November 30, 2018

 "INDONESIAN firm Gojek on Thursday launched the beta version of its app in Singapore, which the firm said will give "hundreds of thousands" of people first access to its ride-hailing service.

The beta phase is expected to take place over a few weeks, with a full versio...

November 29, 2018

Singapore has such a dynamic ecosystem that sometimes the number of events offered can be overwhelming. Here at FirstCOUNSEL, we're going to help you out by putting together a curated list of upcoming events in Singapore for start-ups, SMEs and entrepreneurs:

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November 23, 2018

"Grab on Thursday unveiled the five startups, which were chosen from more than 500 applications. Chris Yeo, head of the innovation arm Grab Ventures, said half the applications were from Singapore and Indonesia, 30 per cent from the rest of South-east Asia, and the rem...

November 22, 2018

 "The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) are partnering with six private sector partners to create a Proof of Concept hybrid business data and digital solutions hub.

The initiative will leverage on Artificial Intelligen...

November 20, 2018

"TO SHED its image as "just a payments company", and affirm its commitment to be in the business of making other businesses better, PayPal is doubling down on efforts to nurture startups from Singapore and South-east Asia.

In 2019, PayPal plans to incubate 10 early-stag...

November 16, 2018

This was an exciting week for Singapore and for the FirstCOUNSEL family!

Singapore welcomed the ASEAN Summit and the Singapore Fintech Festival, along with visits from: Chinese Premier Li, Malaysian PM Mahathir, Russian President Putin, US Vice President Pence, Canada P...

November 15, 2018

This week over 20 innovation labs across Singapore are opening up their labs to visitors during the Singapore Fintech Festival 2018, including the one at Future Law Innovation Programme - FLIP by the Singapore Academy of Law today.

3 topics discussed that are...

November 14, 2018

 "SINGAPORE: An online fintech marketplace, the API Exchange (APIX), will be launched on Wednesday (Nov 14) by the ASEAN Financial innovation Network (AFIN) in a bid to increase financial inclusion in hard-to-reach markets.

The AFIN is spearheaded by the Monetary Author...

November 13, 2018

"First, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Infocomm Media Development Authority - IMDA is partnering up with six private sector partners to create a cross-border innovation hub called Business sans Borders.

The six partners are GlobalLinker...

November 12, 2018

Today FirstCOUNSEL was there to kick off the 1st day at the Singapore FinTech Festival 2018!

It was definitely an electric atmosphere as people gathered from all over the world to attend the largest platform for the global FinTech community.

We got to hear from many...

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