Lotus-NUS Fund 2019 Call for Applications

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Monday, 30 September, 2019 - 00:00 to 23:00
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Lotus NUS Fund 2019

Lotus-NUS Fund for start-ups powered by a social mission ​

The Lotus-NUS Fund is a collaboration between the Lotus Life Foundation and NUS Enterprise. It provides seed funding for social impact-driven start-ups that are founded by NUS-affiliated Singaporeans, to accelerate their growth beyond ideation or technology prototyping stage to a stage where they can attract further funding to build a sustainable and scalable venture.

Apply now at bit.ly/LotusNUSFund.Application deadline: 30 September 2019


The Lotus-NUS Fund provides seed funding of SGD$25,000 for each selected applicant. The fund will be disbursed in 2 tranches, each tied to completion of pre-determined milestones. NUS Enterprise will provide mentorship and relevant incubation support for selected applicants.

Who can apply?

The fund is open for application by individuals or companies, who must be able to meet the following qualifying criteria:

  • Individual applicants must be a Singaporean and NUS affiliated (e.g. students, staff or alumni).
  • Companies must have at least one NUS affiliated Singaporean founder, holding at least 30% equity of the company (if incorporated).
  • Applications should demonstrate positive social and/or environmental impact in Singapore or overseas, including but not limited to environment protection, job creation, human capital development, poverty alleviation and improving social conditions of societies.

How to apply?

Submit your application via our online form at bit.ly/LotusNUSApply.

Prepare for your online application*.To view a sample of the questions, download the word document here.(*We will only accept applications via the online form)

Pitch deck** based on the prescribed template and guidelines, to be uploaded to the online form. Download template here. (**Pitch deck should not exceed 12 slides and 10MB.)

Application deadline: 30 September 2019If you have further questions, please drop us a message at enterprise@nus.edu.sg.