Start-ups leveraging growth opportunities at innovation hub

LaunchPad @ one-north houses 800 start-ups and 50 enablers such as venture capital firms and accelerators. Its transformation over the past eight years has seen additions such as a food centre, sports facilities and meeting spaces. ST PHOTO: KELVIN C
LaunchPad @ one-north houses 800 start-ups and 50 enablers such as venture capital firms and accelerators. Its transformation over the past eight years has seen additions such as a food centre, sports facilities and meeting spaces. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

LaunchPad @ one-north houses vibrant ecosystem that spurs exchange of ideas, networking

Back in 2011, the uninspiring grey factory building in Ayer Rajah Crescent seemed an unlikely candidate to become the engine room of Singapore's start-up ecosystem, but eight years is a lifetime in this game.

That building - Block 71 - was given a radical makeover by the then Media Development Authority, NUS Enterprise and Singtel Innov8, and launched as an office and incubation space.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 25, 2019, with the headline 'Engine room for start-ups in S'pore gets a makeover'. Print Edition | Subscribe