Raise defines Social Enterprises (SEs) as business entities set up with clear social goals; and where there is clear management intent and resources allocated to fulfil their social objectives.

Social entrepreneurship in Singapore is still in its early days.Social enterprises provide business solutions to address unmet and emerging social needs and gaps. They have the potential to make a difference, create value and solve social challenges in sustainable ways. SEs have grown to become part of a broader system to address social needs. In an emerging trend, they also fulfil the aspirations of a new generation of Singaporeans who are passionate to do good through means other than charities, and as a part of their daily lives.

Check out our resources page for useful publications, toolkits and links to get you started on your social enterprise journey!

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The raiSE Incubation Programme aims to catalyse the implementation of selected solutions and development of early-stage social enterprises (SEs), supporting them in going to market and successfully securing their initial customers.

Participants receive one-to-one coaching from business mentors over a period of 6 months, go through a series of capacity building workshops and get access to networking events. The incubation programme culminates in a graduation day, where the social enterprises pitch to stakeholders and partners in the ecosystem.

9 social enterprises participated in the 2019 run of the programme, spanning diverse business industries and tackling different social issues



Programme Outcomes

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To catalyse the development and
implementation of SE solutions

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To support SEs in going to market and securing their initial customers

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To build a community of support for early-stage SEs and to enable peer-learning



Who Should Apply?

Recommended for seed and early stage SEs. This programme is only open to raiSE Social Enterprise members.