October 31, 2018

"Singapore’s multinational bank DBS has officially launched its business-matching programme for startups, called Startup Xchange, in two of its biggest markets, Singapore and Hong Kong.

The programme is designed to help DBS and its corporate and SME clients find solutio...

October 29, 2018

FirstCOUNSEL had front row seats to hear Mark A. Cohen (CEO of Legalmosaic, Inaugural LIFTED Catalyst-in-Residence at Singapore Academy of Law (SAL), and a Global Legal Thought Leader) speak at SAL about “Planning Your Future in Future Law: Trends, Tools and Tips”....

October 24, 2018

FirstCOUNSEL took part in the UK Government’s Department for International Trade (DIT) Technology Mission to Singapore.

The largest ever cohort of technology companies came to Singapore for business matchmaking with Singapore-based companies.

The day concluded with...

October 19, 2018

Check out these rising startups, where 6 out of 9 are based in Singapore:

"1. First Circle (Philippines)

Using its own credit assessment process, First Circle lends to SMEs, which are often ignored by banks because they’re perceived to be a greater risk than large establ...

October 18, 2018

"SINGAPORE and Germany are set to deepen their collaboration with a slew of announcements made on Tuesday at the inaugural Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific trade show held at the Singapore Expo.

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed to boost startup colla...

October 17, 2018

FirstCOUNSEL was at the “Korea Tech Demo Day” powered by e27, GCCEI-StartupKorea and Gyeonggi Techno Park.

The event showcased the best startups from the Gyeonggi province of South Korea (which is host to many world-class companies like Hyundai and Samsung, an...

October 12, 2018

"A new joint venture has been formed in Singapore to help support and coach Southeast Asia-based founders who lead post-Series A companies.

Called SEA Found.ers, the project is the result of a merger between three organisations: SEA Founders Group, a curated community f...

October 11, 2018

"Singapore’s financial regulator is willing to lend a hand to cryptocurrency firms having problems setting up local bank accounts, but doesn’t plan to loosen its rules to lure more crypto startups to the country.

'We should not be trying to create an extremely lax regul...

October 9, 2018

FirstCOUNSEL COO Linda Schindler spoke today at Edutech Asia2018 (Asia’s largest education conference) on “What are modern employers looking for?”

The other panelists included Yuvraj Raizada (Director, Credit Suisse Singapore), Susan De Silva (Consultant, Bird & Bird AT...

October 8, 2018

"SINGAPORE: A new award was launched on Wednesday (Oct 3) to recognise local small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are trying to adapt to a world where technology is increasingly disrupting businesses.

Jointly launched by NTUC U SME and United Overseas Bank (U...

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