- 10 startups pitched before a panel, to claim a top three spot; each wins over $30,000 worth of business support plus mentorship
- Top 3 startups are Lilee Perfume, Guub, and the moonbeam co.
- *SCAPE Creative Fellowship is Singapore’s premier entrepreneurship programme. Season 5’s program incorporated next generation technology, insights and practical skills, delivered by global thought-leaders in Web3 and sustainability
SINGAPORE, April 14, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Following an intensive, three-month entrepreneurship programme, *SCAPE and Pinnacle (the learning and development business of Singapore-based holding group Golden Equator) today announced the top three startups of *SCAPE Creative Fellowship Programme’s Demo Day. The winners are Lilee Perfume, Guub, and the moonbeam co. and the awards were presented by guest of honour, David Chua, Chairman of *SCAPE and Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Council.
Each of the three winners has also been awarded with over $30,000 worth of critical business support, including a three-month hotdesking pass at community-driven co-working space, SPECTRUM; an ACE membership which provides a range of business benefits spanning health and wellness, to cloud credits and Amazon Web Services (AWS) credits and business support. The winners will also have their startup business concepts meaningfully enabled, with three months of invaluable mentoring by key industry experts.
Speaking about the programme and its participants, Ivy Lim, Executive Director at *SCAPE said, “This year, we have seen a high calibre of committed and visionary youth entrepreneurs who are focused on solving key challenges that stand before this generation. They have demonstrated creative approaches and have leveraged leading-edge technology and concepts, including blockchain and decentralization, to help tackle these challenges.”
“The Creative Fellowship programme is founded on our mandate to support and empower youths, help them elevate their ideas into creative businesses and prepare them for success in an ever-changing business environment,” continued Lim. “In Season 5, working with our partners at Pinnacle by Golden Equator, we have infused the programme with Web3 insights and practical skills, delivered by global thought-leaders in their respective industries.”
Pictured left to right: Alan Lai (ProfilePrint), Shermaine Tay (Guub), Tong, Yi Xuan (Guub), Jean Yeow (Golden Equator Ventures), Marcus Yeo (Guub), Qi Herng Kong (the moonbeam co.), Varden Toh (the moonbeam co.), Julaina Jaffar (*SCAPE), Keith Tan (Crown Digital Pte Ltd), Benjamin ‘Ziggy’ Lee (Lilee Perfume), Jeffrey Seah (Quest Ventures), David Chua (Chairman of *SCAPE and Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Council)
As part of helping entrepreneurs develop their future thinking mindset and with the rise of the new iteration of the internet, the fifth season of *SCAPE Creative Fellowship has been one of the first few entrepreneurship programmes that introduced elements of Web3; with industry luminaries including George Wong (Head of Singapore and Malaysia, The Sandbox), and KC Wong (Blockchain Consultant, BC Labs), invited to speak with the startups. This allowed the young entrepreneurs to be introduced to the latest technology and able to apply the new knowledge and skills to their businesses where required. In addition, the three-month programme covered core business topics including investment strategies, marketing and sales funnel creation.
Pinnacle by Golden Equator, who has been working with government entities in the Southeast Asia region to deliver entrepreneurship bootcamps, designed and facilitated the programme and continues to leverage their network to support the startups in their forthcoming, three-month residency at SPECTRUM, Golden Equator’s shared workspace for high growth companies in tech and innovation.
Adam Flinter, Managing Partner of International Markets, at Golden Equator Group, shared “We’re honoured to work with *SCAPE, especially as we share a common philosophy in being advocates and enablers for the next generation. Following the event, we remain committed to providing platforms and programmes which maximise opportunities and create positive social and commercial impact for these young founders.
“We are very much looking forward to hosting the winning startups, at SPECTRUM, where they can explore their businesses in a supportive community environment, surrounded, mentored and inspired by fellow innovators,” he concluded.
Pinnacle has facilitated numerous entrepreneurship programmes working with government entities and private companies, across Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand and Korea, which have supported more than 200 startups and microbusinesses, helping them grow and expand in the region, and have helped them raise more than US$5 million in investment and contributed to more than 20 tech products built.
The learning and development business of Golden Equator, Pinnacle provides a range of programme initiatives, spanning NextGen empowerment and upskilling, entrepreneurship bootcamps, and executive learning. We believe that learning should go beyond the passive absorption of information – the drives our decision to bring in experts who engage in hands-on sessions with our clients.
For more information, please visit: https://www.pinnaclelearning.global/
Golden Equator Group (Golden Equator)
Golden Equator is a holding group of businesses committed to creating value beyond the financial. We envisage a world where communities, technology, capital, and learning converge to propel human potential and inspire new possibilities. We commit our talent and resources to develop future-focused solutions that empower the next generation and fuel meaningful connections, which maximise the potential for thriving business communities. In doing so, we amplify opportunities for collaboration and innovation.
For more information, please visit: https://www.goldenequator.com/
About *SCAPE and its Creative Fellowship Programme
*SCAPE Co., Ltd. is a non-profit organisation with its mission and vision rooted in support of youth, talent and leadership development. As the integrated talent and resource hub for young people in Singapore, *SCAPE offers a holistic network of programmes, communities, partners and facilities to support youths in their pursuit of interests and passion areas. Through guidance and facilitation, the youth of today will be inspired and empowered to DREAM IT AND LIVE IT at *SCAPE!
The *SCAPE Creative Fellowship programme is a startup accelerator built to turn ideas into creative businesses for youth entrepreneurs who are solving problems in the creative industry or have creative components in their business solution.