Singapore. Said programme will include tools and initiatives that will make it much easier for offline businesses to transform themselves and make the shift towards digitisation. The programme also aims to help those already on the Grab platform to expand...
Recently, it has been revealed that up to 5,000 firms have borrowed up to S$4.5 billion from government-assisted schemes over the past few weeks in order to strengthen their defences against the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Several companies have notified The Straits Times that they are utilising these financial...
Cash flow has always been a problem for SMEs, even before the COVID-19 pandemic. A general lack of sufficient support as well as their size made it neither easy nor simple for SMEs to establish a proper cash flow. The onset of COVID-19 only served to make the situation...
Landlords will have to start digging into their pockets soon as amendments to Singapore’s COVID-19 regulations are set to be introduced on 5 June. These amendments will enforce aforementioned landlords to provide SMEs with more rental relief to preserve their businesses. As long as the leases or licences were in...
Former Malaysian Digital Association president teams up with Vietnamese technopreneur to launch SEA’s first-ever AI-powered customer data platformBusinesses looking to make sense of their customer data are now in luck with the launch of the Antsomi CDP 365 software. The software, launched by Singaporean-based tech startup company...
Many businesses have suffered as a result of COVID-19. Businesses that require especially high contact with clients and customers in particular have been hit incredibly hard. As such, many are fearing for their jobs in such sectors while others might be worried they might not be able to find...
Singapore is set to lift its lockdown measures as citizens slowly return to normalcy. The 'circuit breaker', as Singapore's lockdown measures were known, are to be lifted Tuesday in a phased reopening. The reopening will allow students back in the classroom and 75 percent of the economy to resume...
Singapore is becoming more and more digitally connected; even more so with the hazards of COVID-19 accelerating digital transformation. In an effort to ensure no one gets left behind, the government intends to set up a new digitalisation office to double down on outreach efforts to the hardest-to-reach segments...

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