At Singtel, our purpose is to empower people and businesses and to create a more sustainable future for all generations.
Through Singtel Future Makers 2022, we are seeking to accelerate start-ups that leverage our digital connectivity and technologies like 5G and MEC to drive social impact.
Selected start-ups will be supported from a grant pool of up to S$150,000, get an opportunity to work with Singtel technical experts, network with like-minded start-ups, community partners, business leaders and potential investors to scale their solutions.
Since 2016, Singtel Future Makers has invested over S$5 million to support 72 local and regional social impact start-ups.
We recognised that technology and digitisation have a critical role to play in enabling positive social impact and empowering the vulnerable in our community. However, social impact start-ups with digital innovations often faced significant challenges in scaling their product.
Given our ICT capability, and product technology, Singtel is well placed to address the gap, build capacity, partnerships and scale social impact start-ups. Through Singtel Future Makers, we work with partners to catalyse go-to-market local and regional opportunities and build a social innovation ecosystem to accelerate the start-ups’ growth so that more people might be empowered through their tech for good solutions.
Up to S$50,000 per start-up to pilot and scale your social impact use cases
Work with Singtel technical experts to explore how our emerging tech can enhance your solutions to create greater impact
1:1 mentorship and coaching sessions with subject matter experts to finetune your social business value proposition
Access to networking and regional opportunities with our alumni of social impact start-ups, community partners, busines leaders and potential investor to showcase and scale your solutions during the pitch day
Social Impact Themes
This could include start-ups tapping on 5G enabled technologies including MEC, AI, AR/VR and Robotics in the above social impact themes.
Startups that are suitable for the programme:
- Minimum Value Product in the market and received either Pre-Seed, Seed or Pre-Series A funding (or equivalent stage)
- Digital solutions that leverage or suitable for tapping on 5G enabled technologies including MEC, AI, AR/VR and Robotics to digitally enable the community
- Strong team with clear commitments towards creating social impact through your digital solutions
Call for Application
June – 30 July
Early – Mid Aug
Late Aug – End Oct
Registrations are now closed
Introducing our SFM 2022 Finalists
Enhancing the mobility of visually impaired people through revolutionary smart cane and smartphone app
Visually impaired community can experience better mobility through access to advanced navigation and exploration features
About Singtel Group Future Makers (Regional Track)
Regional expansion and networking opportunities in the Asia Pacific region.
After the local programme, Singtel will select suitable applicants for Singtel Group Future Makers Programme, a regional social innovation program in collaboration with Airtel, AIS, Globe, Optus, Singtel and Telkomsel.
In 2021, we brought along 20 of our alumni impact start-ups from each local programme to collaborate on potential regional expansion and partnerships that addresses UNSDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), UNSDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) and UNSDG 10 (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.
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!
CEO of CaptionCube (SFM2016)
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.
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.
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 www.singtel.com.