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The DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia (SVC Asia) is an Asia-wide competition for social enterprises, open to
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Strengthened by
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Kakoa is a “bean to bar”
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Backstreet Academy seeks
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IMPACTFUL MILESTONES
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Zaya Learning Labs (2014
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DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia 2014-15 Report

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A look back at the 2015 & 2014 edition of the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia (www.socialventurechallenge.asia)

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DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia 2014-15 Report

  1. 1. The DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia (SVC Asia) is an Asia-wide competition for social enterprises, open to any member of the public. Organised by NUS Enterprise in partnership with the DBS Foundation, the Challenge aims to identify and support new social ventures that have the potential to generate positive, scalable and sustainable social impact. Spanning over 5 months, the Challenge aims to raise awareness of social entrepreneurship and build a robust community of social entrepreneurs and capacity builders across Asia. The Challenge also provides multi-dimensional support for budding social entrepreneurs and builds capacity through public education in social entrepreneurship. Through SVC Asia, budding social entrepreneurs across Asia gain access to a comprehensive regional platform to learn how to develop their ideas into scalable and sustainable social ventures. Besides providing an online portal of useful resources, SVC Asia and its network of local community partners organise a series of workshops and networking events in various Asian countries. Participants learn how to design a viable business model for their social venture, receive advice and mentorship from experienced social entrepreneurs, impact investors and industry experts, as well as network with likeminded social entrepreneurs to exchange ideas and form teams. Furthermore, participants who qualify will also have the opportunity to travel to Singapore for mentoring & coaching with experts, before facing the semi-final and final rounds of judging. The Challenge will culminate with a prestigious awards ceremony. With a dedicated learning platform and meaningful networks as well as increased awareness and support for budding social entrepreneurs, the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia will accelerate the impact of winning entries to solve today’s most pressing social problems. A Look Back at 2015 & 2014
  2. 2. North-East/ East Asia 19% South-East Asia 42% South Asia 37% Others 2% 683 30 entries countries 1,565participants South-East Asia 37% South Asia 49% North-East/ East Asia 13% Others 1% 1,204 participants 418 19 entries countries ENTRIES How they stacked up 2014 2015
  3. 3. Strengthened by JUDGES & MENTORS 2014 2015 TOTAL163 255 Male 55% Female 45% Male 59% Female 41% Resource Providers 46% Social Entrepreneur 14% Investor 16% Practitioner 24% Industries & Sectors Social Entrepreneur 14% Investor 13% Resource Providers 48% Practitioner 25% Industries & Sectors 29 countries
  4. 4. PARTNERS who added to the reach China Hong Kong India Indonesia Malaysia Singapore South Korea Taiwan Thailand Global/Regional Cambodia 2014 201532 Partners 49 Partners Global/ Regional Taiwan China Hong Kong India Indonesia ThailandSouth KoreaMalaysia SingaporeCambodia 17% 6% 3% 17% 6% 13% 23% 6% 6% 3% 0% 25% 2% 4% 18% 6% 6% 23% 2% 4% 6% 4%
  5. 5. 250 150 100 25 10 683entries Nepal Myanmar Bangladesh Japan Cambodia South Korea Laos Sri Lanka Pakistan Bhutan Mongolia Turkey Bahrain UAE Kyrgystan Kazaksthan Afghanistan Russia Australia New Zealand East Timor Brunei India 229 Singapore 115 Indonesia 75China 44 Taiwan 50 Hong Kong 22 Malaysia 25 Phillipines 19 Thailand 17 Vietnam 12 SVC ASIA 2015 AT A GLANCE COUNTRY OF IMPACT
  6. 6. Note: Based on 683 entries; some entries fall into multiple sectors INDUSTRY Education 18% Web/Mobile 14% Healthcare/ Sanitation 13% Energy/ Environment 12% Agriculture 9% Arts/Fashion 5% Tourism 4% F&B 3% Transport 3% Financial Services 3%Industry Others 16%
  7. 7. STAGE OF VENTURE Idea or prototyping stage 42% still validating idea or building minimum viable product Operational stage 11% consistently generating revenues Growth stage 9% expanding to new regions to grow in size and impact Pilot stage 17% PARTICIPANT PROFILE 36% 64% Full-time employee 32% Self- employed 30% Full-time students 25% Part-time students 4% Others 9% Fundraising stage 21% raising seed capital
  8. 8. EVENTS that created the buzz AWARENESS Designing for the 90% Idea to Enterprise Seminar 69 180 AWARDS CEREMONY CAPACITY BUILDING Indonesia Workshops Hong Kong Workshops Taiwan Workshops India Workshops Singapore Workshops Cambodia Workshops Malaysia Workshops 3684 100110 4247 34 1st runner-up $30,000 MicroX-Labs Winner $100,000 Learn Education 2nd runner-up $20,000 iHealth Express raiSE Grant awardee $50,000 SDI Academy raiSE Grant awardee $25,000 Society Staples 221 Numer of Attendees
  9. 9. TwitterFacebook Indonesia Singapore India Taiwan Hong Kong United States Thailand Malaysia China Vietnam Others 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 (%) Jan - Jun 2015 290,373 Impressions 1,860 Clicks 42,413 Video Views Semi-finalists Video Campaign 2,409 Total Likes 109,723 Total Reach 49,370 Page Visits 19,060 Tweet Impressions 1,277 Profile Visits 207 Mentions MEDIA DASHBOARD Website Jan - Jun 2015 52,392 Unique Users 122,630 Page Views
  10. 10. THAILAND REGIONAL ONLINE MEDIA AND PRESS COVERAGE IN 2014-15 INDIA JAPANCHINA PHILIPPINES INDONESIA ASIA SINGAPORE GLOBAL
  11. 11. FINALISTS 2015 Kakoa is a “bean to bar” chocolate maker that is partnering with smallholder cocoa farmers in Indonesia, and operating down the cocoa value chain to bring premium quality, locally sourced and produced chocolate to its customers. www.kakoachocolate.com Koe Koe Tech aims to improve the healthcare system as well as other sectors in Myanmar by providing apps and SMS services that will provide informational content, telemedicine, cash transfers, and health products and services to women, men, parents and expecting parents. www.koekoetech.com iHealth Express Group runs a mobile medical system to provide more accessible services for all, eliminating inequality in healthcare delivery in Taiwan. www.ihealth.com.tw Learn Education aims to improve the quality of Education in Thailand by leveraging blended-learning technology tools to help teacher provide quality education to students in science and math subjects–currently impacting 29 schools. www.learn.co.th MicroX Labs is creating a technological platform to make affordable and accurate point-of-care diagnostics devices, starting with the most common diagnostics test known as Complete Blood Count (CBC) test. www.microxlabs.com 1st 2nd 3rd Hilltribe Organics sustainably triples the income of Thai hilltribe farmers through free-range, organic chicken farms producing “naturally perfect” eggs. Sold by leading retailers and used by acclaimed chefs, Hilltribe Organics eggs provide the healthiest nutrition and exceptional taste to the emerging middle class in Thailand and soon abroad. www.hilltribeorganics.com
  12. 12. SEMI-FINALISTS 2015 Backstreet Academy seeks to alleviate poverty in developing countries by empowering locals with direct access to the tourism market through their integrated web/mobile platform where everyone at the Bottom of the Pyramid, regardless of education & access to technology, can host unique tours & activities for tourists looking for an authentic experience. www.backstreetacademy.com Doing Good Fellows addresses the gap between demand and supply of professional services for NGOs by using people-power, through their online impact-creation marketplace model. www.doinggoodfellows.org MyKavach is a Bluetooth enabled SOS lifestyle accessory for women that would instantly notify the authorities and well-wishers at the touch of their fingers. www.mykavach.com Shudhatta invented a low-cost twisted tape “swirler” (TT) pack that easily integrates into traditional cooking methods, enabling villagers to cook faster, use less fuel, and improve their health. www.shudhatta.org Siam Organic works closely with small-scale Thai farmers to increase their quality of life through growing a new variety of rice. Jasberry rice is a highly nutritious & innovative rice that took 12 years to develop, dark purple in color, it’s organic, non-GMO, whole grain and absolutely delicious. www.fb.com/siamorganic Talk-Now is a wearable device that allows people who cannot speak to communicate with speed and independence with others, by translating sign language to text and voice.
  13. 13. SPECIAL SINGAPORE AWARDS 2015 Society Staples is a platform to connect society and Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) through sports, such as team building programmes and inclusive sports initiatives. www.fb.com/SocietyStaples Grant Awardee Society Staples SDI Academy seeks to champion the welfare of the migrant workers as well as to create an inclusive society in Singapore by empowering migrant workers with communication skills. www.sdi.academy Grant Awardee SDI Academy
  14. 14. FEEDBACK 2015 How do you benefit from the SVC Asia competition? Not important Very important Prize Money Networks and exposure Peer Support Feedback from judges/mentors Media publicity Learnings/Workshops Presentation & Pitch Coaching Did you feel your time was well-spent? Overall experience of the competition Unsatisfactory Great 11% 33% 56% Waste of time Very productive 67% 33% Unsatisfactory Very happy 44% 56% What we liked most were the people we interacted with: mentors, judges, investors and the other participating teams. We are grateful to have gotten a chance to meet, learn more from other teams, exchange ideas and perspectives. The whole experience has enriched our skills and knowledge, and also boosted our passion to create more social impact. Tanin Timting Learn Education, Thailand (Winner) Hear what the teams have to say... This was really one of the most effective events I've been to, considering your very deep investor network. The competition also really forced us to revise and improve our business model. Michael Lwin, Co-founder Koe Koe Tech, Myanmar (Semi-finalist) We would like to thank your team and the organisers of SVC Asia 2015 for the detailed feedback on our entry. Given the stage of our project, the feedback is of immense value for us, and will help us in strengthening our concept even further. Looking forward to many more exciting opportunities from DBS Foundation, NUS Enterprise and your network of collaborators. Ashish Kumar Harmony Collaborative, India (Prelim entrant)
  15. 15. IMPACTFUL MILESTONES of our 2014 winners after SVC Asia Zaya Learning Labs (2014 grand prize winner) received a seed round of investment from the Pearson Affordable Learning Fund and an angel investor. In the last year, Zaya Learning Labs has increased its presence to 4 cities in India, reaching over 50 schools, 30 vocational training centers with over 20,000 students using their ClassCloud platform and learning their English, Math, and Science with their teacher and on their tablets. These schools are located in in areas where poor internet connectivity would otherwise have excluded them from using online digital content and blended learning. And they will be starting to supply schools in Africa with the same Zaya ClassCloud platform and content! www.zaya.in Bodhi Health Education (2014 second runner up) received US$200,000 in equity investment led by Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship, IIM Ahmedabad, Village Capital and distinguished angel investors after winning The Last mile Accelerator programme. The Company provides technology based medical education solutions for training of frontline health care professionals, serving the bottom of the pyramid populations in India. This injection of funds will help Bodhi in enhancing its technology platform - mobile and web; building the curriculum repository and putting in place a strong business development team. Bodhi Health Education has trained over 1,000 health workers for national public healthcare program and outreach focused hospital chains in various states. Recently the Company has engaged with All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi to provide eLearning based training in infection control to 5,000 nursing staff at the hospital. www.bodhihealthedu.org Local Alike promotes community-based tourism, and has partnered with AIS, Thailand’s leading telco, to install internet networks within various rural communities in Thailand. They now work with 18 communities, and with first round investment from ChangeVenture and other angel investors. They plan to launch their new version of platform that will contain tour packages and activities from at least 30 villages in Thailand and Indonesia in November and expand to other countries throughout South East Asia next year. www.localalike.com

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