Welcome to UNAGING

Here we facilitate entrepreneurial development for a team of startups committed to making a real change for Singapore's elderly population.

Run by UNFRAMED, in partnership with DBS Foundation, we’ve partnered with 7 promising social impact startups to take through an intensive 5-month incubation program. These startups are helmed by entrepreneurs who envision how technology, communities and startups can come together to create a greater impact.

3 things you need to know about UNAGING:

1) We believe good ideas should not remain as just ideas.

So we’ll do everything it takes to take our startups' idea from concept to reality! UNAGING is the first incubation program standing at the intersection of impact, technology and entrepreneurship. This means we provide our fellows with a wide range of resources along the way, from $10k upfront seed-funding to direct connection with the non-profits and the elderly community. Click here to read more about the support provided.

2) Learn more than just theories

We believe that entrepreneurs are not born, but made with tons of experience and practice. Our curriculum focuses on the practical aspects of entrepreneurship - on-the-ground experience, habits and culture. It’s all about building the right mindset.

3) If you’re committed, we’re committed.

At the end of the 5-month incubation period (from March to August 2016), UNAGING fellows will be ready to launch their tech-enabled solutions to the market. But that’s not the end of it! Even after, they'll still continue being plugged into our unique cross-sector ecosystem, including coaching sessions and partnership opportunities. That way, they'll always have our support to take their ideas to greater heights!

We also don’t ask that our participants pay us back for the resources, we ask that they pay-it-forward, and support the next round of UNFRAMED fellows.

Run by social-impact entrepreneurs for social-impact entrepreneurs, we are dedicated to providing the best support!

Who are we looking for?

To put it simply, our participants have both heart and hands, 50% DREAMER, 50% DOER.

They are passionate and committed entrepreneurs, who are looking to make real change for Singapore’s elderly population.

By the end of the programme, our startups will have:

    1) Validated their social impact

    2) Demonstrated the viability and scalability of their business model

    3) Access to the right resources to continue changing the world!

Any questions?

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) here.

What we offer


Receive an initial seed-funding of S$10,000 in cash in order to get things rolling, as well as a privileged access to the best funders in town to help you reach the skies.


Connect & engage directly with the community you are serving, and get support from best-in-their-field organisations & individuals. From VWOs to tech companies, topical and industry experts.


Learn from top industry experts & through hands-on workshops focusing on marketing, technology, legal, business modelling, startup culture & much more.
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Our Awesome Mentors

Larry Tchiou

Larry Tchiou

Serial social entrepreneur, Founder at UNFRAMED

Founder at UNFRAMED, Larry is a serial social entrepreneur who started his career as a tech consultant in New York before moving to Singapore. A co-founder at MakeSense, an Ashoka-awarded global community, he held diverse roles such as CTO, Vice-President and Community Manager Asia. As a social innovation practitioner, Larry has been involved for half a decade in building ecosystems and catalysing communities across Asia & Europe.

Jan Croeni

Jan Croeni

Co-founder at DEAL.com.sg, Serial entrepreneur turned Philanthropist

Chairman & founder of the CROENI Foundation, a serial entrepreneur-turned Philanthropist who decided to contribute his time and energy to create a better world. While in his early thirties, Jan co-founded and managed companies which raised >USD10 Mio, exited >USD50 Mio, went IPO (ASX:iBY, market cap of USD100+ Mio, 12/2013), and employed 250+ staff reaching out to millions of customers in Southeast Asia.

Alvin Ng

Alvin Ng

Early Stage Startup Coach at UNFRAMED

Alvin coaches the startups of UNFRAMED to move faster, learn faster and validate ideas faster. Through his experience as Co-founder of AfterYou.co, he helps equip startups with skills and knowledge to validate their ideas accurately to gain the confidence that they are building a viable business.

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What our fellows say

“Trying to balance impact & sustainability, UNFRAMED will show you how!”

Ken Chua

Ken Chua

Co-founder & Head of Product Development, (these)abilities

“It’s a great opportunity to break into the sector you’re working in & be focused in your approach to solving social problems”

Brittany Dejean Martin

Brittany Dejean Martin

Founder & CEO, AbleThrive

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