10 MAR 21
Bridge+ FinTech Hub
“Bridge+ is a real enabler of the Fintech community. And now they are setting up a Fintech hub in the middle of the financial district. Come 2020 at 79 Robinson Road, they will have a sparkling hub to invite Fintech startups and scale-ups reaching all over the world to call it home; and for the Singaporean community to play bridges with international partners right next to different banks, insurers, and our regulator MAS”
- Varun Mittal, EY Global Emerging Markets Fintech Leader
Given the growing focus on Fintech to drive Singapore’s future economy, Bridge+ will support Singapore’s Fintech scene with the opening of their latest coworking center at 79 Robinson Road (79 Robinson Road). With 56,000 square feet of space spanning across three levels and event venues, Bridge+ will play host to the Fintech community and signature industry events.
With the curated community and industry-driven programs, Bridge+ 79 Robinson Road envisions to be more than just a flexible workspace platform but also a unique and vibrant ecosystem for the Fintech community. Having inked agreements with key players such as the Asean Financial Innovation Network and Singapore Fintech Association (SFA), Bridge+ will serve as a catalyst and host to the FinTech community.
Advisory Committee, Accelerators & Incubators
As a Fintech Hub, Bridge+ 79 Robinson Road is able to give members easy access to connect to mentors in various fields from accounting, legal advisory to business development, capital markets, and more. Through this, members are able to receive assistance in different functions and get ahead on the Fintech Ecosystem through strategic collaborations.
On the other hand, Fintech startups and scale-ups can also get connected to the numerous accelerators, incubators, and venture capitalist firms located within the Bridge+ community, such as LongHash Ventures, TribeX, The FinLab, NGC Global and more. With the access and the network of the advisory committees and venture capitalists, Bridge+ has built a strong ecosystem in place and the hub at 79 Robinson Road will benefit all players regardless of size or industry.
Innovation Made Real, CapitaLand Investor Day & Other Events
One of the signature events of Bridge+ Ascent is the annual Innovation Made Real showcase where Bridge+ members’ showcase their notable projects and key highlights of the year as a coordinated Demo Day. Beyond the Bridge+ community, these events also extend to other corporate tenants at Ascent and the larger CapitaLand community.
With a huge draw of investors, entrepreneurs, industry experts, clients, and colleagues during such events, attendees have the opportunity to network with one another, learn more about other businesses and even explore opportunities for collaborations.
“My staff and my colleagues can network with colleagues in other industries or Fintech space and build those relationships. In one particular Ethereum Hackathon we ended up getting access to a whole bunch of startups that we were looking to invest in”, Roger Lim, Founding Partner of NGC Global Capital, said.
Additionally, Bridge+ plays a key role in helping the companies grow, whether it’s connecting them with subject matter experts within the CapitaLand Group, conducting a Proof-of-Concept, or completing a follow-on investment. Through this platform, companies also get to mingle with CapitaLand Group Technology and Innovation Office, furthering business opportunities within the larger CapitaLand Group, and exploring potential avenues to collaborate with CapitaLand’s clients.
Fintech Thought Leader & Content Hub
By collaborating with partners such as SFA and Fintech News Singapore to co-create Fintech-related content along with other activities, Bridge+ will be among the Fintech thought leaders and content hub in Singapore.
For instance, the Niche & Hot Invest-Tech Series was kickstarted by Bridge+ and SFA in June 2020 to engage individuals passionate about Fintech. With unique perspectives from panelists who are market incumbent CEOs and Fintech startup founders to share their unique and valuable perspectives of the industry, the series was very well-received by the FinTech community.
Premier Fintech Destination & Showcase
The next billion-dollar start-up will not be birthed forth in a traditional office. Instead, in a brave new post-COVID world, it will require social connectivity, deeper relationships, and a supportive community. Bridge+ 79 Robinson Road aims to be that community and destination for all Fintech-related companies, start-ups, and events.