Building an interconnected startup ecosystem across the region



The Liveability Challenge:
Food & Agritech Solutions

1 April 2022

The Liveability Challenge is looking for solutions under the theme of Food & Agritechnology, that can increase production drastically to meet global food demand or provide healthier alternatives for consumers. If you think your idea fits the bill, submit it here.


The Liveability Challenge 2022 is presented by Temasek Foundation and organised by Eco-Business in partnership with EcosperityWeek 2022.



Future of Food Manufacturing in Cities

Sep 23 2020

What does a self-sufficient food manufacturing city look like? Chintan Raveshia, (Cities Planning & Design Lead / Arup), envisions what urban food manufacturing looks like in cities and shares the frameworks Arup has built as smart city planners for major cities like Singapore. His talk will present future scenarios of food industrial estates and ask the tough questions required to build urban food manufacturing hubs.

Watch the recording here.



Innovating to Achieve Regional Food Security

Sep 02 2020

In the first event in our NURTURE series, Armen Harutyunyan (Senior Advisor / UNDP) joins us to talk about regional and national food security in Singapore, as well as how technologies in digital farming, supply chain management, and alt. protein will help us achieve global food security.

Watch the recording here.


Korea Venture Business Assoc. Welcome Event

Nov 28 2019

In November 2019, GROW hosted a group of Korean entrepreneurs as part of an initiative by Korea Venture Business Association to share about the agrifood startup landscape and opportunities of doing business in Singapore.

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GROW Impact Accelerator: Digital Demo Day

Sep 13 2021

The teams participating in our GROW Impact Accelerator represent some of the most promising technological innovations driving positive impact across the agrifood system. 

Tune in to see the pitches of the 10 companies graduating from the 2021 cohort, and hear updates from some of the companies in our inaugural cohort. 

Watch the recording here.



Designing Desirable Futures 

Sep 16 2020

In our third NURTURE event, Juliana Proserpio (Co-founder / Echos) takes us through how to design desirable futures and influence ecosystems from a systemic perspective, using the values of empathy, collaboration and experimentation to engage and invite the ones who are part of the ecosystem to be co-creators and influencers of change.

Watch the recording here.


The Protein Directory - Launch Party

Feb 12 2020

Back in Feb of 2020, we had the privilege of hosting Géza Molnár, the man behind The Protein Directory to launch the Singapore Chapter at the GROW workspace.

Also joining Géza were Daniel Riegler from KARANA and Fengru L. from TurtleTree Labs.


Bangladesh Investment Development Authority Visit

Sept 27 2019

It was a pleasure to host the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) team at our accelerator space for some very interesting discussions around FDI and building a bridge for Bangladeshi agritech and foodtech startups to scale in this region.


Singapore Food Bowl: Digital Demo Day

Sep 23 2020

The Singapore Food Bowl Digital Demo Day showcases the first ever Singapore Food Bowl cohort and their game-changing agrifoodtech solutions!

In this digital event, tune in alongside top agrifoodtech pioneers, entrepreneurs, investors and policy makers, as we put these teams on the virtual stage to hear more about their solutions for the future of our food system.

Watch the recording here.



2030: Food — The Sustainability Imperative

Sep 09 2020

Since the United Nations adopted the 17 SDGs in 2015, global progress has been poor overall.  In our second NURTURE event, Adam Lyle (Co-founder / Padang & Co.)  dives into how innovation in the agrifood sector is not only to key achievement of SDG 2, "Zero Hunger", but is also inextricably connected to success in the other 16 SDGs.

Watch the recording here.


SDG Innovate Series:

The Future of Food

Jan 16 2020

Presented by SGInnovate and the UNDP Global Centre for Tech, Innovation and Sustainable Development, the 4th SDG Innovate speaker series event focused on the importance of leveraging technology and innovation to improve food production and ensure a healthy, sustainable future for our planet.

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GROW Accelerator Program Launch Event

July 16 2019

At the GROW AgriFood Tech Accelerator launch event on 16 July, the Guest of Honour, Mr Ted Tan, Deputy CEO of Enterprise Singapore, was joined by a variety of guests as they listened to details of GROW’s ambitious plans to become a world-leader in the agrifood tech ecosystem.