SE Summit 2017: Innovate For Impact

DBS Foundation’s second Social Enterprise Summit, held in Jakarta on 24 October 2017, was based on the theme of "Innovate for Impact" and brought together over 300 young changemakers. This report attempts to capture the discussions at the Summit where social entrepreneurs – existing and potential from across the region, discussed strategies on keeping their ventures innovative and relevant in the age of disruption.

Download the report that captures the reflections and insights shared at the Summit.


SE Summit 2016: Hard Truths and Honest Conversations

DBS Foundation held the inaugural Social Enterprise (SE) Summit “Hard Truths & Honest Conversations: Towards Real Impact” in Singapore on 16 and 17 June, 2016. Over 200 participants comprising leading social entrepreneurs, incubators and capacity-builders from across the region gathered to discuss the realities and challenges of running an SE, including the areas of funding, operations and management.

Download the report that captures the reflections and insights shared at the Summit.


DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge

The DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia (SVC Asia) is a business plan challenge that identifies and supports new social ventures that demonstrate positive, scalable and sustainable social impact within the region. Organised by DBS Foundation and NUS Enterprise, SVC Asia is fast becoming a powerful platform to identify and nurture up and coming social enterprises from the region. The programme has witnessed many entrepreneurs who not only are passionate about addressing social issues – but who are also innovative and savvy with the use of technology. In addition to the prize monies, DBS Foundation is building a holistic support ecosystem for budding social enterprises by providing mentorship, networking, access to marketplace and impact funding.

Programme reports are available here:

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