23 July 2021 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media

Remember choose your own adventure books or the multi-player online game Club Penguin? Local educational technology start-up LevelUp World hopes to use these as models for a smarter and more enjoyable mode of learning for children under the age of 12.

Since its inception in 2010, LevelUp has managed to secure some S$100,000 in equity free funding from competitions and grants, such as Oxford's Incubator and the European Young Innovator Award in 2020.

The Business Times, 23 July 2021

20 July 2021 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media

Waffles with maple syrup are a welcome breakfast treat, or pair them up with fried chicken for an irresistible savoury dish. The flexibility of the popular food item helped fire up the imagination of two National University of Singapore (NUS) students during their time with the NUS Overseas Colleges programme in Silicon Valley, and spurred them to create a business idea. The founders, Mr Auston Quek, 27, and Mr Zames Chua, 26, started the firm about five months ago, after graduating from NUS last year, following a chat about the idea over lunch - which happened to be waffles and fried chicken.

Called Waffle Technologies, the firm provides point-of-sale services to bricks-and-mortar food and beverage outlets. It aims to provide insights to these businesses by analysing the data from their transactions as well as loyalty and rewards software. So far, the firm has racked up a client base of 42 customers and the two founders manage a team of six.

The Straits Times, 19 July 2021

13 July 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student , News Media

As the fintech ecosystem continues to flourish in Singapore, there is a growing need for talent. To prepare for this, the government together with these institutions are working towards creating a strong fintech talent pipeline, equipped with the relevant skills for tomorrow’s workforce. Recognising the gap in the fintech talent pool, these institutions are also forming strategic collaborations to strengthen the talent pipeline with relevant skills through education.

National University of Singapore (NUS) – FinTechSG Programme
On 6 July 2020, the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing launched the NUS FinTechSG Programme. Students will have the opportunity to learn about contemporary issues in the fintech industry, front-end and back-end development, cloud systems, blockchain, algorithmic trading, and the integration of financial domain know-how.

Fintechnews.sg, 13 July 2021