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

This year, Singtel Future Makers is adopting a “Shared Value” approach to create joint opportunities between social impact start-ups and the business.

We have identified the following themes and challenge statements aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that can address business and social issues. Start-ups that fit the following challenge statements will be given priority:


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.

Co-funding Partnership

Co-funding of up to S$50,000 per start-up available for Singtel Future Makers 2020

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 2020 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 2020

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 Group Future Makers (Regional track)


All current and past participants of Singtel Future Makers will be considered for the regional programme.

Up to two of the most promising social impact start-ups with regional growth potential will be selected to compete with finalists from the Singtel Group of companies comprising AIS (Thailand), Globe (Philippines), Optus (Australia) and Telkomsel (Indonesia).

Key Dates

1 Apr

Applications Open

5 Jun

Applications Close

Mid Jun – Jul

Evaluation & Selection

Aug – Oct 


Nov (Tentative)

Pitch Day

1 Apr
Applications Open

5 Jun
Applications Close

Mid Jun – Jul
Evaluation & Selection

Aug – Oct 

Nov (Tentative)
Pitch Day

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.


The social service sector needs to be open to working with social impact start-ups, and the Singtel Future Makers programme provides a wonderful platform for the diverse but like-minded stakeholders to meet and work together to come up with innovative solutions for the future.

Anita Fam,
President of National Council of Social Service

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

Our journey with Singtel and our fellow start-ups through the programme has been amazing. The carefully curated programme and workshops has framed our mindset to look at our business model more holistically and globally. Our mentors and coaches gave us insightful and detailed advice that we are truly grateful for. Singtel Future Makers is an avenue where social enterprises can position themselves and propel their business to reach the next milestone.

Nicholas Lim,
Co-founder of TreeDots

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!

Li Kunqi,
CEO of CaptionCube


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