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Singapore's Block 71 set to expand: govt minister at dialogue with incubators

Singapore's Block 71 set to expand: govt minister at dialogue with incubators

Singapore’s Block 71 set to expand: govt minister at dialogue with incubators August 30, 2013 by Terence LEE Hi Block 71, meet Block 79. Google Streetview image from 2009. Ever since Block 71, an old industrial building in Singapore, was relaunched in 2011 as an epicenter for the country’s startup community, it has become a hive of activity. Its rental fees, cheap relative to other locations in Singapore, has attracted companies like JFDI.Asia, DropMyEmail, and Jungle Ventures. But it is also bursting at the seams. In a room at [email protected], an incubation space located at the hub, Minister-of-State Teo Ser Luck engaged in a dialogue session on August 27 with startup incubators on how the government can help the ecosystem. On the topic of Block 71, he said that he has told JTC, a government-owned industrial estate developer, to demarcate the neighbouring Block 79 for startu...

Full article: http://sgentrepreneurs.com/2013/08/30/incubator-dialogue-...

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