Singapore Economic Development Board and Bain

Singapore Economic Development Board and Bain

With NextSM,  Bain is an appointed venture studio partner of Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) as part of its Corporate Venture Launchpad 2.0 program (CVL 2.0).

Singapore Economic Development Board and Bain

Designed to enable corporates and scale-ups to launch a new venture from Singapore, EDB's CVL 2.0 program provides funding and support to help companies:

  • Build their new ventures quickly and effectively
  • Create new growth and keep ahead of disruption through building new ventures with innovative products, services and business models
  • Join a growing corporate venturing movement, where corporates build new ventures that have strong potential to scale from Singapore to become globally competitive businesses

How We Help

How We Help

NextSM is Bain’s solution for corporate innovation, venturing, and product and business building from seed to scale. Behind Next is a team of more than 200 seasoned business builders – strategists, designers, engineers, and venture ecosystem experts – who support bold company leaders disrupting themselves and their industries and creating new engines for growth. Our strong track records includes over 120 business builds and 85 percent repeat clients.

We provide end-to-end support for every phase of new product and business building, including:

  • Innovation. Spotting the unmet customer needs a company is best positioned to address, and defining the most relevant and viable value proposition.
  • Creation. Iterating the solution to ensure market fit; making critical decisions around building, partnering and buying; and building a team that can deliver.
  • Scaling. Accelerating customer adoption in new segments and geographies, and continuously improving to realize growth.

Next℠ Business Building - from Seed to Scale

About CVL Program

About CVL Program

Funding for Concept Validation Sprints

The CVL program is organized around Concept Validation Sprints that take participating corporates through the early stages of starting a new venture. The Innovate (12 weeks) and Create (6-12 months) phases are available for grant support under this program:

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