Steve Leonard, the chief executive of government-backed investment organisation SGInnovate, talked about Singapore’s strong fundamentals of capital, connectivity and its existing entrepreneurial community which translated to a strong foundation for further growth of Singapore’s startup ecosystem, despite growing global competition.
Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced the launch of the two new programmes at the opening of the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology - a polytechnic incubator programme and an entrepreneurial training programme for researchers.
Over S$25 million will be committed by the government to "bold measures" that will nurture a healthy innovation ecosystem in Singapore. This was announced by Minister Heng Swee Keat at the opening of the Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology (SWITCH).
Singapore is a leading tech hub, but domestic entrepreneurs lack meaningful visions, according to Grace Sai, CEO and co-founder of Impact Hub Singapore. Sai was speaking during SWITCH, the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology