LEADING GROWTH PARTNER FOR ASIA'S STARTUPS TO SUCCEED
WHO WE ARE
BLOCK71 is an initiative by NUS Enterprise in collaborative and strategic partnerships with established corporates and government agencies. It is a technology-focused ecosystem builder and global business connector which catalyses and aggregates the start-up community, as well as spearheads new initiatives and provides mentorship and growth opportunities in local and global markets.
In every instance and location, BLOCK71 embodies the spirit of entrepreneurship, collaboration and partnership by optimising the unique experience of each entity, the research capabilities and technologies of the university, and the investment and business acumen of the partners, to support entrepreneurial journeys within the local geography and beyond.
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WE'RE ON A MISSION TO CREATE VALUE FOR SOCIETY AND INDUSTRY THROUGH ENTERPRISE.
Powered by strategic partners across Asia and the US, BLOCK71 supports the scaling of start-ups addressing Asia and the world’s most critical social, environmental problems with accessible solutions centered in Science and Technology.
I love BLOCK71 as it connects me into top startup communities around the globe (Singapore, USA, Indonesia and China). Through BLOCK71 I've found the next generation of startup founders to invest in, including Carousell and Rovo.
GOLDEN GATE VENTURES
If you want to be successful, you also need to surround yourself with successful entrepreneurs and their startups. BLOCK71 has helped us enormously in providing mentorship and introductions to both capital and business opportunities.
Through BLOCK71 in Suzhou, we received support in the form of connections to local government, grants, and advice on how to localise and establish ourselves in the Chinese market.
OUR INITIATIVES IN SE ASIA
Home to our origin story in Singapore, BLOCK71 Singapore and our HQ in one-north is recognised as the "world's most tightly packed entrepreneurial ecosystem", and a launchpad to Asia. One-north houses ~800 startups (at any one time) and ~50 VCs/ Incubators/ Accelerators. Be here to plug in to a community of diverse startup players.
In Indonesia, BLOCK71 is established in Jakarta, Bandung and Yogyakarta with Salim Group's Innovation Factory. BLOCK71 Jakarta serves as a gateway to Indonesia - the world's 4th largest market. We work with Founders and Innovators to tap into the thriving local tech community and talent pool, as well as corporate innovation ecosystem. With BLOCK71 Bandung, we serve as a gateway to the West Java province via its capital. Gain access to 28 Institutes of Higher Learnings and Bandung Digital Valley. In Yogyakarta, we are a connector to a 300,000+ strong City of Students and academics from Indonesia’s largest Institutes of Higher Learning.
BLOCK71 Saigon is aa dynamic community of international tech entrepreneurs and investors in the cosmopolitan hub of Vietnam. The world’s gateway to Vietnam through a cosmopolitan hub. Through our partnership with Becamex IDC and VSIP in Binh Duong, we open doors to partnership opportunities with corporate and government networks across Vietnam.
OUR INITIATIVES IN CHINA
With its strong positioning to cultivate a vibrant and sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem for technology & innovation startups, BLOCK71 China builds the bridge for business development and market expansion in China and beyond.
Across Suzhou and Chongqing, BLOCK71 helps tech companies and startups to obtain the most updated market insights and government initiatives for the Yangtze River Delta Region and West China as well as other major cities.
Through leveraging different resources from both government and leading enterprises of the local markets, we help
enhance market knowledge
expand networks into local tech communities, and
identify potential trusted in-market partners and project leads
Likewise, BLOCK71 in China also offers many opportunities for China-based entrepreneurs, leading SOEs and POEs, and local investors to touch-base with our tech companies through programmes and events. We assist local enterprises to understand more about NUS Research & Technologies, gain access to Southeast Asian countries and international markets through the collaboration with our global network of tech companies and partners.
OUR INITIATIVES IN THE USA
Based in the heart of San Francisco, known as the West Coast business, tech and cultural hub for innovators, BLOCK71 San Francisco was our first node out of Singapore.
It now serves as a hub for the US ecosystem to learn about investment and start up opportunities across Asia.
BLOCK71 enables the community to:
Plug in to a community for Asia-bound or Asia-originated entrepreneurs in the West Coast
Be in the company of tech and investment powerhouses KPCB, Accel Partners, GGV Capital, Dropbox, NEA Ventures, Hustle Fund and more are a just hop and skip away
Be a part of BLOCK71's Global Startup Runway Programme