Sutd venture, innovation & entrepreneurship office

create4good
innovation fund

A social entrepreneurship initiative by the late
Kwek Leng Joo

we help you

BECOME THE CHANGEMAKER OF TOMORROW

Let's tackle Singapore’s social inequality issues together.Create4Good (C4G) Innovation Fund is an accelerator-like program aimed at enabling early start-up teams to fulfill their social impact objectives while building a sustainable model to ensure a lasting impact in the community.We want to help your business become the next exciting
social enterprise.

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our story

Create4Good (C4G) Innovation Fund is a social venture program by the late philanthropist Mr. Kwek Leng Joo, who made a personal mission to help youths focus their talents on tackling current and pressing social problems. The program has sharpened its focus on reducing societal inequality, aligning with the United Nation’s Development Goal #10.We create the platform for you to fulfill your mission to help underprivileged communities by providing you with the tools, network, and support so you can be the driver of your cause. You will learn the latest start-up methodology, attend panels and discussions, and get involved in the community – all within the context of social ventures.Together, you can make a difference.

getting started

ALL GOOD SOLUTIONS START WITH A GOOD PROBLEM

The journey starts with understanding the social inequality problem you are trying to solve. Having a deep understanding of the problem will help navigate the remainder course of the problem better. Learn more about UNSDG10 using this link or click the icon below.

Unsure if your project would have the right solution to tackle inequality? Contact us using the button below or check the project scopes from our alumni.

program outcome

giving fuel to passion

Through this program you can expect to receive:

  1. Mentorship from a suite of experienced mentors in the space you are working on.

  2. Resources to help your start-up meet your impact objectives, such as impact assessment toolkits, validation toolkits, impact business model canvas, and others.

  3. Networking and Exposure to the impact ecosystem through the events and activities happening throughout the program.

  4. Support from SUTD VIE includes venture partnership and incubation support. For selected teams, we will also provide $50,000 (equity-free) to support your impact venture.

Application checklist

  1. Prepare a project information deck (see template).

  2. Founder's CV.


Eligibility

  • At least one team member is affiliated with SUTD and/or SUTD-VIE program alumni.

  • The project should not have received more than $50,000 in funding at the point of application.

  • The team should not have incorporated a business entity before the program and will be required to incorporate it if awarded the grant.

Application Package

  1. Team Lead

  2. Role and Education background of each team member.

  3. Team Biography (50 words)

  4. Resume for each member (2-page)

  5. Declaration of any existing and upcoming funding status of the proposed solution

FAQ

Have more questions about the program? Check out our FAQ below for a collection of questions from you!

The program application will open in August 2024. Reach us below if you would like to get in touch for more information.

programs

DateTimeProgram Sign-Up Link
Jan 20252pmShowcase Day 
22 ,23, 24 Mar 2024VariesCreate4Good HackathonCLOSED

Showcase day 2024

The Showcase Day is the culmination of the team's development over the program. It comprises a pitch presentation from each team and a showcase of their solution.Details
19 Jan 2024 | 2pm
SUTD Library

TimeActivityVenue
1400Registration / Showcase TourLibrary Material Lounge
1430Pitch commencesLibrary iWall
1700Showcase TourLibrary Material Lounge
1700NetworkingLibrary Lounge

snapshot

meet our recent alumni

Since 2022, we have supported seven teams in receiving further support of a $50,000 pre-seed grant, incubation support, and a dedicated venture partner.

NavDeck

NavDeck is helping users to match their skills to pathways leading to great careers. Their platform provides personalized career guidance and connects job seekers with opportunities that align with their skills and interests.LinkedIn

Talula Hill
farmer's box

Talula Hill Farmer's Box is working to make fresh produce affordable to consumers. Their solution streamlines the supply chain, reducing inefficiencies and costs, and ultimately delivers high-quality produce at great prices.Web | Facebook | Instagram

Chat4good

Chat4Good is building the future of smart chatbots to accelerate aid distribution. By partnering with grant agencies, they accelerate access to financial support across Asia.

Stick ‘Em

Stick 'Em provides affordable, easy and fun STEAM education kits for the underprivileged. Coupled with a online ecosystem, learning about Robotics can be fun and affordable.
Web | Instagram

taptiles

Taptiles aim to provide a low-cost, sustainable energy generators with real-time data collection built into floor tiles.LinkedIn

Little changemakers

Little Changemakers' provides inclusive framework-based, thematic, sensory play kits and spaces for the differently-abled learners.
Web | Instagram | Facebook

Silver online service

Silver Online Service aims to close the gap in mobile phone usage among elders. It creates a digitally empowering screen-sharing for the elderly to get connected to help for mobile usage.
Instagram

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