THEY say that behind every successful man is a woman, but in the case of Nelson Yap, founder and managing director of Benjamin Barker, it should be "women" instead....

HE STARTED out as a one-man band - going from door to door, and making cold calls on companies. It was June 2012. Six months later, his first order came in.

A COUPLE of years back, childhood friends Ronnie See and Cheang Tsu-fei were deliberating over starting a new business together. Last year, their dreams were realised. And so began the story of...

LOCAL medical technology company Innovfusion has created an effective way to manage labour pain. Epiva, the pump they created, in collaboration with KK Women's and Children's Hospital (...

A CLOSED meeting with the president of PayPal brought together two men - Dinuke Ranasinghe and Kenneth Low. They were senior executives of PayPal then. "Think about (payments) going offline,...

THE first industrial revolution in the late 18th century saw the birth of the factory, as machinery proliferated and became as ubiquitous as a common mare. The second industrial revolution came...

DIAMOND Energy Merchants, a proponent of smart energy solutions, aims to change the way electricity is consumed in Singapore. "We have to be smart about energy, and Diamond's role in the...

ENERGY startup Evercomm Uni-Tech Singapore came into being from two Nanyang Technological University (NTU) graduates' passion to contribute to climate change. For 26-year-old Ted Chen and his...

PETROLEUM-BASED plastic materials are a major contributor to global environmental problems, building up in oceans and landfills and harming all manner of animal life, says Olive Green joint...

FLARE Dynamics technical director Lu Weiyao believes in the limitless potential of technology in fulfilling the needs of society. "At Flare Dynamics, we believe in the mantra 'the...