Join Singtel Future Makers 2018
Support the UN SDGs
Scale your Social Impact

Join Singtel Future Makers 2018
And Create A Positive Social Impact!

If you are a social changemaker, entrepreneur and innovator who is looking to scale your impact – we would love to hear from you!

Singtel Future Makers 2018 is a 4-month social innovation programme in Singapore comprising up to S$140,000 grants for the start-ups, mentoring by cross-sector experts, competency workshops, networking and strategic partnership opportunities with the Singtel Group and our partners.

In 2017, we held our inaugural regional programme in Sydney for six of our Future Makers start-ups from Singtel, Optus and Globe to participate and pitch at the Impact Investment Summit Asia Pacific as well as receive further regional capacity-building support by our business and community partners in Australia.

Apply by 17 Apr (Round 1)
*on a rolling basis

Singtel supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals with 11 SDGs aligned to our corporate sustainability agenda (click here for more info). We are looking for social impact start-ups that are solving community and environmental issues which fall under these SDGs. Apply now and be a changemaker!

Why Join Singtel Future Makers

Singtel Future Makers aims to help build and support an ecosystem of change agents, innovation, capacity building and collaboration that will help transform the lives of the vulnerable in the community, as well as support caregivers and Social Service Organisations. This social innovation programme comprises community engagement, mentorship, coaching and funding support for social entrepreneurs in Singapore. Singtel Future Makers is open to passionate individuals who believe that technological innovation plays a key role in addressing social causes in Singapore and beyond.

Capacity Building

Tailored competency workshops, dedicated mentoring, 1-on-1 business coaching and community networking events

Regional Network

Regional cross-sector ecosystem for collaboration and market opportunities

Attractive Funding

More than S$500,000 grants and technology support for selected start-ups in the Singtel Group Asia Pacific Future Makers local and regional social innovation programmes

Singtel Group Asia Pacific Future Makers (Regional track)

A maximum of seven start-ups will participate in the local track of Singtel Future Makers 2018. Upon completion of the 4-month programme in Singapore, up to two of the most promising social impact start-ups with regional potential will be selected to compete in the Singtel Group Asia Pacific Future Makers, together with finalists from Optus and our regional Associates.


Programme Highlights & Statistics

In our second run in Singapore, we received 103 applications, an overwhelming increase of 46% from 2016. The top 22 social entrepreneurs, helming 7 social impact start-ups, were then selected to undergo training for the programme.


Provided to the start-ups from Singtel Future Makers


Fund pool for regional Finalists from Singtel, Optus, and Globe Future Makers


With 18 Singtel staff volunteers


Represented by
programme attendees


Group topical mentoring sessions


Coaching and mentoring sessions delivered




Community and other events

Key Dates in 2018

27 Mar

Application Opening Date

17 Apr

Application Closing Date (Round 1)
* Acceptance is on a rolling basis

6 May

Application Closing Date (Round 2)


Preliminary Shortlisting and Pitching

6 & 7 Jun

Panel Evaluation (Final Round)

End Jun

Start of Programme


Singtel Future Makers 2018 Local Track


Regional Track Selection and Commencement

27 Mar
Application Opening Date

17 Apr
Application Closing Date (Round 1)
* Acceptance is on a rolling basis

6 May
Application Closing Date (Round 2)

Preliminary Shortlisting and Pitching

6 & 7 Jun
Panel Evaluation (Final Round)

End Jun
Start of Programme

Singtel Future Makers 2018 Local Track

Regional Track Selection and Commencement

Our Alumni



What It’s Like To Be A Part Of Us

With Singtel’s networks, connections and expertise in technology, they can be really strong partners for these start-ups and help them succeed and scale.

Vishal Harnal, Partner, 500 Startups

I think it’s a very exciting platform for people to come and co-create ideas.

Ng Ling Ling, Managing Director, Community Chest,
Assistant CEO, National Council of Social Service

As a community partner of Singtel Future Makers, MINDS has benefited from the increased awareness of our causes with the biggest takeaway as the joint development of an independent travel support app by Hapticus with the support of Singtel and SMRT.

Jeff Kwan, Director of Social Enterprises and Employment Development, MINDS
NCSS Sun Ray Social Service Professional
Start-up Mentor

Past Mentors and Speakers

We assembled a pool of external industry experts, in addition to our corporate skilled mentors, with cross-sector experiences and expertise:


Audrey Chia

Associate Professor, National University of Singapore


Jane Lim

Consultant, Shopee


Jeff Kwan

Director, Social Enterprises & Employment Development, MINDS


Monica Tsai

Head of Telco, Partnership Solutions, Google


Ng Ling Ling

Assistant CEO, NCSS, & Managing Director, Community Chest


Richardo Chua

Managing Director, Adrenalin Group Pte. Ltd.


Vishal Harnal

Partner, 500 Startups


Herk Ng

Assistant CEO, SG Enable


Casper Ng

Head (Social Finance), raiSE


Gerald Tock

COO, iCandy Interactive Limited


Mouna Aouri Langendorf

CEO, Woomentum


Hannah Nguyen

Omidyar Network


The Singtel Group Asia Pacific Future Makers programme provided us with the tools, framework, and mentorship support which allowed us to better understand and refine our social impact and business proposition. It has also introduced us to the wide network of community partners that Singtel has, and players in the social space ecosystem to learn, interact and share.

Amir Nivy, Founder and CEO of Hapticus
Regional Finalist of Singtel Future Makers 2017

Singtel Future Makers deeply impacted and accelerated CaptionCube’s progress in more aspects than we’ve expected. If you are committed to building a sustainable social enterprise, Singtel Future Makers 2017 would be the best nurturing ground for you. Sign up now for this invaluable journey!

Testimonials - Li Kunqi

Li Kunqi, CEO, CaptionCube

Singtel Future Makers has been a great learning experience for Our team is super grateful to everyone at Singtel Future Makers for putting this amazing programme together as it challenged us to raise the bar higher and connected us with great opportunities.

Testimonials - Aseem K Thakur

Aseem K Thakur, Co-founder,, Community Chest Sustainable Giving Award Recipient 2016

Apply by 17 Apr (Round 1)
*on a rolling basis

Singtel is Asia’s leading communications technology group, providing a portfolio of services from next-generation communication, technology services to infotainment to both consumers and businesses. For consumers, Singtel delivers a complete and integrated suite of services, including mobile, broadband and TV. For businesses, Singtel offers a complementary array of workforce mobility solutions, data hosting, cloud, network infrastructure, analytics and cyber-security capabilities. The Group has presence in Asia, Australia and Africa and reaches over 685 million mobile customers in 22 countries. Its infrastructure and technology services for businesses span 21 countries, with more than 428 direct points of presence in 362 cities. For more information, visit

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