Singtel Future Makers 2020

Join now for the opportunity to collaborate with Singtel
to unlock business outcomes and scale your social impact

Singtel Future Makers 2020

Join now for the opportunity to collaborate with Singtel to unlock business outcomes and scale your social impact

In 2020, Singtel Future Makers seeks start-ups that are looking to work with Singtel business units on innovative technological solutions that can ignite strategic outcomes for the business and the community.

Start-ups will be supported from a cash pool grant of up $150,000, gain access to the knowledge and expertise from Singtel leaders and cross-sector experts and have the opportunity to connect with business and community partners in Singapore and the region.

Thank you for your interest.

Applications are now closed. Do stay tune for more updates.

Why Join Singtel Future Makers?

Capacity Building

Capacity Building

Curated workshops, dedicated mentoring, 1-on-1 coaching to support the development of solution

Networking Opportunities

Networking Opportunities

Access to community partners, business leaders and potential investors in Singapore and the region



Supported from a cash pool grant of up $150,000 to trial the proof of concept and scale your solutions

2020 Themes and Finalists

In 2020, Singtel Future Makers adopted a “Shared Value” approach to create joint opportunities between social impact start-ups and the business.

We identified the following themes and challenge statements aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that can address business and social issues.


Digital Enablement

Using digital technologies to improve the quality of life of vulnerable population

How can we leverage mobile wallets to enable financial inclusion, especially for underprivileged and social enterprises?

An online marketplace platform that connects socially and environmentally conscious consumers to impact-driven sellers, while providing and linking resources to help them sustain.

How can we leverage digital technologies to empower seniors, persons with disabilities to live with dignity?

GenConnects develops rehabilitative games based on research for persons with Dementia to stimulate their sensory, cognitive and motor skills holistically. This is supported by their mobile application which help to assess and track these skills and providing customised real time recommendations in real time to enhance their care

Tic Tag seeks to empower people to participate in the exploding artificial intelligence and data industry, by turning the manual but valuable process of data annotation into a crowd sourced game.


Health & Well-being

Improve the access and quality to client-centric care that can enhance personal well-being

How may we enhance community care for users especially for post hospitalisation patients and persons with disabilities through digital solutions?

Wiz’s AI Talkbot Platform enables Enterprise to automate telephonic and app-based voice conversations. The AI Talkbot Platform is able to analyse spoken voice data and handle complex multi-round conversation intents, empowering Enterprises to automate the full-landscape of customer service engagement.

How can we support ideas to tackle the social and community challenges posed by the pandemic?

Aevice Health (2018 Cohort) launched a remote monitoring device that allows healthcare professionals to access patient’s physiological vital signs and respiratory symptoms in real-time without physical contact with COVID-19 patients.

Solve Education Foundation (2017 Cohort) launched an innovative educational game app to equip marginalised children and youths with accessible knowledge and skills on how to manage the COVID-19 situation in a fun and engaging manner.


Senzehub offers real time health monitoring wearable device for isolated seniors in the Nursing Home settings during the COVID-19 situation

Who Can Apply?

Singtel Future Makers is open to start-ups, social entrepreneurs, social impact enterprises who have a technological solution that meets the following criteria:

  • Addresses one of the challenge statements or themes (Digital Enablement, Health & Wellness, Environment)
  • Launched a product or service and looking to scale your social impact
  • Potential to solve real social problems, in a sizeable, addressable market

Applications are now closed. Do stay tune for more updates.

Virtual Singtel Group Future Makers 2021 (Regional Track)


Singtel Group Future Makers is a regional social innovation program in collaboration with Airtel , AIS, Globe Telecom, Optus, Singtel and Telkomsel.

In 2021, we brought along 20 of our alumni impact start-ups from each local programme to collaborate for potential regional expansion and partnerships focused on addressing UNSDG3 (Good Health and Well-Being), UNSDG8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) and UNSDG10 (Reduce Inequalities).

Congratulations to the 6 start-ups who have secured up to S$150,000 worth of grants to support their regional shared value proposals.

Agnos Health
Thailand, supported by AIS

India, supported by Airtel

Australia, supported by Optus

Philippines, supported by Globe

Medis Online Indonesia
Indonesia, supported by Telkomsel

Singapore, supported by Singtel

Meet Our Alumni

It doesn’t end here. Singtel Future Makers continue to provide evolutionary closed-loop mentoring, capacity building, networking opportunities and facilitate regional partnerships for suitable start-up alumni after the programme.

Alumni Testimonials

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 would be the best nurturing ground for you. Sign up now for this invaluable journey!

Li Kunqi,
CEO of CaptionCube (SFM2016)

Singtel Future Makers provided valuable mentoring and coaching opportunities, and it was nice to meet well-aligned social impact start-ups in the region; as well as engage with relevant Singtel teams to discuss growth.

Edward Booty,
CEO of reach52 (SFM2017)

Singtel Future Makers has been a highly interactive and beneficial programme for us. It has given us the opportunity to learn a lot from the alumni, partners, and impact investors who came down to the different community events that were organised to share their learnings with us. We are really glad to be part of this programme as it has given us the opportunity to network with relevant ecosystem players that can support us and pave more opportunities for us to scale our impact.

Sazzad Hossain,
Founder of SDI Academy (SFM2018)

Singtel Future Makers (SFM) has been very helpful in enabling us to grow as a start-up. They provided support from mentorship, workshops, to linking us to potential clients and funding sources which has been very beneficial. SFM engagement goes beyond the programme and this continued support is very valuable.

Cassandra Seah,
CEO of GenConnects (SFM2020)


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 700 million mobile customers in 21 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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