Be An Idea

Pivot. Pivot. Pivot.

Be An Idea is changing. In fact, we've been quietly changing over the last several months and what's really changed is that we're ready to announce this to the world. We recognise that being a 6-year old enterprise that is still pivoting in start-up mode feels very much like being Steve Carell's Andy Stitzer character in Forty Year Old Virgin. We've pivoted a few times and each new pivot sows plenty of confusion about what we do.

Kari Tamura, SAMASAMA @ Fuze Night July 2016

Together with an artist Calvin Tay, Kari Tamura founded the SAMASAMA initiative - which aims to reshape the narrative from sympathy to empathy for migrant workers in Singapore. She shared learnings from the engagement with migrant workers, partner organization HealthServe and the process of creating the exhibition in Westlake Dormitory. 

Kari spoke at Fuze Night July 2016, and funds raised during the evening were channelled to Babes Pregnancy Crisis Support.

The giving continues at giving.sg/campaigns/fuze-night-july-2016

Video production courtesy of Pharaoh Entertainment

Fuze Night May 2016

We had a record turnout at our Fuze Night May event with over 120 people attending. Cramming into the cool and trendy Lepark space, the audience got to hear stories of collaborations making a difference from Wong Li-Lin, Bjorn Low (Edible Garden City), Carmen Low (Lepark), Jay Che (Circus in Motion) and Deryne Sim (Pink Dot SG). Tim de Cotta also performed original soulful pieces to entertain the crowd!

Lessons From 4A’s Partnership of the Year: “Love Has No Labels”

Several weeks ago, 4As, a leading trade association representing the advertising agency business unveiled the winners of its second annual 4A’s Partner Awards which recognizes the creative excellence that can only be achieved through meaningful collaboration. The Be An Idea team reviewed the winning entry to look for useful lessons for those embarking on the collaboration journey.

Fuze Night March 2016

Fuze Night March 2016

Fuze Night landed on 30 March and was a celebration of International Women's Day with three strong women sharing their experiences in the philanthropy space and how they are making the world a better place - Esther Nai from the Salesforce Foundation, Tessa Kwek from Children of Cambodia and Jane Gane from Young Women's Leadership Connection. Guest performances by Zsa Zsa Scorpion and Amanda Tee.

Fuze Night July 2015

Fuze Night July 2015

On July 22, Fuze Nights landed at Artistry Cafe for another social night serving Singapore’s philanthropy community, providing a welcome break from saving the world. The evening represents an opportunity to relax, connect and learn for the social impact sector. In all, over 30 professionals from social causes, non-profits and community organisations attended the event and 50 viewers joined the live stream of the event.

Fuze Night June 2015

Fuze Night June 2015

Over 30 social impact leaders and innovators attended the first ever Fuze Night event at Artistry on June 24. The event, loosely emulating what Web Wednesday is for digital folks, aims to bring together people from the social impact space for a relaxed evening of connecting and the opportunity to hear industry insights from a respected speaker in a particular field.

Be an Idea Vision 1.3

Be an Idea Vision 1.3

The third chapter of Be An Idea’s Vision kicked off last Wednesday evening on the top floor of Lime House, one of the many trendy restaurants that have emerged along Keong Saik Road over the last few years.

Part of an effort to inspire social narratives in Singapore, Vision takes place once a month, with a variety of socially inclined individuals taking the helm. This program featured a series of six speaker sessions, run in the style of Pecha Kucha.