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

Singtel Future Makers 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 2018, we held our regional programme in Sydney for 10 of our Future Makers regional finalists from Singtel, Optus, Globe, Telkomsel and AIS 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.

Co-funding Partnership

Co-funding of up to S$50,000 per start-up available for Singtel Future Makers 2018

What raiSE is looking out for:

  • A compelling local and human centric societal impact,
  • Viable business proposition, and
  • Team commitment

Decision to award will be made at the end of our 2018 programme for deserving participants that show significant potential and progress. More info will be available upon selection of the finalists.

Accredited Mentor Partner

Opportunity to receive the Startup SG Founder Grant of S$30,000 per start-up available for Singtel Future Makers 2018

Singtel Future Makers as an Accredited Mentor Partner (AMP) under Startup SG Founder:

The grant is open to all Singaporeans/Permanent Residents who are first-time entrepreneurs. In addition, the applicant would need to adhere to the following conditions at the time of application:

  • Applicant(s) must hold or propose to hold at least 30% equity in the underlying company;
  • The company must have at least 51% local shareholding and must not be incorporated for more than six (6) months at the point of application to Enterprise Singapore;
  • The applicant(s) must not have registered or incorporated any business entity;
  • The applicant(s) must not have received any funding for the proposed business idea from another government organisation

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 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 Future Makers, together with finalists from Optus and our regional Associates.


Programme Highlights & Statistics


Provided to the start-ups from Singtel Future Makers


Fund pool for regional finalists from Singtel Group Future Makers


Internal and external ecosystem partners

52.5 HOURS

of skilled volunteering hours
from 22 staff volunteers


Group topical mentoring sessions


Coaching and mentoring sessions delivered


Competency workshops


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 Start-Ups

AEvice Health Pte Ltd

AEvice Health is a medical device start-up based in Singapore. It designs and develops an asthma monitoring device that uses smartphone notifications to alert users when a child is on the verge of an asthma attack. It ensures both early medical intervention and greater accuracy in asthma diagnosis.

B-Change Technology

B-Change is developing an app to help people of diverse backgrounds overcome physical accessibility barriers, unconscious bias, or discrimination, to find accessible and friendly service providers. Proximity and inclusivity data enables users to find wheelchair accessible restaurants, gender and sexuality agnostic clinics, deaf-friendly banking services and more, in minutes.

Pay For Success Asia

Third Sector Asia is using a new tool called Pay For Success (PFS) to help governments and philanthropies maximise the impact of their social spending. In a PFS project, impact investors make upfront investments into a promising social programme, and are repaid by the government if and only if the programme works.

SDI Academy

SDI Academy empowers the 1.4 million migrant workers in Singapore with customised English communication and vocational skills for them to comprehend safety instructions at workplace. It is developing a language learning and management software that utilises speech recognition and Artificial Intelligence to help blue collar migrant workers for a safer workplace and lesser workplace accidents.


Timeliss is a late-life technology innovations company that brings health, wealth and legacy planning matters onto one platform, empowering people to prepare and provide peace of mind for their loved ones.

Treedots Enterprise

TreeDots is developing tech distribution channels such as chatbots and a website to help F&B businesses sell food that they would otherwise throw away or help businesses source for affordable food supplies with a wholesale distribution business of unsold and underappreciated food.

XCLR8 Technologies

XCLR8 Technologies develops wearable sensors and software applications. We create access to affordable physiotherapy services for patients in need and accelerate their recovery process through our tele-rehab solution.

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


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