A home for purpose-driven people
Our members are lovingly dubbed Hubbers. HUB Cowork members use The HUB Singapore as a base for work, play and inspiration, so come on by and meet them in person. HUB Connect members have their own offices, but pop in to The HUB Singapore when they can to throw or attend events. We're all tuned in to one another-- as well as the global network of nearly 6000 Hubbers-- through The HUB's online collaboration and connections platform, HUBnet. Plus, our Hosts are always open to curating connections for you!
Have a taste of The HUB Singapore's community. As of May 2013, we have 320 Hubbers and are still growing week by week.
What do Hubbers like about The HUB Singapore?
Who can I bump into at The HUB Singapore?
Sandra Surya and Angela Sujadi
"We empower rural women in Indonesia to be solar lamp entrepreneurs to distribute life changing technologies to their communities. In places where electricity is scarce, expensive and inconsistent, such 'free lighting' has improved economic development and contributed to a better quality of life. We hope to bring light to the lives of rural Indonesian, one village at a time."
Fergie Miller, CEO & Founder, Busification
"I moved to over to Singapore (from Hong Kong) this summer to launch my new startup Busification, an online tool that uses Game Theory to improve Employee Engagement and drives Business Performance.
Busification combines Project Management, Gamification, Social Business and Business Analytics features to create a unique appraoch to Engagement that helps organisations ‘Achieve More With Less’.
At Busification we're passionate about 'transforming the workplace, improving jobs for employees and helping companies grow’. Everyone should enjoy what we're so lucky to have at The HUB - we spend too much of hour lives at work for it not to be fulfilling and fun!"
"I’m an experienced marketing professional and recently transitioned into the brilliant & challenging world of entrepreneurship. My interest lies in the areas of mobile technology/apps, mobile commerce, social media and how we can unleash the human potential.
My goal is to create successful technology-backed ventures focused on the education of women & kids in emerging markets, to alleviate poverty. We now have the technology, capability and scale to touch the lives of many more!
Latest (ad)venture: Kezaar.com, Singapore’s marketplace for classes and workshops, celebrates lifelong learning."
"We are Audrey Tan, Min Xuan Lee, Co-Founders at PlayMoolah.com.
The PlayMoolah philosophy is to bring forth the vision that money is used as a tool to create value in the world, we design to inspire action in children and teens as they practice money management and beyond.
At the core is a fun online platform for kids 6 and up to learn about money. We leverage game mechanics for behavioral change, empowering children with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed for financial capability.
PlayMoolah brings together an ecosystem of partners to deliver financial education and access to people around the world."
- Emily Teng
"One woman, many hats. By night she's the voice at Power98 FM and for all the other times, she's a WorldChangeAgent with 'Blessings in a Bag' (BIAB) and 'OKRA'.
BIAB: Inspires people to be the generation of WorldChangeAgents; believes that anyone & everyone can make a difference; partners with people to provide for the needs for kids and communities across Asia.
OKRA has been 'in the works' since 2008 and celebrates the spirit and sisterhood amongst women and creates a source of income for women who wouldn't normally be able to find work. Some were part of the human trafficking trade, others, mums who wish to supplement the family income. An online store is being planned for end 2012."
Jeffrey Paine is the founding partner of Golden Gate Ventures, an early stage technology incubator based in Singapore with a focus across Southeast Asia.
Jeff started and manages the Founder Institute in Asia where he is currently overseeing its expansion in the region. Since 2010 the Founder Institute has graduated over 60 companies in Asia.
- Jeremy Au
"With a passionate team of fellow volunteers, I co-founded and now lead Conjunct Consulting, a groundbreaking nonprofit providing strategic guidance for Asia's social sector. We create maximum social impact by catalyzing strategic change and empowering the next generation of social sector leaders.
We are 100% committed to providing pro bono strategy consulting services, nurturing members with social sector leadership skills and drawing on the strengths of truly inter-disciplinary teams with top professionals and students. Not only have we delivered on wonderful client and volunteer experiences, we've grown in scope for sustainability - and scaled successfully across Singapore and abroad!
You can find out more about who we are, why we care and our track record at www.conjunctconsulting.org"
- Kate Tan & Maisha Miranda
"We run ERIIN.com, an online retailer that curates and supports upcoming designers from the Asia Pacific. Started in January 2012, ERIIN.com stocks contemporary and fashion forward women's apparel, bags and accessories. ERIIN is an avid supporter of young talent, and consistently aims to collaborate with and cultivate such individuals.
We are business graduates from the National University of Singapore, with specializations in Finance and Marketing. We recently branched out into consulting for other start-ups, taking up branding, marketing, PR, social media and events as our specialties."
- Oskar Hurme & Viet Anh Ngo
"As a society we sit too much in front of computers, which can lead to tight muscles, bad posture or aches and pains.
Move Correctly is using the awesome Kinect sensor to create applications that can assess and address these issues. Oskar is the CEO / sports enthusiast, while Viet is CTO / 3D algo wizard. We are currently building our Beta version with a launch planned later this year."
- Lara Dudley & Ayla Kremb
"You know how most consultants just tell you what to do and then leave you high and dry on the execution? Turns out coming up with an idea is the easy part, but implementing on that very vision is a where things get difficult.
This is where we come in. We actually join your team to get stuff done.
From day one we're out the building, validating your business idea, streamlining your operations, crunching numbers and writing content for your product.
Before you know it, you've accelerated through your most critical stage of growth and you have a kick-ass business to show for it.
If getting stuff done gets you fired up, give us a shout at hello@the-talent-society.
com. We're excited to meet you over a coffee at The Hub!"
- Scott Bales
"I am Scott, Founder & Chief Mobile Officer at the Financial Services Startup, Movenbank. After months of hard work, my team has pulled together our first working of version our credibility score engine called, CRED, which uses a combination of financial wellness, social media metrics, transactional insight, and feedback loops to provide customers with the ability to understand their day-to-day financial behaviour.
The longer term vision is to create an highly engagement everyday payment utility that gives the user intuitive feedback to help them spend, save and live smarter. So over time, your financial health improves. Hoping I can make banking & payments truly exciting. :)"
- Yi Sung Yong & Krystal Choo
"Sung is a product guy that gets things done. Krystal is a marketing strategist who is all about organisation and execution.
One Cent Movement wants to make charity easier for everyone. We round up everyday transactions, both online and offline, to the nearest dollar and give the difference to charity. We believe in the power of numbers, and feel that people want to do more, but find it difficult to help out.
By removing obstacles within the process, we believe that we can harness the power of everyone giving a little to make a huge positive difference in the world."
www.OneCentMovement.org - Small Change > Big Difference
- Ashwin Subramaniam
"I am the co-founder of Gone Adventurin', a social enterprise which designs & executes inspiring adventure-driven experiences to empower social development organizations around the world."
- Rishab Malik "Entrepreneurial, execution focussed INSEAD MBA/ University of Texas graduate with 7 years of experience in Strategy, Finance and Entrepreneurship in the US, UK, India and Singapore. Passionate about payments, consumer technology, mobile and e-commerce in emerging markets."
- Adeline Chu
"Currently the Chief Marketing Imagineer for Playmoolah and a Mentor at The HUB. Interested in working with other individuals who are pursuing their passion and love what they are doing."
- Vincent Perrier-Trudov
"My name is Vincent Perrier-Trudov, and I am really happy to join the hubbers' community!
As of now, I have created an advocacy NGO dedicated to the promotion of legislations favoring social businesses, named Citizens for Social Business.
I also mentor students from the SMU School of Information Systems to develop a smartphone game to learn sign language.
I will soon launch a social business in Singapore, on a very competitive mass market... The goal is to proove that a social business can beat for-profit businesses on their own ground, and be financially sustainable!"
- Ciaran Lyons
"I dabble in technology of all sorts for Newton Circus (not the hawker centre) and am a big fan of mobile, persuasive technology and behaviour change.
So much so, in fact, that I'm an organiser for the Singapore chapter of the Quantified Self meetup group."
- Mouna Aori
"... I am currently setting up a social enterprise (Micro-House Initiative) that provides affordable housing solutions for the urban lower income people in developing countries.
My target country as a start is Cambodia. The idea would be to build modular houses using low weight innovative building materials in a minimum of time while partnering with micro-finance institutions."
- Peter Yang
"I run a social enterprise called Empact providing book keeping, fund raising and other operation support (like contract drafting) to SEs.
Besides providing services, we organise experiential learning activities on a monthly basis."
- Jeraldine Phneah
"I am a sophomore reading communications at NTU. I decided to combine my strengths in creativity and desire for a better society by starting Creatives For Causes.
We are a pro bono communications agency which seeks to spread awareness and inspire action for social causes by:
A) Matching the needs of our clients to our creative volunteers
B) Initiating our own communications campaigns and projects
Services we provide: photography, videography, journalism, graphic design, PR and many more!"
- Epirot Ludvik Nekaj
"I'm the CEO & Co-founder of Crowdsourcing Week, a global platform to educate enterprise c-level executives on how to improve their bottom line by leveraging the power of the crowd."
- Clarence Ching
"I am currently a 17 year-old studying Business And Social Enterprise in Ngee Ann Polytechnic, and I have plans to set up a study café hiring youths-at-risk, and providing tuition services for the lower-income in Singapore.
Being a volunteer at weekly meet-the-people's sessions in Chinatown and Youth Executive Committee in West Coast, I see a need to ignite social change in the education sector."
- Sonia Fèvre
"I work on international development projects in Southeast Asia, focused on 'ecosystem health' (the links between animal, human and environmental health). We provide training on food security, livelihoods and other activities."