Hub Singapore launches The Mission Movement with IDA Hive
By Digital News Asia August 10, 2016
- The Mission Movement contributes to Singapore's Smart Nation initiative
- Thia is Hub Singapore's first collaboration with IDA Hive
HUB Singapore has launched The Mission Movement, a national initiative co-created by the entrepreneurs of Hub Singapore that is aimed at inspiring and mentoring the ‘entrepreneurial mindset’ among Singaporeans. The launch was held in conjunction with the opening of Hub Singapore’s second co-working space at Cuppage Terrace in Orchard Road.
The Mission Movement is a community platform that makes it easy for people to find and pursue their personal missions. In its first phase, The Mission Movement will act as a research project to determine the wants and fears of Singaporeans in pursuing the mindset needed to foster a larger and more diverse entrepreneurial landscape. The movement will then curate partnerships with organizations or business entities that can cater to these needs through events, workshops, talks, and communities.
Hub Singapore also announced its partnership with IDA Hive – the Infocomm Development Authority’s (IDA) tech facility.
IDA and Hub Singapore will jointly create networking platforms for technologists at Hive and entrepreneurs at Hub Singapore to co-create solutions that address challenges and contribute to Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative. Entrepreneurs at Hub Singapore can tap into the technical skillsets within Hive while Hive can tap into Hub Singapore’s entrepreneurial acumen.
To encourage more ground-up initiative from citizens and businesses, IDA will provide open data platforms such as data.gov.sg where real-time APIs will be housed to enable Hub Singapore’s start-up community to co-create applications that are relevant to their businesses.
“When people step into Hub Singapore, they are stepping not just into a co-working space, but a community of connections”, said Hub Singapore CEO and co-founder Grace Sai. “Through our S$1 million (RM2.98 million) Hub Ventures Fund, Investor-in-Residence and 1-on-1 mentoring programmes, direct access to corporates and international networks – entrepreneurs and teams grow and have access to a supportive community.”
“This collaboration is timely as we are moving towards the formation of the new Government Technology Agency (GovTech) in October. We see great synergy in what IDA Hive and Hub Singapore is doing to apply innovation and build things that make a difference to people’s lives," said IDA managing director Jacqueline Poh.
Hub Singapore plays an integral role in nurturing Singapore’s startup ecosystem with ith over 250 companies within it’s community.
Hub Singapore’s second co-working space at Cuppage Terrace is located within a 10-row heritage shophouse in Orchard Road. It houses 10,000 sqft2 of floor space, dedicated team rooms, a corporate innovation workshop hall, Skype booths and meeting spaces.