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innovfest unbound 2018 in Singapore Event Wrap Up

innovfest unboundSoutheas 2018, one of Asia’s largest innovation festival, wrapped up the fourth edition of its annual two-day event at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore this week. The event, jointly organized by Unbound and NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial arm

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OCBC Bank and StarHub Launches Singapore’s First Cross Industry Loyalty Programme

OCBC Bank and StarHub are jointly developing Singapore’s first loyalty alliance so Singaporean consumers will be able to exchange, consolidate and redeem loyalty rewards – such as rewards points and air miles – earned from market-leading partners across industries. Set

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AfDB Partners with Microsoft & Facebook to Tackle Unemployment

The African Development Bank, together with partners – The Rockefeller Foundation, Microsoft, and Facebook –launched the Coding for Employment Program at the African Innovation Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. By training youth in demand-driven Information and Communications Technology (ICT) curriculum and

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Leonard Cheong Appointed Managing Director of AdNovum Singapore

The executive board of the Swiss software company AdNovum has appointed Leonard Cheong as managing director of AdNovum Singapore. Leonard Cheong joined AdNovum Singapore on March 1 and took over the position in May 2018, succeeding Moritz Kuhn. In his

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Korean Startups Competing at Runway to RISE

Runway to RISE Seoul Pitch Competition will be hosted by 500v2 at Google’s Campus Seoul on June 14th. The Korean startups competing have been announced. This will be the first time RISE has come to Seoul. Runway to RISE travels to 8

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JLL Spark Announces US$100 Million Proptech Global Venture Fund

JLL Spark,announces today the creation of JLL Spark Global Venture Fund, which plans to invest up to US$100 million in companies focused on leveraging technology to improve everything from real estate development and management to leasing and investing, while enhancing

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Australia, Singapore And Sweden Top New Technological Readiness Ranking

Government investment will drive a broad-based improvement in countries’ tech-readiness in the next five years, is the key finding of Preparing for disruption: Technological Readiness Ranking, a report released tJune 5th by The Economist Intelligence Unit. Spending on e-government, cyber-security and

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OCBC’s Next Digital Play: Instant Bank Account Opening

OCBC Bank claims to be the first Singapore bank to roll out a digital instant account-opening service for all customers who are Singaporeans or permanent residents. Even if you do not currently have any relationship with OCBC Bank, you can

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UQPAY Li Wangjian: Application Analysis of Blockchain Technology in Cross-Border Acquiring

At present, Blockchain technology, as an underlying technology refined from Bitcoin currency experiment, has quickly become the most concerned new financial technology because of its characteristics such as weak-centered, trust-free, low cost and natural settlement. Almost all finance-related fields have

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FinTech Cooperation between Singapore and India

The Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Government of India, and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen cooperation in financial innovation between Singapore and India, through the establishment of a Joint Working Group (JWG).

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