A Statistics Major from NUS, Yu Jie (right-most in photo) joined Homage for an initial 6-month internship with our Business Intelligence unit. He decided to extend his internship to 9-months and joined a newly set-up unit so as to experience more of the start-up life...
Speech by President Halimah Yacob at the President’s Challenge Social Enterprise Award Networking Event
One example is Homage, the joint-winner of the 2017 President’s Challenge Social Enterprise Start-up of the Year Award. Homage taps on technology to connect caregivers with those in need of care, exemplifying the model of the sharing economy. Their app is user-friendly and effective – as all apps should be. They have successfully raised US$4.15 million in private funding this year, which can help enhance their care programmes and their reach, and generate more positive impact on society.
Madam Halimah noted that many social enterprises do recognise the need to adapt, and are leading the way in the new economy. She cited Homage, a “user-friendly and effective” app which connects caregivers with those in need of care.
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Like a Grab for elder care, Homage matches suitable caregivers to seniors who need help. “We want to improve their quality of life in the comfort of their homes,” said Homage co-founder Ms Tee.
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