So glad that Evoware was announced as one of the two winners of Idea Category on Social Venture Challenge Asia 2017! We won the award, SGD 5,000 cash prize and mentorship or incubation program. We made it after passing several stages including pitch deck submission and online voting along with 10 other finalists from six other countries. Evoware successfully brought Indonesia as the winner of Idea category in SVC Asia 2017 for the first time.
DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia is an Asia-wide competition for social enterprises. The competition is organized jointly by NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore (NUS), and DBS Foundation. The aims of the competition are to identify and support innovative ideas and social ventures that demonstrate positive, scalable and sustainable social impact within the region all over Asia.
SVC Asia 2017 was held from April to October 2017. Over 1,000 entries from nearly 30 countries across Asia took part. There were two categories on the competition, Idea Category and Enterprise Category. Evoware participated in SVC Asia Idea Category, that was applicable for teams who are still validating their idea, trying to build a minimum viable product or conducting trials to test their concept.
We were attending the awarding night on early October in Singapore and met the judges, mentors and other winners from Enterprise category. As SVC Asia 2017 winner we also had a chance to join Social Enterprise Summit 2017 “Innovate for Impact” by DBS Foundation. Along with three other social enterprises (Crowde, TEMU and Wanderlust ID), Evoware was invited to participate on the pitching session to reach impact investors. We got 50% vote from the audience for “The Most Impressive Social Enterprise.”
So thankful for all the supports that we got! Thank you once again to NUS Enterprise and DBS Foundation for giving us an honored opportunity to be a part of your community, also for all of you who are believing in our idea and giving your vote for us. We definitely can't do this without you! Now it’s time for us to give real ecolution for our future!